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Close to Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Perpignan is a city in the south of France with a strong Catalan identity. In the heart of the Roussillon plain and at the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range, Perpignan enjoys a remarkable environment. But it is the richness of the destination's monuments, the charm of its canals and gardens, the atmosphere varying from one district to another that will seduce you above all. Let's face it: Perpignan is a splendid city! No less than 34 buildings are listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments, mainly of medieval origin. In addition, there is a unique heritage in the field of Art Deco. You have the choice of museums and live art shows. As a result, this city of Art and History invites you to enjoy an exciting year-round stay, alternating between strolling through canals, monuments and green spaces, Catalan-coloured cuisine and cultural stops, not to mention contemporary or more traditional shopping with temptations on every street corner. You will not miss the Citadel, the city centre, the Castillet, the former gateway to the city, the Gothic building of the Sea Lodge which houses the Town Hall and where you can stop to have a coffee, the Palace of the Kings of Majorca and that of the Deputation, nor the rich Hyacinth-Rigaud painting museum, nor the Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral and its Campo Santo. As for accommodation and food, you have a wide range of choices to choose from, for all tastes and budgets. Your favourite tourist guide will help you decide!

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When to go to Perpignan? Although this destination has a high tourist season in summer, it remains pleasant all year round, given the mild climate. In the off-seasons, prices drop at the same time as tourist numbers and you can enjoy the city at your own pace by making more authentic encounters. In summer, while the Côte Vermeille, on the Mediterranean, is experiencing mass tourism, the city remains calm. The year is punctuated by festivals, encounters and celebrations. Perpignan offers an annual cultural program that can make your stay attractive in all seasons and especially in September during photojournalism meetings, Visa pour l'image de Perpignan, but also during Holy Week, which has been very popular and especially, since 1416, the famous Sanch procession which takes place on Good Friday, behind the penitent dressed in red and hooded. Impressive! You can enjoy the festivities of the Feux de la Saint-Jean in June and the Sardane dances in July and August.

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