Travel Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Perpignan

cityscape in Perpignan

Perpignan

Check Point
・Catalan cityscape in the old town

・Catalan cuisine

・The Royal Palace of Mallorca overlooking the city

【City description】

The town was in the Catalonia region before. So, we can feel the Catalonia culture by the buildings and foods. In particular, the narrow streets in the center area are like Spain. We can see the town entirely from the Palace of Majorque King.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 9 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Perpignan Station 

★Go to Général de Gaulle Avenue in front of the station and turn right at the end to go to Lazare Escarguel Cours. Pass a bridge and go straight on the street. Then, turn left at a crossroad after a supermarket Casino. It takes 25 minutes by walk.

②Majorque King Palace

★Go to Archers St in front of the palace and go down a pedestrian street. Go straight and turn right at the dead end. It takes 10 minutes.

③Saint Mathieu Church

★Continue to walk on the street in front of the church.

④Arago Square

★Go to Ange St to enter the old area. Turn left at the second crossroad and go to Loge St at Jean Jaurès Square. It takes 10 minutes.

⑤City Hall

★Continue to walk on the street by the end. It takes 5 minutes.

⑥Cathedral of Perpignan

★Proceed to the next corridor.

⑦Campo Santo

★Return to Loge Square and turn right to go to Louis Blanc St. It takes 10 minutes.

⑧Castle

★Go to Nicolas Sadi Carnot St beside the river as far as the bridge which you’ve passed. Return to the station with the same route. It takes 25 minutes.

【Goal】
Perpignan Station


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【Start】

①Perpignan Station 

Gare de Perpignan

★Go to Général de Gaulle Avenue in front of the station and turn right at the end to go to Lazare Escarguel Cours. Pass a bridge and go straight on the street. Then, turn left at a crossroad after a supermarket Casino. It takes 25 minutes by walk.


②Majorque King Palace

Majorque King Palace

Palais des rois de Majorque

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm
(until 6 h 30 pm in summer / until 5 pm in winter)

Close: national holiday

The Royal Palace of Mallorca was built from the 13th century onwards as the palace of King Jaime I of Mallorca. Although it is a royal palace, it is built more like a fortress. You can see the remains of that life, such as the chapel, and you can see the entire town from the top of the tower.


★Go to Archers St in front of the palace and go down a pedestrian street. Go straight and turn right at the dead end. It takes 10 minutes.


③Saint Mathieu Church

Église paroissial Saint Mathieu

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 11 am – 5 h 30 pm
(10 am – noon on Monday)

Close: No

This is a church located in a residential area. Unlike the plain and simple exterior, the interior is delicately decorated with a variety of colors, giving you a taste of Catalonia.


★Continue to walk on the street in front of the church.


④Arago Square

Place arago

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It’s the entrance of the old area.

Enjoy Catalan cuisine! !

Catalan meat ball

You can eat Catalan food in Perpignan. Enjoy regional specialties like Catalan escargot and Catalan pudding. Check out other specialties here! !


★Go to Ange St to enter the old area. Turn left at the second crossroad and go to Loge St at Jean Jaurès Square. It takes 10 minutes.


⑤City Hall

City Hall a sculpture by Maillol

Hôtel de ville

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

The town hall is located in a narrow alley, and there is a sculpture by Maillol in the courtyard.


★Continue to walk on the street by the end. It takes 5 minutes.


⑥Cathedral of Perpignan

Cathedral of Perpignan

Perpignan Cathedral

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 6 pm
(until 5 pm in the winter)

Close: No

This cathedral has an exterior made of red brick and cobblestone. Once inside, you will notice that there is a long distance from the entrance to the chairs. The walls leading up to it are covered with paintings. You can see the red pattern on the ceiling.


★Proceed to the next corridor.


⑦Campo Santo

Campo Santo

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 11 am – 5 pm

Close: Monday

It’s a huge cloister next to the cathedral. In the chapel, you can see modern art-style stained glass windows.


★Return to Loge Square and turn right to go to Louis Blanc St. It takes 10 minutes.


⑧Castle

Castle

Castillet

Time required: 30 min

Admission fee: 2 euros

Opening hour: 11 am – 5 h 30 pm

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1

A castle gate made of red brick. It was used as a prison during the time of Louis XI. Today, you can learn about the history of this region as the Museum of the History of Northern Catalonia. You can also see the city from the top floor.


★Go to Nicolas Sadi Carnot St beside the river as far as the bridge which you’ve passed. Return to the station with the same route. It takes 25 minutes.



【Goal】

Perpignan Station



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