Things to do in Perpignan

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Start with the Top Sights in Perpignan

If you're in Perpignan to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Palais des rois de Majorque

⭐️ 4.2 (6229)

Le Castillet

⭐️ 4.3 (2888)

Perpignan Cathedral

⭐️ 4.5 (2385)

Sports Park

⭐️ 4.5 (2081)

Parc Sant Vicens

⭐️ 4.4 (1672)

Hôtel Pams

⭐️ 4.6 (1272)

Musée d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud

⭐️ 4.5 (1123)

Le Petit Train de Perpignan

⭐️ 4.3 (917)

Couvent des Minimes de Perpignan

⭐️ 4.3 (765)

Square Bir Hakeim

⭐️ 4.2 (569)

Campo Santo

⭐️ 4.5 (452)

The top affordable restaurants in Perpignan

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Perpignan city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Clos des Lys - Traiteur et Restaurant à Perpignan

⭐️ 4.7 (1335)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.8 (1076)

Price Range: $$

Le Figuier

⭐️ 4.5 (1023)

Price Range: $$

Casa Sansa

⭐️ 4.3 (833)

Price Range: $$

La Fabrik

⭐️ 4.4 (504)

Price Range: $$

Le 17

⭐️ 4.8 (487)

Price Range: $$

Les Aristo

⭐️ 4.5 (457)

Price Range: $$

La Sous-préfète

⭐️ 4.6 (422)

Price Range: $$

L'Atelier de Jean-Paul

⭐️ 4.7 (403)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (368)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Lou Grilladou

⭐️ 4.5 (361)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Perpignan

These are curated, high quality experiences in Perpignan hosted by locals!

NAUSICAA, Collioure & Vermeille Coast from the sea

Half day boat and swim between Collioure & Paulilles

Discovery of the "Site des Orgues and Truffles"

Nature & Terroir walking tour on an exceptional estate

atelier oenology

Along the water and Birdsong

Guided tours in two horses

Nausicaa: Nautical and gourmet getaway. Costa brava.

A day boat to the Spanish coves

Tuba Tour Aquatile

End your night in some of the best bars in Perpignan

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Perpignan, curated exclusively for you.


⭐️ 4.4 (1226)

Price Range: $$

Au Fût et à mesure Perpignan Centre

⭐️ 4.3 (631)

Price Range: $$

Le Bar des Halles

⭐️ 4.4 (425)


⭐️ 4.5 (360)

Les Brunettes: bar et restaurant

⭐️ 4.5 (308)

Price Range: $$

Dry States

⭐️ 4.5 (281)

Price Range: $$

Au Fût et à mesure Perpignan Saint-Charles

⭐️ 4.4 (209)

Price Range: $$

O Shannon

⭐️ 4.6 (202)


⭐️ 4.7 (168)

Price Range: $$

Jet Set Perpignan

⭐️ 4.6 (152)

Price Range: $

La Divine

⭐️ 4.6 (152)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Perpignan

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Check out these bookable attractions in Perpignan

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Perpignan.

Albera Massif Walking Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Perpignan?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Restaurant Le Divil

⭐️ 4.1 (856)

Price Range: $$$

La Galinette

⭐️ 4.6 (574)

Price Range: $$$

Thierry Astruc - Traiteur - Restaurant - Location de salle

⭐️ 4.4 (408)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore Palais des Rois de Majorque: Discover the city's extraordinary Palais des Rois de Majorque, a surviving witness of Perpignan's golden era.
  2. Visit Cathédrale Saint-Jean: Admire the extraordinary architecture of Perpignan's substantial Cathédrale Saint-Jean and its triumphant bell tower.
  3. Unwind at the Cours Jean-Jaurès: Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Cours Jean-Jaurès and take in the atmosphere of one of Perpignan's most beautiful locations.

Perpignan is a great destination for travelers throughout the year. It typically experiences mild winters, with temperatures around 10°C (50°F), and warm summers, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F). For peak balmy temperatures and authentic Catalan festivities, the best time to visit Perpignan is in mid-August during the Patum Festival, though families may enjoy a summer holiday spent relaxing on the golden Mediterranean beaches later in the season.

Perpignan is a great destination for a short holiday. A perfect number of days to make the most of this historic city would be three. One day should be dedicated to exploring the historical sites and landmarks, one day to the beautiful beaches around the city, and the last day to try out some of the local specialties.

Perpignan is well served by public transportation including bus and tram networks. Taxis and ride-hailing services are also available throughout the city. For travelers who prefer to explore on their own, cars and bikes can also be rented for short-term visits.

Perpignan is an excellent family destination. Kids of all ages will be thrilled with the range of incredible activities on offer. Visit Catalunya Square, take a ride on the Tourist Train, enjoy a swim at the Aquatic Centre, or explore the St-Jacques Fort and its natural surroundings. Take a look at the impressive Institute of Modern Art, attend a performance at the Théâtre de l’Archipel, or spend a day at one of the many sandy beaches nearby.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Perpignan. To start off we'd have to mention Le Corsaire, O'Flaherty's, Le Blue Moon. Check out our page on the best bars in Perpignan.

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