10 Things to Do in Perpignan That You Shouldn't Miss

February 7, 2018 Carley Gatson

Perpignan in France, from Europe region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Perpignan with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Perpignan

1. Cathedrale St-Jean

1 rue de l Horloge | Place Gambetta, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 51 33 72
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 554 reviews

Cathedrale St-Jean

Reviewed By DCHPORTVENDRES - Clogheen, Ireland

Perpignan boasts a rich and majestic historical heritage and it's Cathedral was built in the Catalan gothic style, being formerly associated with the Kingdom of Majorca. With more than 300 days of Sunshine per year, the area is Nirvana for winemakers, the climate giving the vineyards a character, originally and a unique identity. Maury from the Cathar region, Banulys a unique dessert wine and Rivesaltes an exceptional fortified wine are just some of the interesting tipples that are an ideal match for the local Catalan cuisine. Annually on the third Thursday in October the city goes en fete to celebrate the arrival of their new wines, fresh from the vine to the glass. It is a unique, colourful, carnival-like occasion and a stroll down rue Mailly, tasting the wines and meeting the vignerons is a truly memorable vintage experience. It should be a Mecca for wine lovers but seems to be overshadowed by the smart marketing of the Marmite of French wine, the iconic Beaujolais Nouveau. The occasion here kicks off in this Cathedral with the impressive ceremonial benediction of the latest crop.

2. Hotel Pams

Rue Emile Zola, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 66 24 86
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 60 reviews

Hotel Pams

Reviewed By Jane C - Languedoc-Roussillon, France

We went to see the press photography on display here as part of Perpignan's annual photojournalism exhibition. (this is now finished for 2017) Hotel Pams is a wonderful old building with beautiful murals and a wonderful and unexpected walled garden on the first floor. It was built on the proceeds of the sale of cigarette papers. Apart from this they are holding an exhibition of photographs of Pablo Picasso and his family. Apparently he spent time in the area in the mid 1950s. The photos are well worth seeing. We thoroughly enjoyed them. They were held in a part of Hotel Pams which we have never seen . We also spent a little time relaxing in the beautiful tranquil garden!

3. Office de Tourisme de Perpignan

Place Francois Arago | Le Palmarium, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 66 30 30
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 235 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Perpignan

Walking access, near the historical centre. Ticket office, guided tours, Kiss-and-Ride for cars. Free Wifi. The place to go before discover the town !

Reviewed By Dirtbag7 - Dover, United Kingdom

Lovely air conditioned office. Stylish as all of these are in France. Staff are so helpful .there aren't that many englsih translation leaflets but if you get stuck they are always on hand.

4. Hotel de Ville

1 rue de la Loge, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 66 30 66
Excellent
31%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Hotel de Ville

Reviewed By Gerry&Ros - Dundalk Ireland

The Hotel de Ville is, appropriately for a city hall, located in an easily accessible location and surrounded by a great selection of cafes and bars.

5. Castillet

Place de Verdun, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 35 42 05
Excellent
32%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 465 reviews

Castillet

Reviewed By Emtci - Turks and Caicos

If you don't read French don't expect to spend a lot of time here as all the explanations are only in French (possibly some Spanish too.) Saying that, my 4 children and I enjoyed exploring the rooms and looking at the exhibits. Also the view from the top is good. It's not expensive and I would recommend but just don't go expecting to see some huge edifice or ornately furnished rooms.

6. Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud

21 rue Mailly, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 66 19 83
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud

temporarily closed to open Juin 24

Reviewed By Henri C - Saddle River, New Jersey

Perpignan needed its own art museum, and the newly opened MAHR offers visitors a wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by famous artists, some of them locals. What a gorgeous place! The current Picasso exhibit is beautifully done, showing movies and photos of the artist visiting close friends in Perpignan. The museum's airy layout, bright rooms, and printed information allow visitors to experience the artwork in a comfortable fashion. No museum visit is complete without a stop in the shop! Interesting book selection, though more gift items are needed. Perpignan can be very proud of its new art museum! We'll be back.

7. Le Campo Santo

Rue Amiral Ribeill, 66000, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 51 19 80
Excellent
24%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Le Campo Santo

Reviewed By Toby66000 - Perpignan, France

The Campo Santo is now better than it used to be....
Recent landscaping improvements on the approach to this ancient cemetry have made it more tourist-attractive.
It is now open every day, and there are sometimes free art Exhibitions to add to the interest. There is a great view of the Cathedral.

8. Centre de Sculpture Romane

Parc Guilhem, 66330 Cabestany, Perpignan, France +33 4 68 08 15 31
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Centre de Sculpture Romane

In the 12th century during the course if the Romanesqueart period, an anonymous sculptor left unparalleled masterpieces, with an incomparable style in France (Pyrénées-Orientales and Aude), in Spain (Catalunya and Navarre) an in Italy ( Toscany). The Master of Cabetsany is the name given to this anonymous man. Attempt to penetrate the mystery of his works of art though the replicas of his whole masterpiece. The Centre of Romanesque Sculptures gives you the opportunity to understand throughthe senses, creativity and the know-how of this travelling sculptor.

Reviewed By globalartlover - Washington, D.C.

We are lovers of Romanesque sculpture so the centre is a dream come true because it gathers together so many pieces which are scattered all over and includes as well copies of major works. In addition, the presentation of scholarly information which the display provides allows an ease of understanding so much art history. One of the best collections gathered under one roof.

9. Chapelle du Devot-Christ

Rue Amiral Ribeil, 66000, Perpignan, France
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Chapelle du Devot-Christ

Reviewed By martin107 - Thezan les Beziers Languedoc

A plain little chapel next to a wonderfully baroque Cathedral the crucifix (a copy from a very early one) must be its raison d'etre. It pulls no punches and shows just how painful a death on the cross must have been.

10. Rue Paratilla

Rue du Lieutenant Paratilla, 66000, Perpignan, France
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Rue Paratilla

Reviewed By Toby66000 - Perpignan, France

This very short pedestrian street is packed with wonderful shops and restaurants.
There are 2 excellent fishmongers, a grocer, 2 delis, a bar and a tiny restaurant (Henri & Co). During the summer you can get food from several of these to eat at tables in the street. Check opening hours before you go, as they are rather varied. There is a real village atmosphere, but be warned, it can get very busy at times.

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