Perpignan Tourism

Situated on the foothills of Tyranees, Perpignan is a city in the Northern Catalonian region of France. The city, which has the rivers Têt and Basse flowing across seems Half-French, Half-Catalan due to its topographical and cultural influences. The sunny city boasts of its local wine and food as much as it enjoys a good sport, especially the rugby game.

A former capital of Majorcan royalty, Perpignan was continuously under various rulers until it finally belonged to the French in 1659 with the Treaty of the Pyrenees. During the middle ages, textile industry was rapidly developed in the region. In the recent years, it became a home to hundreds of Moroccans and Algerians, who moved to France to avoid repressions.

Perpignan is unique in its traditions, owing to its multiculturalism. The city, though located in France, has its own Spanish touch to it. When you enter the city as a tourist, the locals give you a warm welcome into one of the most fascinating places of France. You’d be so charmed by its beauty that reflects in its alleyways with bright pastel coloured tenements and boulevards lined with palm-trees.

While at the city, your itineraries will be filled with so much to see and do. The splendid abbeys of the city, culturally and historically enriched museums, and the Gothic style cathedrals mesmerize you with their immaculate architecture.

The picturesque landscapes, diverse culture, beautiful rivers, rich wild life, Cathar Castles and the historic town centre, everything adds to its enchanting tourism. With its uniquely cultivated traditions and a distinct appeal, Perpignan will be one city in your vacation planner that you would want to visit again. 

Essential travel information and Perpignan tips for your visit

  • Pack light coloured clothes. Shorts and cotton tops are the best to wear in the Sunny Perpignan.
  • If you decide to get around the city on foot, carry a pair of good walking shoes.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Perpignan

  • Know the pollution level of Perpignan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Perpignan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Perpignan.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 93.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.6 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Perpignan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.93 USD

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