Perpignan


Maison Roger


Traiteur d'Excellence

 

(derrière le Palais des Congrès)

 

5 rue Claude Bernard
04 68 34 11 11


Decathlon Perpignan


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Rond-point des Arcades
04 68 55 72 72


Decathlon Nature & Golf


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RN9 - av.d'Espagne - Mas Comte
04 68 68 30 90


France Express Perpignan

Vos livraisons en Pays Catalan

 

(proche de l'aéroport)

 

150 rue des Frères Voisin -
ZAE Torremila
04 68 68 30 60


Société Perpignanaise du Froid


Froid Industriel, commercial et pour particuliers

 

1960 avenue Julien Panchot
04 68 55 23 24


Art et Traditions


Ferronnerie Traditionnelle
et d'Art

(proche du C.C. Leclerc Perpignan Sud)


8 bis avenue du Canigou
Réservations : 04 68 54 39 24

Espace d'Art

5 rue du Théâtre
06 20 52 73 86
06 18 89 34 66


Shop Coiffure


Deux salons

 

Centre Commercial Carrefour - Route de Canet
04 68 67 11 68

 

(face C.C. Carrefour)
88 chemin de la Roseraie
04 68 50 19 70

 


Fromagerie Reynal


Plateaux de fromages sur commande

 

(proche de la Place République)

 

6 rue des Cordonniers
04 68 66 99 56


Restaurant Le 17

 

Restaurant Bistronomique

 

(à côté de la Cathédrale St-Jean)

1 rue Cité Bartissol

 

04 68 38 56 82


Snack Maison Lafont


La référence du Snacking

 

(à côté de Besson Chaussure)

 

Chemin de la Fauceille
04 68 55 39 19

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Infos pratiques

The Ruscino oppidum (fortified settlement) was created during the Roman occupation and gave its name to the Roussillon, later becoming the capital of the region. The first written mention of Perpignan is found in a bill of sale in 927: “villa Perpiniano”. In 1172 it was bequeathed to the Realm of Aragon and the town became the capital of the Realm of Majorca (1276-1344). At this time, work started on the construction of the Palace of the Majorcan Kings and the cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The Castillet was built in 1368, during improvements to the fortifications of the town. In spite of all this, Perpignan fell under the yoke of the French in 1463 but then 12 years later following a prolonged siege, Perpignan was recaptured and given the name of “Faithful Town” – Fidelíssima Vila de Perpinyà. In 1659 Louis XIV signed the Treaty of the Pyrenees and the Roussillon, including Perpignan, was finally annexed to France once and for all. In 2015 it was awarded the “Patrimoine du XXe siècle”(20th century Heritage). The charming town boasts several styles of 20th century architecture.

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SPF have been specialised in industrial and commercial refrigeration for nearly 65 years. They have become the leaders in this field in the Pyrenees Orientales and in the Aude. The company serves the needs of both businesses as well as private individuals, supplying and fitting such equipment as air-conditioning, reversible heat pumps, professional kitchen equipment. Designers and technicians from this family business deal with the entire project from the conception to the final fitting, using well-known makes. To accompany this, crockery from the best names in tableware can be seen by appointment in their showroom just a stone’s throw away.

Une Référence en Pays Catalan et Audois qui doit sa réputation à son professionnalisme.

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Le Castillet

Place de Verdun  L’emblème de Perpignan

Photo © Orvaloris

During the 14th century, Pierre IV of Aragon decided to reinforce the walls protecting Perpignan. Access to the town was through several fortified gateways, such as the Castillet, built in 1368. The tower and it cupola were added in the 15th century in the reign of Louis XI, as was the Notre Dame gateway. During the 20th century, urbanisation destroyed some of the outstanding architectural features incorporated by Charles V and Vauban, but fortunately left the iconic Castillet untouched. After the Treaty of the Pyrenees secured peace between France and Spain, the ‘Little Castle’ was used as a state prison by 1659, then a soldiers’ home and finally the municipal archives before housing the Casa Pairal Museum. A not-to-be-missed visit with an exceptional 360° panoramic view from the top.

