Perpignan is within very easy reach of most major European cities and regions. Low-cost airlines such as Air France, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer regular departures to Perpignan meaning that you can travel by air without worrying about the price. Additionally, Perpignan is served by the train station Gare TGV Centre del Mon, offering TGV services (France’s high speed train network) to destinations throughout the country. Whether you choose to fly or arrive by train, your Campanile Perpignan Nord and Campanile Perpignan Sud hotels are never far away.
Catalan cuisine is a delicious mix of residents’ very favourite Mediterranean ingredients. Colour is key to the dishes served in Perpignan; fruits, vegetables, oils, olives, cheese… They have adopted the pastry-making traditions of Jewish and Arab settlers to make Perpignan cuisine an unforgettable dining experience.
For the months of July and August, the residents of and visitors to Perpignan take advantage of the beautiful Mediterranean style weather and take to the streets on their bicycles. Cycling around the city provides you with a unique perspective on the region’s history and cultural heritage. With tours at night, adapted routes for children and walking tours in English, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy. A quick visit to the local Tourist Information Centre will let you explore all your options, and even purchase a loyalty card which entitles you to free activities and workshops. What better way to discover the hidden gems of the city ? When all that walking and cycling has made you tired, relax in front of an open air summer performance. Run by the Theatre l’Archipel, watch dance, circus, theatre and popular culture performances guaranteed to amaze and astound you.
Did you know that Perpignan’s railway station is at the centre of the Universe ? Following a visit in 1963, famous Catalan artist Salvador Dali claimed that it was. He had all his best ideas in the station’s waiting room. We can’t guarantee that it is, but there’s no denying that Perpignan is a fantastic source of architectural, historical and cultural inspiration.