Perpignan, France

Perpignan, France

Experience Perpignan

You will find the border city of Perpignan (meaning grape) was the former capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th & 14th centuries.  It is situated in an astonishing environment with one side on the Mediterranean coast and on the other side the French Pyrenees. In a geographical area known as Catalonia between Spain and France, this community offers a delicious blend of cultures, unique to its location and history.  The Palace of the Kings of Majorca is at the hub of the town and host to an annual festival called Guitares au Palais where pop-related and acoustic guitar music are featured.  It’s very easy to navigate this town with many historical buildings and beautiful monuments and fountains to see.

  • Perpignan has slightly fewer than 120,000 inhabitants.
  • The main languages are French and Catalan.
  • They enjoy 2500 hours of sun per year.
  • Perpignan is a rugby stronghold and consistently plays in the Heineken Cup.
  • Following a visit in 1963, the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali declared the city’s railway station the centre of the Universe saying that he always got his best ideas sitting in the waiting room. There is a monument poised atop the station in his memory.

There are a multitude of hotel options in the city.  There is something to meet every financial, cultural and historical need. VoomaGo has worked with our network of Locals and partnered with a few vetted accommodations and options. When we’re building your trip with you, we can discuss the availability and right fit for your needs.

A day in Perpignan…

You can easily get caught up in the complexities of their 600 year old culture of Majorca as you explore the massive palace grounds. Enjoy the architecture as you walk through the town and try to understand Dali’s reaction to the city’s marvelous railway station.

As you stroll through the markets the atmosphere is bursting with spices, fruits or fish, a thousand scents and flavours from far away. It’s one of only a few places where you can enjoy a truly blended French/Spanish culture in regards to the food, the language and the history.

There are plenty of picturesque backpacking or hiking opportunities close-by as well as beautiful beaches where you can soak up the sunshine. A VoomaGo Local will be happy to set you up with some amazing experiences in the area!

Experiences in Perpignan

Caves, Castles and Catalan Culture

This amazing "throwback to the past" Experience begins in Perpignan, a town nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees with…

Perpignan, France