Today we are in Perpignan, Place de Catalogne from 2:30 til 6:30pm. You are all welcome to join us on our airstream and share your feeling on Yves Delorme’s latest range.
Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France near the Spanish border. From the city center you can see the impressive pic du Canigou (in Catalan Pica del Canigo) the highest peak in the Pyrenees mountains. Here are some suggestions of what to visit in Perpignan.
The Castillet, emblem of Perpignan
The Castillet was the old city gate entrance and a state prison. It was built in 1368 in red bricks and marble from Baixas. Today, it is home to the North Catalonia History Museum Joseph Deloncle. For the fearless they can climb up the 142 steps and enjoy panoramic views over the town.
The main body, the “Grand Castillet”, is built in red bricks and marble from Baixas and it belongs to the Aragonese age.
You have to climb 142 stairs to reach the top of the building.Kings of Majorca Palace
Located in the heart of Perpignan, this splendid 13th century palace has been the centre of the kingdom of Majorca. The castle was built in 1274 in a late Roman style and completed 50 years later in Gothic style. The magnificent chapels show both the elegance of that time and the status of Perpignan as an economic, politic and cultural centre of the Mediterranean during the Middle Age.
Park Saint Vicens
St Vicens Park is accessible to everyone, children, parents, grandparents, sportsmen or just walkers. The park is made of of old cultivated land and you will find all sorts of plants and trees such as maples, alders, ashes and poplars along with reeds and tamarisk. Go to the huge basin where you will be able to discover the flora and spy on the ducks, swans, moorhens and all other species of wild life. Don’t forget to take your picnic basket and enjoy the day!
The flea restaurant
For food lovers with peculiar taste the flea market restaurant is the place to go! The concept is original as you can buy the plate where you are having your lunch or the teacup or even the chair where you are sitting. It is all really simple as you can buy whatever you fancy, all items are for sale.
For food lovers, Perpignan is the place to be! If you want a gastronomic menu and splash money around then La Galinette is for you. The Maître d’ will introduce you to their stunning wines and the chef will surprise you with his culinary expertise with the local products. In the other hand, if you prefer something simpler then head to la Creperie Bretonne which will welcome you in a very sixties décor with an original atmosphere: vans and cars are in the restaurant. The creperie offers generous buckwheat pancakes, sweet or savory, as well as salads, ice cream and of course cider to accompany your meal.
The choice is yours!