Perpignan, the last big city before the Spanish border, is the capital of the Pyrenees Orientales department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Located at the foot of the Pyrenees and a few kilometers from the sea, it boasts many assets and acts as a bridge between Barcelona and the south of France.
This Catalan-flavoured city is set in a picture-perfect natural environment: next to the Mediterranean coast with renowned holiday destinations like Collioure, mountain ranges including the imposing Canigou massif, the vineyards, and orchards of the Roussillon plain…
A university town rich in art and history, Perpignan seduces with its contrasts, with its oft-exuberant vitality and relaxed hospitality. You’ll be charmed by its Mediterranean architecture, its winding medieval streets, and the lively squares lined with palm trees. The ever-present sunshine inspires simplicity and strolling about or shopping in the many boutiques and sweetly scented Southern markets.
For centuries now, Perpignan has been a land of refuge, welcoming people of different backgrounds that have today permeated the city’s culture and lifestyle. Let yourself be inspired by our recommendations www.us.france.fr