Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Perpignan and its surroundings
The Campanile Perpignan Sud sits close to the Palace of the Kings of Majorca and Le Castillet. The Palace of Kings of Majorca is a must-see in this picturesque town. Built from the 14th century to the 16th century, the palace and fortress overlook the city. The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Perpignan is another landmark in the city. This Roman Catholic cathedral is a French national landmark and was built in the Catalan Gothic style because of its association with the kingdom of Majorca. Other points of interest close by include Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum and the Republic Square. In November the Saint-Martin de Perpignan fair takes place and has done so since 1759. the fair used to be a market trading local produce and cattle, with lots of circus-type entertainment in the background. Nowadays, it has become a fantastic fairground full of attractions and rides. Every Thursday from July to August, Les Juedis de Perpignan takes place in the town. Local, national and international artists liven up the streets with music, street theatre, circus acts such as clowns, acrobats and jugglers, dancing and late night shopping! It is a must-see if visiting the region during this time.