Le Palais des Rois de Majorque

2 rue des Archers        Site remarquable

2 rue des Archers       
Site remarquable

La Tour de l'Hommage Le Palais Blanc La Citadelle

Photo © Orvaloris

At the request of the new king Jacques II, two architects, Ramon Pau and Pons Descoyl, started the construction of the palace in 1274 on the hill called Puig del Rey. From the style it can be seen that their design was to combine comfort for the royal family with military necessities. The entrance, through the imposing Homage Tower, continues on to the throne room. It was known as the White Palace and built in the Gothic style and very elegant for this period. Just opposite – on the other side of the courtyard of Honour – the decor of the double chapel is inspired by Arabo-Hispanic art. The citadel underwent various modifications until the 17th century with Vauban’s alterations providing the palace with its current star-shape. Playing an important part in Catalan heritage, the Palace of Majorcan Kings is well preserved, due to the restoration works. It is a visit full of historical and cultural purpose.

Visite des Musées

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Le Musée d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud

16 rue de l’Ange 

The permanent exhibition is based on the development of Catalan art over three periods – Gothic, Baroque (Rigaud) and Modern (Picasso, Maillol, Dufy)… three styles which have inspired many local artists. Their work is presented on two floors in the large private houses of Lazerme and Mailly, refurbished in 2017.

Le Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

12 rue Fontaine Neuve

Photo © Orvaloris

Although created initially in 1770 it was only considered as a true Museum in 1840. Since 1900 it has been housed in the 16th century Hotel Çagarriga, hitherto a large private residence. Visitors can admire rare or extinct local fauna and butterflies as well as an important collection of minerals. It even includes an Egyptian mummy!

Le Musée Casa Pairal

Place de Verdun (Castillet)

Place de Verdun (Castillet)

The collections housed here show the daily life of Catalans since antiquity. The important historical figures of Perpignan are also showcased in the area dedicated to arts and tradition.

Photo © Orvaloris

Le Musée des Monnaies et Médailles

42 avenue de Grande-Bretagne

42 avenue de Grande-Bretagne

The Villa des Tilleuls, built in 1907, houses an impressive coin and medal collection, bequeathed by Joseph Puig. Amazingly it contains some 45,000 items from different eras and countries.

Le Centre d'Art Contemporain

àcentmètresducentredumonde (ACMCM)

3 avenue de Grande-Bretagne 

3 avenue de Grande-Bretagne
 

Contemporary art is exhibited in all its forms in the 1,400 sq. m of this art gallery.

Centre de Documentation des Français d'Algérie

1 rue Derroja

The life and subsequent exile of the Algerian French are depicted in this former 16th century convent of Saint Claire.

Balades Historiques & Culturelles

La Loge de Mer

Place de la Loge 

Photo © Orvaloris

One of Perpignan’s major Gothic buildings, the Loge de Mer, was built in 1397. It is easily recognisable with its flamboyant Gothic style, its gargoyles, its windows crowned with pediments and its roof railings added in 1540. The building was initially home to the maritime tribunal, then a theatre and then a staging post for the mail. Always at the heart of cultural entertainment, and since 2018 has housed the Perpignan Tourist Office.

►  LOOK AT the statue by Aristide Maillol of ‘Venus with a necklace’.

L'Hôtel de Ville

Place de la Loge 

Photo © Orvaloris

The centre of political power since its construction in the 13th century, the Town Hall still bears the inscription “Fidelíssima Vila de Perpinyà” (Faithful Town of Perpignan) together with three bronze arms, representing the social classes of the elected consuls.

►  LOOK AT ‘Méditerranée’, a sculpture by Aristide Maillol, which can be seen in the patio.

Le Palais de la Députation

Place de la Loge

This former Palace of the Generalitat (of Catalonia), built in 1448, is attached to the Town Hall. It has retained many of its original attractive architectural features, plainly visible on its façades… such as the trefoil windows and the large arched doorways.

Le Palais des Corts

Place des Orfèvres

At the beginning of the 14th century, the Palais des Corts housed the five Courts of Justice of the Roussillon. Preserved on the exterior of the building are three attractive gothic-styled arcades and an arched doorway, made from Baixas marble.

La Casa Xanxo

8 rue de la Main de Fer

Photo © Orvaloris

A 16th century architectural heritage, the Casa Xanxo, built in 1507, is a symbol of his professional success as a draper. Despite frequent modifications made over the centuries, the building has retained some attractive original Gothic features, specifically the sculptured frieze on the façade representing the Seven Deadly Sins linked to Hell. The main entrance is through a marble doorway, leading to the sculpted heads of the original owners. The department for the Promotion of Perpignan’s Heritage is situated on the ground floor.

(Closed for renovation work).

