Le Castillet & Casa Païral

Lonely Planet review

Perpignan's old town was once encircled by stout walls, designed by the military architect Vauban during the 14th century. Today all that remains is the red-brick town gate of Le Castillet , at the northern end of the old town.

Inside the gateway is the Casa Païral , a modest folklore museum which contains various bits and pieces of Catalan ephemera – from traditional bonnets and lace mantillas to an entire 17th-century kitchen.