Palais des Rois de Majorque
Place de la Loge
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Palais de la Députation
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Chilled wine bar, with lots of local vintages served on tables made of upturned oak barrels.
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Lonely Planet review
The massive brick walls of the Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Mallorca) dominates a huge area just to the south of the old town. This grand fortified castle was built in 1276 and was a crowning symbol of Perpignan's late-medieval splendour: it was surrounded by extensive fig and olive groves and a hunting reserve, both lost once Vauban's formidable citadel walls enclosed the palace.
These days the citadel is sparsely furnished, but its great battlements and strategic defences still give a sense of the Mallorcan kings' might – as well as a great view across southern Perpignan all the way to the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.
The only entrance to the castle is on rue des Archers.