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Located in the deep south of France, "Perpinyà," as they say in Catalan, is the capital of the Pyrénées Orientales. Perpignan’s geographical and cultural identity is turned naturally to Spanish Catalonia. It’s a border city, situated in an astonishing environment with one side on the Mediterranean coast and on the other side the highest mountains in the French Pyrenees. Perpignan is a busy place, at the crossroads of two countries, greatly influenced by the Mediterranean cultures and benefiting from 2500 hours of sun per year. No wonder that Salvador Dali saw it as the “Centre of the World”!


Population 120,100
Currency 1€, Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00-19.00, but smaller shops may close at lunchtime (from 12.00-14.00). Stores close Sunday and public holidays, except for annual sales events.
Newspapers Dépêche du Midi,
Midi Libre
Emergency numbers 17 (Police/emergency)
15 (Samu/ambulance)
18 (Fire)
Tourist information Office du Tourisme de la Ville de Perpignan
Palais des Congrès – Place Armand Lanoux
+33 4 68 66 30 30