La Rue des Marchands  

Close to the Castillet are a number of half-timbered buildings and marble columns crowned with capitals, confirming the 13th century origins of this shopping street.

Photo © Orvaloris

La Place Rigaud

La Place Rigaud

Developed at the end of 19th century, the square is dedicated to Hyacinthe Rigaud, the famous court painter.

►  LOOK AT the statue created by the Catalan artist Roger Maureso in 1959.

La Rue Paratilla

La Rue Paratilla

This inviting and colourful street is full of aromas, charm and atmosphere with its little shops and bars so typically representing the best of Catalan gastronomy.


Fromagerie Reynal

 

Plateaux de fromages sur commande

 

(proche de la Place République)

 

6 rue des Cordonniers

04 68 66 99 56

Guide 2020 voir p.23

La Place de Catalogne

Aux Dames de France

Photo © Orvaloris

This attractive esplanade can boast of the Aux Dames de France building, looking surprisingly modern for an early 20th century construction. The sculptures on the façade, the slate roof and glass dome make it a unique piece of Perpignan’s architecture.

La Place de la République

At the heart of Perpignan’s economic life since the Middle Ages, a market has been held here in this central square almost since its creation. Today many people visit the square to shop or sit at the terraces of the cafés and restaurants, enjoying the public entertainment on offer throughout the year.

►  LOOK AT the Municipal Theatre built in 1812.

Photo © Orvaloris

La Place Arago

La Place Arago

Photo © Orvaloris

Situated near the Quai Vauban, the square is a perfect starting point to view the historical centre of the town. The terraces of the cafés and restaurants are full of people, especially during annual events. In summer the square and the surrounding streets are very lively and the fountain is quite refreshing.

►  LOOK AT the statue honouring François Arago sculpted in 1879.

Les Hôtels particuliers

Rue du Théâtre et Rue Émile Zola  

Large private houses, called private ‘hotels’ by the French, are well-appointed in the centre of town – such as the 17th century Hotel Ros and the 15th-16th century Hotel Sinisterra – are evidence of the success of some Perpignan families long ago. With its splendid patio, a famous staircase constructed in onyx and marble and a number of Art nouveau paintings on display, the lavish Hotel Pams, has recently applied for a Historical Monument classification.

Patrimoine Religieux

La Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Place Gambetta        Patrimoine religieux remarquable

Le Christ sur la Croix Le Carillon de la Cathédrale

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Construction began in 1324 during the reign of Sanche of Majorca. He was keen to establish the supremacy of Perpignan in the face of the neighbouring, powerful city of Elne. The building was consecrated in 1509 the building and was elevated to cathedral in 1602. A magnificent building in Southern Gothic style, it opens on to an impressive nave 18m wide and 26m high. The sixteen chapels, including that of the Devout Christ, contain rich furnishings.

►  LOOK AT the 14th century wooden sculpture of Christ on the Cross, to be seen at the heart of the Easter Procession of the Sanch. Also the two 15th century bells and the organ, some elements of which date back to 1504.
►  LOOK AT the sculpted décor of the 13th century Romanesque doorway of the Saint Jean le Vieux church, consecrated in 1025.
The 17th International Carillon Festival takes place each year at the Cathedral’s Carillon.

Conformément aux recommandations sanitaires et aux mesures gouvernementales liées au COVID-19, certaines manifestations habituelles sont susceptibles d’être reportées ou annulées. Se renseigner.

Restaurant Bistronomique

 

1 rue Cité Bartissol

(à côté de la Cathédrale St-Jean)

 

04 68 38 56 82
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Guide 2020 voir p.19

Le Campo Santo

Rue Amiral Ribell

Adjacent to the cathedral is a 14th century cloister-cemetery, the oldest in France. Three well-preserved Gothic-style galleries can be seen here.

►  LOOK AT the Gothic Funeraria chapel with its colourful stained-glass windows.
Concerts “Live au Campo” each year.

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L’Église Saint-Jacques

8 rue de la Mirande 

Photo © Orvaloris

A typical example of Southern Gothic art, this 13th century church features some rich Baroque furnishings. The wall separating the church from the Chapel of the Sanch (1699) was destroyed in the 19th century, leaving the rare sight of two high alters facing each other.
The Good Friday procession of the Sanch has departed from this spot ever since the 15th century.

