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Perpignan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Perpignan: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be pleased to discover Perpignan

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Perpignan. For detailed visitor information see the Perpignan travel guide.

Perpignan is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Pyrenees-Orientales department (general information: Perpignan is 686 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Perpignan

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal residence in Perpignan, built of red brick in the 13th century: Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Tourist classifications for Perpignan include "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Elne at 13 km and Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Perpignan, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Perpignan in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Orientales

Map of places to visit near Perpignan


Markets in and near Perpignan

Market days in Perpignan: weekly market: Every day;

  • Perpignan: market Every day (0km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (8km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (13km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (13km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)

More information about Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Perpignan, France

What to do at Perpignan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Perpignan.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (17km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (22km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (22km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (42km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (9km)
  • Étang de Leucate (19km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (22km)
  • Paulilles (29km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (34km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (36km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (37km)
  • Pic du Canigou (41km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Perpignan

Canton: Perpignan

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66000

Distance to Perpignan

from Perpignan (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 686 km

from Calais: 921 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 366 km

from Strasbourg: 755 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Perpignan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baho, Bompas, Cabestany, Canohes, Pia, Saint-Esteve, Saleilles and Toulouges.

This page in French: Visiter Perpignan

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