Discover the riches of Perpignan and the Pyrénées-Orientales!
Located on the outskirts of the city centre, the “Les cottages de Perpignan” maeva Escapades campsite represents a perfect location from which to explore the region.
In fact, the Perpignan locals offer tourist and cultural treasures, which are as numerous as they are diverse, which no doubt explains why Salvador Dalí considered its train station to be the “centre of the world”. Perpignan, “the beautiful Catalan”, is certainly at a crossroads between Mediterranean, Pyrenean, Catalan, and Western influences… and that’s not even everything!
Perpignan Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste)
The site actually has two separate buildings, which are open to the public: the magnificent Saint Jean le Vieux Roman church, and the no-less fabulous Perpignan cathedral, which features a Gothic style.
Villa des Tilleuls – Puig Garden
Designed by Danish architect Viggo Dorph-Petersen during the Belle Époque, the Villa des Tilleuls is located in Perpignan city centre.
Its charming romantic garden is home to the Joseph Puig Museum, as well as the Bernard Nicolau Library.
Palace of the Kings of Majorca
Located in Perpignan city centre, this fortified palace in a Gothic style was built in the 18th century and, for several decades, has been symbolic of the power of James II and his ephemeral Kingdom of Majorca.
Natural History Museum
Located close to the Quartier Saint-Jacques, the Museum of Natural History features a permanent exhibition presenting various aspects the fauna and flora of the Pyrénées-Orientales – which in some instances have even disappeared. One unusual attraction: the exhibition also includes an Egyptian mummy from the 23rd Dynasty, donated in 1847 by Generalissimo Ibrahim Pacha, following a thermal treatment at Vernet-les-Bains.