L’Église Saint-Matthieu

12 bis rue Grande la Monnaie 

12 bis rue Grande la Monnaie

►  LOOK AT the bronze bell dated 1480, the large organ installed in 1683 as well as four thorns supposedly from Christ’s crown.

Culture & Loisirs

Le Théâtre de l'Archipel

Avenue du Général Leclerc Scène nationale de Perpignan

Avenue du Général Leclerc
Scène nationale de Perpignan

Photo © Carole ORY

For the last 9 years the theatre has staged a rich and varied programme in both the Grenat and Carré Halls as well as the facilities of ElMediator and the Municipal Theatre. Each season of culture and the arts has attracted large crowds to see eclectic performances – plays, dance, circus, opera, contemporary music, events specifically for younger spectators, amongst others. Overcoming barriers and promoting communication between the performers and the audience are amongst the objectives of the Archipel Theatre as evidenced by the fact that rehearsals workshops and conferences are open to the public…
In addition two festivals are organised the Aujourd’hui Musiques (plays, dance and music) and the Tilt Festival (electronic music).

Le Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional Montserrat Caballé

 1 rue des Jotglars

Refurbished and enlarged in 2015, the Conservatoire or Regional School of Music and Dance has numerous rooms used for teaching music, acting and dance. Staging and performing many events throughout the year make this venue an essential part of the cultural life of the area.

Espaces culturels

& Patrimoine religieux

Le Couvent des Minimes

24 rue François Rabelais

24 rue François Rabelais

The International Centre of Photojournalism is now housed in this former 16th century monastery which includes a church and cloister. Exhibitions are also held here, such as Visa pour l’Image photographic exhibition, keeping the centre at the cultural heart of the town.

Photo © Orvaloris

Le Couvent des Carmes

Rue Jean Vieilledent

Rue Jean Vieilledent

Now known as the Arsenal, it houses the Casa Musicale association and is a venue for popular culture.

L'Église des Dominicains 

6 rue François Rabelais

6 rue François Rabelais  

The magnificent 13th century Gothic decor of the church is plainly evident during major events held here such as the photographic exhibition Visa pour l’Image.

La Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Anges

32 rue Maréchal Foch

32 rue Maréchal Foch

Photo © Orvaloris

This 13th century Gothic style chapel was built during the various reigns of the Kings of Majorca. By the beginning of the 19th century it was being used as a military hospital and now houses the Maison du Patrimoine Catalan (the House of Catalan Heritage) having been restored in 2018.

La Maison de la Catalanité

Place Joseph Sébastien Pons

Place Joseph Sébastien Pons

The ground floor house, which stages both modern and contemporary art exhibitions, opens out on to an interior courtyard in which various events take place. It also houses the headquarters of Culture, Heritage and Catalan Affairs.

5 grands rendez-vous

de Perpignan

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Les Jeudis de Perpignan 

26e festival (se renseigner)

Street performers will take over the historical centre of Perpignan. This open-air festival consists of evening shows – parades, sketches, circus acts and music. The climax of the evening is the Son & Lumière show at the Maillol fountain

Visa pour l’Image 

32e festival (se renseigner)

For the last 30 years, exhibitions, conferences and evening slide projection shows have been staged in various parts of Perpignan to shed light on important news topics. Internationally renowned, the festival features photojournalism reports in which journalists track down the real news, seeking stories throughout the world, sometimes risking their lives in the process.

Festival Jazzèbre

32e édition (se renseigner)

French and international performers from the world of jazz bring their improvisation techniques to World music. Criss-crossing the region and occasionally abroad, they sometimes call upon musicians who play in a fanfare to join in, bringing creating a wild atmosphere at their concerts during the festival.

Les Trobales Médiévales 

11e édition (se renseigner)

Street performances, equestrian jousts, games, a Medieval market, handicraft workshops… all in the Serrat-d’en-Vaquer or Perpignan town centre, which take on the appearance of a town from the Middle Ages for a whole week-end with troubadours, horse-riders and jesters.

Fête et Nuit des Vins Primeurs

Fête et Nuit des Vins Primeurs

(se renseigner)

Every October the new Roussillon wines arrive! Wine-makers from across the region present their new wines in Perpignan’s bars, restaurants and wine cellars.

