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17 December 2022  |  Tourism

The Must Sees and Dos in Perpignan

If you are passing through Perpignan, discover the essentials around the regional capital of the Pyrénées Orientales.

Collioure, a classic of the Pyrenees Orientales.

A classic, not to be rented, outside the high season it will be very pleasant to stroll through the colorful alleys and on the port or even visit the Royal Castle. You will find works by famous painters, notably Matisse and Derain. Between Culture, traditions, walks, and beautiful landscapes, spending the day in Collioure is very pleasant.


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The yellow train, an atypical visit

Travel aboard the little yellow train which serves 22 stations, between Villefranceh-de-Conflent and Latour de Carol. Discover the different landscapes over the kilometres.

The Yellow Train

Picturesque village of Baixas

Only 10 kilometers from Perpignan. For thrill seekers you can rent a quad to explore the beaten track with friends or family.

Discover Paulilles

A magnificent bay between vineyards and pine forests, you will also discover a small beach much appreciated for a pleasant moment of relaxation. With the arrival of sunny days you can snorkel, paddle, or simply bask in transparent water! In the height of the season the beach is very popular.

Le Pic du Canigou

For hiking enthusiasts, you can climb the Pic du Canigou. A breathtaking ascent to be spread over two days with a peak over the entire region.

Bouillouses Lake

Located at an altitude of 2,000 meters, the Lac des Bouillouses is the highest altitude lake in the Pyrenees. Fishing, walking, idleness you will have the choice on the banks of the lake.

Les Bouillouses


Tautavel, the cradle of the Gouleyrous gorges

The village of Gouleyrous is known for its prehistoric museum, it is also one of the most impressive sites around Perpignan. You can walk there or climb the rock walls.

Salses-le-Château, 15th century fortress

With its dungeons and moats, this unique fortress is worth visiting. You can take a short walk around Salses-le-Château.

The Fort de Salses in Pyrénées-Orientales

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The coastal path

Between Argelès and Port-Vendres you will have the opportunity to walk the trail and the entire Côte Vermeille. 32 kilometers or you will pass by the beach of Racou, Collioure, Port-Vendres, Cap Béar, Paulilles and Cerbères sumptuous places with translucent waters.

You will discover beaches, coves, villages and heritage sites in the region.

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d’Antibes

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The Ile sur Têt

One of the most beautiful places in Occitania, it is a mineral jewel located 30 minutes from Perpignan which gives the impression of being on the Moon. This extraordinary historical heritage offers visitors an extraordinary stroll, in a very appreciable setting.. 

Discover our article on the Ile sur Têt.


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Rates and schedules of visits

  • Entrance fee 4€

  • Access to the Organs from 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. - approximately 1 hour visit.


Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Castelnou is a very charming village with its cobbled streets, its craftsmen and its castle. It is a medieval village carved in ocher stone and built around a 10th century fortress. The environment is very pleasant. The village is nestled in lush greenery and carved out of the hill.

The Côte Vermeille - from France to Spain

The Côte Vermeille extends from Argelès to Cerbère (the Spanish border), you can easily reach Spain and the Costa Brava. You can visit nearby Spanish cities, including Figueres with the Dali Museum and its theater, a completely unusual and off beat place to visit.

Cadaquès, an old town with Mediterranean charm with its picturesque character that has attracted painters with its beautiful white stepped houses. You can visit the various small villages that make up this winding coast of white rock and walk along the coastal paths, the fishing ports and the beautiful coves with turquoise waters. This Mediterranean coast offers breathtaking views.

Le Barcares, Street Art Museum

From Port Baracarès to Argelès-sur-Mer, the beautiful beaches attract many holidaymakers. But what is as popular is an unusual place: the Street Art Museum, an original street art spot, in the parking lot of Lydia, symbol of Port Barcarès.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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