Pyrénées-Orientales
Perpignan
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Perpignan The Essential
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This is the capital of the Roussillon, part of Catalonia annexed by Louis XIII in 1641, and owes its economic expansion to the export of fruit and vegetables. It makes the most of its Catalan nature. You just need to see the people of Perpignan in summer, dancing the sardana to the sound of a cobla on Place de la Loge to be convinced. Of its royal past, it has preserved the fine palace of the kings of Majorca and its museum displaying Catalan artists such as Hyacinthe Rigaud and Maillol.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Perpignan
Perpignan Castillet
Perpignan Castillet
This emblem of Perpignan stands over
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Palais des Rois de Majorque
Palais des Rois de Majorque
This palace was built with the emergence
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Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville
For some people, the three bronze arms
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Musée numismatique Joseph-Puig
Musée numismatique Joseph-Puig
The Villa Les Tilleuls (1907) houses the
Perpignan Cathedral of St Jean
Perpignan Cathedral of St Jean
Begun in 1324 by the second King of
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Loge de Mer
Loge de Mer
This very beautiful late-14C building