Balades & Découvertes

Les Allées Maillol & le Square Bir-Hakeim

Les Allées Maillol & le Square Bir-Hakeim

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Formerly called Promenade des Platanes (Plane Tree Walk) the Allées Maillol have been a significant part of Perpignan’s public entertainment for over 200 years. Enjoyed by the locals and visitors alike, they are often at the heart of the major annual events such as the ‘Jeudis de Perpignan’ (Thursdays in Perpignan) – which always end with a sublime show at the impressive Maillol Fountain with its 217 flower-shaped jets. At one end lies the Palais des Congrès (the Congress Centre) beside which are the recently restructured Square Bir-Hakeim gardens. This is the ‘green heart’ of the town with many different types of trees and plants, amongst which are several majestic trees which are over a hundred years old. A pleasant and attractive part of town at any time of year, the gardens cover 12 hectares (nearly 30 acres). Some twenty works of art are exhibited in the open-air here, including L’Été sans Bras (‘Summer without Arms’) and La Baigneuse Drapée (‘The Draped Bather’) both by Aristide Maillol.

Maison Roger

 

Traiteur d'Excellence

 

(derrière le Palais des Congrès)

 

5 rue Claude Bernard
04 68 34 11 11
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Guide 2020 voir p.17

Le quai Vauban

Le quai Vauban

Photo © Orvaloris

Since the Second Empire, the Quai Vauban has been a favourite with the local population for its elegance and art de vivre. Its attractive buildings line the street and the covered market is an ideal place to taste Catalan gastronomy. In December you can find Christmas chalets lining the street with seasonal goods and there is a project to install summer huts too, bring life to the neighbourhood.

La Gare – El Centre del Món

In 1965, Salvador Dalí declared that Perpignan’s railway station was “the centre of the world”. The station has since been enlarged on the Saint Assiscle side to allow TGV trains to stop here. There is a large underground car park together with El Centre del Món, a business and shopping centre.

Les Patios Gourmands

Over the past few years, certain unknown venues and patios in the centre of town are the subject of guided tours entitled Patios Gourmands. A typical one is in the large town house, Hotel Pams. A number of the area’s well-known artisans, such as Michel ROGER, prepare local products so that visitors can sample fine examples of Catalan gastronomy while visiting a historical place.

Ouvert de 10h à 22h - 7 jours / 7 *

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A pioneer of food trucks in Perpignan, the SNACK MAISON LAFONT delights the taste buds of food lovers. Thanks to continual improvements – a terrace has been built, eating area in the open air, a sheltered area with WIFI, a play area for children* – the team of staff now welcome you, with your family or friends, in a convivial way. Quality and flavours can be found here with delicious sandwiches prepared on site with traditionally baked bread among which you will find Americans (with French fries) tacos, and paninis. At mid-day, you will find tasty dishes of the day – such as blanquette, boles de picolat (meat balls) and beef bourguignon. Enjoy their sweet delights – waffles, pancakes or ice creams – available at any time of day. With 30 years’ experience, this truck has become a MAJOR name in the area.

La référence Snacking de Perpignan depuis plus de 30 ans !

* En raison de la situation sanitaire et des mesures gouvernementales, les horaires sont susceptibles de modifications.

** Les prix s’entendent TVA comprise et sont susceptibles de modifications, notamment suivant le taux de TVA en vigueur.

*** Les enfants sont sous la seule surveillance et responsabilité des parents ou accompagnateurs adultes.

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Guide 2020 voir p.31

Sites Archéologiques

& Paléontologiques

Le Site de Ruscino

Le Site de Ruscino

The archeological digs which began in 1908 have uncovered traces of human occupation going back 27 centuries. In 1994, the Rémy Marichal Centre opened near the site containing 6,700 documents.

  LOOK AT the 11th century Romanesque chapel and a 13th century signal tower.

Guide 2020 voir p.32

Art et Traditions

Ferronnerie Traditionnelle
et d'Art

(proche du C.C. Leclerc Perpignan Sud)


8 bis Avenue du Canigou
Réservations : 04 68 54 39 24
Site web

Espace d'Art

5 rue du Théâtre
06 20 52 73 86
06 18 89 34 66

Guide 2020 voir p.15

Le Serrat d’en Vaquer

Le Serrat d’en Vaquer

Photo © Orvaloris

Perched on the highest hill in the plain, the fort Serrat d’en Vaquer and its five bastions dominate the Roussillon Plain. Half-buried to resist the impact of artillery, the building covers a total of 4 hectares (just under 10 acres). During its construction in 1885, many fossils were uncovered, some of which can be seen at the Natural History Museum in Perpignan.

►  PANORAMIC VIEW of Perpignan and the area.