Perpignan

Hotels in Perpignan

With the warm waters of the Med on one side and the towering peaks of the Pyrenees on the other, the French Catalonian city of Perpignan certainly has a lot to offer its visitors. Add a charming town centre, a multicultural vibe, and a staggering 2500 hours of sunshine per year and it’s easy to see why Salvador Dali once called the city “the centre of the world.”

Perpignan’s prime location makes it a top choice for holidaymakers, especially those who want to appreciate Catalan culture without the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. Perpignan might be a small city, but there’s an excellent range of accommodation on offer. There’s something for every budget, and every travel style. Traditional French B&Bs, modern hotel chains, and charming studio apartments all provide interesting, and different, bases for exploring the city.

Hotels in the old town are perfect for history buffs. There are lots of interesting buildings to see, many of which date back to the 14th Century. The Palais des Rois de Majorque (the palace of the kings of Majorca), the Cathedrale St-Jean, and Le Castillet are all worth a gander. The modern part of town also has some interesting restaurants, as well as trendy high street shopping, but most of the sightseeing can be found in Perpignan’s historic centre.

When it comes to dining out, you’re in for a treat in Perpignan. Gastronomes will enjoy the blend of French, Spanish, and North African cooking: and are sure to have a great time browsing the long wine lists featuring the best tipples from the Languedoc region.

There are plenty of places to do a bit of shopping in Perpignan. Pick up some couture in the pedestrianised old town, or pick up some Catalan souvenirs in the huge Maison Quinta department store. The weekend African market on Place Cassanyes is a must, especially if you’ve chosen self catering accommodation. This is where you see multicultural Perpignan at its best, with stall holders crying their wares in Arabic as locals browse the figs, olives, and fine fabrics.

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