Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, but smaller shops may close at lunchtime (from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm). Stores are usually closed on Sunday and public holidays, except for annual sales events.
In Perpignan, the food has Catalan influences and is always accompanied by great regional wines. Among the most popular items are snails smothered in garlic, salted smoked hams, and richly stuffed sausages – all to be sampled. Of course, fresh Mediterranean-style seafood is also available. The Old Town is stashed with lively venues. Quai Vauban (besides the canal) attracts those who look for a more romantic evening. Restaurants often offer good value set menus (carte du jour), but reservations may be necessary.
Palais des Rois de Majorque
Loge de Mer
Musée des Monnaies et Médailles Joseph Puig
Fort de Salses
Torreilles Plage Argeles
Catalan Perpignan” used to be the capital of French Catalonia from the 10th to the 17th century and reached its Golden Age as the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca. The main elements of its heritage were created in this pinnacle period, and many of the city’s architectural landmarks date back to those times. Due to its geographic position, the city is undoubtedly one of the centres of the Catalan, Roman and Mediterranean cultures – something that is clearly traceable through its language and traditions. Perpignan has always gathered people from different origins, creating an eclectic blend of ethnicities within the city limits
The Palace of Kings de Majorque will give you a glimpse of a Kingdom that once existed in Majorca. The Old Town is well-preserved with its original historic character still intact. There, you will certainly enjoy nice and relaxing walks discovering the city’s roots. Perpignan is also a modern and vibrant city, a great destination warmly welcoming international visitors. The city is always changing and the gourmets will also enjoy its excellent southern gastronomy.
Do & See
There are many things to do and see in Perpignan including cathedrals, castles, thermal springs and museums. For those who fancy active pursuits, the region offers a wide range of challenging outdoor activities – skiing, hiking or nautical sports.