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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Perpignan

As Salvador Dali put it, Perpignan is the “Centre of the World”. With its strong Catalan identity, Perpignan is listed both as a “Ville d'Art et d'Histoire” and “Patrimoine du XXème siècle”. The city will charm you with its colours, flavours and atmosphere. Perpignan's treasures are best revealed when meeting its inhabitants, shopkeepers and restaurant owners.


The counts of Roussillon, kings of Majorca, Catalans and Aragonese all fought over the town, leaving countless traces of their passage... 

In Perpignan, you'll enjoy: 

  • A leisurly stroll to the Centre of Contemporary Art, 100 metres from the railway station, a landmark of Dali's universe
  • Joining a “sardane” at the foot of the Castillet, where the vibrant notes of this traditional Catalan dance ring every summer
  • Riding a bike on the beautiful Perpignan – Thuir green route (15 km) to discover the small Catalan villages in the area
  • Visiting in September for the international Festival Visa pour l'image 

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