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Perpignan

Country
France
State
Pyrenees
City
Perpignan
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Regular line from Paris (Paris - Orly Sud): 5 planes/ day. (Air France)
From Manchester, England, use BMIbaby [1] for cheap flights
From London Stansted airport - daily flights, use Ryanair for cheap flights
From Charleroi/Brussels (3 flights a week), use Ryanair  for cheap flights
From Birmingham (3 flights a week) with Ryanair
From Southampton (2 flights a week), use Flybe (www.flybe.com) for cheap flights
From Bristol (2 flights a week) - about €44- use Ryanair

By train

Perpignan is served by the TGV and the IdTGV. Perpignan-Paris: 5h. soon: Perpignan-Barcelona: 1h.
From Girona, Spain, use FROGBUS.com  for express bus service from Girona airport to Perpignan From Girona, Spain, use Renfe for trains to Cerbere. From Cerbere to Perpignan use sncf

By car

Autoroute A9, from north (France) and south (Spain)
D 914 (ex RN114)
From Andorra, N116.

Key places to visit
Perpignan Cathedral, Palace of the Kings of Majorca, castillet


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Places to Visit

Perpignan Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Perpignan is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Perpignan in Languedoc-Roussillon.The cathedral was begun in 1324 by King Sancho of Majorca, and later finished in the 15th century. It replaced the Cathedral of Elna, and therefore the church was at first the seat of the Bishop of Elne, and then, from 1602, of the Bishop of Perpignan.

Palace of the Kings of Majorca

The Palace of the Kings of Majorca, or Palais des Rois de Majorque in French, is a palace and a fortress with gardens overlooking the city of Perpignan in Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Castillet

Castillet was the main gate of the enclosure of Perpignan. The first construction began around 1368 during the reign of Peter IV of Aragon, after the return of Roussillon to the crown of Aragon.
Between 1475 and 1485, the city, under French domination, becomes a major project. Thus, built under Louis XI, a second gate or door to Notre-Dame is the first Castillet. Lower side, it builds the bastion of Our Lady of the bridge is included later in the imposing bastion of Charles V, built after the siege of the city by French troops in 1542 and is totally destroyed in 1843.

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