A Catalan city by nature, Perpignan is located in the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales, in the heart of the Occitanie region. Located about thirty kilometers from the Spanish border, this city labelled as a City of Art and History is located in the centre of the Roussillon plain, about ten kilometers from Canet-en-Roussillon and the Mediterranean Sea. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Built at the end of the 14th century, then redesigned under Louis XI, the famous Castillet, whose terrace offers a breathtaking view of the rooftops of the city, is the emblem of Perpignan. Once you have passed through the imposing fortified gate, stroll along the narrow shopping streets, then discover the treasures of the old town: Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral of the 14th-18th centuries, surmounted by a wrought iron bell tower, whose choir houses a 17th century marble altarpiece and whose Devot Christ chapel contains a 14th century wooden Christ; former Saint-Jean funeral cloister from the early 14th century - the Campo Santo -, the largest and oldest example of this type in France; Place de la Loge and its remarkable Gothic building, the Lodge of the Sea; palace-fortress of the kings of Majorca, of the 13th and 14th centuries, and its gardens overlooking the city; patio of the town hall and its bronze statue La Méditerranée by sculptor Maillol.
The curious traveller will also find the Lodge of the Sea and its Gothic architecture, which is the maritime court; the 14th century town hall and its patio where the "Mediterranean", an imposing sculpture of Maillol, stands; Saint-Jean Cathedral and its various works of art, paintings, statues and altarpieces; Campo Santo, a cloister-cemetery adjoining the cathedral, with its Gothic white marble porticoes and contemporary stained glass windows in the funeral chapel; Notre-Dame-des-Anges chapel, built in the 13th century by the aforementioned kings of Majorca; the Catalan house, dedicated to Catalan culture, which regularly offers various exhibitions to the public.
You can also visit and relax in several parks and gardens that aerate the city, such as the exotic garden of the Orry dike, with its very attractive exotic section, Maillol Park, very popular with children for its many playgrounds, or the Nursery Park, particularly sumptuous in autumn.
As a city in Languedoc-Roussillon, Perpignan, like other French cities such as Marseille or Nice, enjoys a delicious Mediterranean climate. There are four distinct seasons, with mild temperatures most of the time and a very sunny sky for much of the year. You'll be able to enjoy warm weather anywhere from April to October!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!