- place de Verdun Perpignan Le Castillet
- tel, info: 04 68 35 42 05
- adult/student/child €4/€2/free
- 10:00-18:30 Wed-Mon May-Sep, 11:00-17:30 Wed-Mon Oct-Apr
Lonely Planet review for Casa Païral
Casa Païral, the museum of Roussillon and Catalan folklore, occupies Le Castillet, a 14th-century red-brick town gate. Once a prison, it's the only vestige of Vauban's fortified town walls, which encircled the city until the early 1900s. The museum houses bits and pieces of everything Catalan - from traditional bonnets and lace mantillas to a 17th-century kitchen. From the rooftop terrace there are great views of the old city and citadel.