Things to see and do - Perpignan
Unmissable tourist sites
Perpignan Travel guide
Perpignan : Michelin's recommendations
This is the capital of the Roussillon, part of Catalonia annexed by Louis XIII in 1641, and owes its economic expansion to the export of fruit and vegetables. It makes the most of its Catalan nature. You just need to see the people of Perpignan in summer, dancing the sardana to the sound of a cobla on Place de la Loge to be convinced. Of its royal past, it has preserved the fine palace of the kings of Majorca and its museum displaying Catalan artists such as Hyacinthe Rigaud and Maillol.
Tourist attractions Perpignan : Things to see and do
pl. de Verdun F - 66000 Perpignan
This emblem of Perpignan stands over Place de la Victoire. Its two towers are crowned with extraordinarily high crenelles and machicolations. Today, it houses the Catalan Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
2 r. des Fabriques-d'En-Nabot F - 66000 Perpignan
In Rue des Fabriques-d'En-Nabot (this was once the quartier of ther «parayres» or material finishers, the main business of Perpignan during the Middle Ages), stands this mansion, one of few in the town to have survived in a good state. It has a patio..
pl. de la Loge F - 66000 Perpignan
This very beautiful late-14C building was the seat of a sea-trade tribunal. The boat-shaped weathervane on the corner of the building symbolised the seafaring traditions of the Roussillon.
1 Rue Fabriques D'en Nabot F - 66000 Perpignan
L'hôtel de la Loge is located in the heart of Perpignan's touristic, historical and professional centre. The property is situated at the foot of Place de la Loge and 200 metres from Perpignan Cathedral. Guests staying at the Hôtel De La Loge can also..
28 Quai Sadi Carnot F - 66000 Perpignan
Located on the banks of the Basse in Perpignan, next to the emblematic Castillet, Hotel de France is set in an 1833 building and is situated in the town centre. This property is ideally located close to all the professional, touristic and cultural at..
5-5 bis Cours Palmarole F - 66000 PERPIGNAN
In the centre of Perpignan and just a few minutes from the railway station, the four star Hotel Mercure Perpignan Centre welcomes you in modern surroundings for your business trips or touring holidays in the Pyrénées Orientales. Located on the Prome..
16 r. des Cardeurs F - 66000 Perpignan
Come and taste the handiwork of this young chef, who created his first business here after a stint in some good establishments in Southwest France. Colourful, flavoursome, full of passion, yet meticulous, his food is a voyage of discovery that is def..
15 r. Valette F - 66000 Perpignan
A tiny restaurant (20 covers) near the station. The chef hails from Australia, is very influenced by Asian flavours and prepares cuisine that exalts the ingredients. Tasting menu only served at dinner.
51 cours Lassus F - 66000 Perpignan
pl. Desprès F - 66000 Perpignan
In the little backstreets of old Perpignan, this small restaurant is well named. Bric-a-brac, old books and conviviality around well-prepared gourmet Catalan cuisine.
9 av. Julien-Panchot F - 66000 Perpignan
The chef at this restaurant certainly knows how to convey feeling when he concocts his dishes. He cooks French traditional dishes showcasing local producers' goods. Excellent value for money! Not surprisingly, word-of-mouth about the place is in full..
1 cours Palmarole F - 66000 Perpignan
A pleasant, refined eatery next to the river. In the dining room, mum and daughter advise on delicious regional wines. While dad and son-in-law work in the kitchen creating well crafted cuisine dominated by fish. Homemade ice creams and desserts.
23 r. Jean-Payra F - 66000 Perpignan
The chef at this contemporary restaurant really has a taste for the finest ingredients. Fish? He buys it in from the local fishermen. Vegetables? Freshly harvested from his own 3ha plot carefully maintained by his father. Fresh food at its best!