Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Perpignan

Palais des Rois de Majorque

Perpignan’s most dominant monument, the Palace of the Kings of Mallorca sprawls over a huge area to the south of the old town. Built in 1276, the castle was later refortified with massive red-brick walls by Louis XI…
Museum in Perpignan

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

The cave-riddled cliffs above Tautavel, 34km northwest of Perpignan along the D117, have yielded a host of prehistoric finds, most notably a human skull unearthed in the Arago Cave that's estimated to be 450,000 yea…
Cathedral in Perpignan

Cathédrale St-Jean

Perpignan’s old town has several intriguing churches, but the most impressive is the Cathédrale St-Jean, begun in 1324 and not completed until 1509. Topped by a Provençal wrought-iron bell cage, the cathedral has a …
Gate in Perpignan

Le Castillet & Casa Païral

Like many medieval towns, Perpignan was once encircled by defensive walls. 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 Païra…
Square in Perpignan

Place de la Loge

Three fine stone structures flank place de la Loge. Fourteenth-century Le Loge de Mer, rebuilt during the Renaissance, was once Perpignan’s stock exchange, then its maritime tribunal. Sandwiched between it and the P…
Architecture in Perpignan

Hôtel de Ville

The Hôtel de Ville has a typically Roussillon pebbled facade of river stones. Pass by on summer weekends and you may see locals of all ages dancing the graceful sardane, the Catalan folk dance.
Architecture in Perpignan

Le Loge de Mer

The 14th-century Le Loge de Mer, rebuilt during the Renaissance, was once Perpignan’s stock exchange, then its maritime tribunal.
Architecture in Perpignan

Palais de la Députation

The Palais de la Députation was once the seat of the local parliament.