Weekend Getaway in Perpignan

Day 1:

Arrive in Perpignan and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the historic quarter or the Quartier Saint-Jean. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Palace of the Kings of Majorca (Palais des Rois de Majorque). Explore this impressive medieval fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its towers.

Explore the charming streets of the historic quarter of Perpignan. Visit the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, a beautiful Gothic cathedral, and discover the local shops and cafes.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as paella or escalivada (grilled vegetables).

Take a stroll along the banks of the River Basse, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and the views of the city.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Saint-Jean, known for its lively atmosphere and diverse culinary options.

Day 2:

Take a day trip to the nearby town of Collioure, located about 30 minutes away by car. Explore the picturesque streets of Collioure’s old town, known for its colorful buildings and charming harbor.
Visit the Château Royal de Collioure and enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Return to Perpignan and visit the Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud, housed in a beautiful mansion. Admire its collection of art, including works by Catalan painter Hyacinthe Rigaud.
Explore the Jardin de la Miranda, a lovely garden offering green spaces, walking paths, and a peaceful atmosphere.

Dine at a restaurant in the historic quarter, enjoying the charming ambiance and the flavors of Catalan cuisine.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Perpignan, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.

Day 3:

Visit the Palais des Congrès, a modern convention center. Take a guided tour to learn about the building’s architecture and its role in hosting events and exhibitions.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Banyuls-sur-Mer, known for its vineyards and wine production. Visit a winery, enjoy wine tasting, and explore the town.

Return to Perpignan and visit the Musée des Monnaies et Médailles Joseph Puig, a museum dedicated to numismatics and medals. Discover a collection spanning ancient to modern times.
Explore the local markets, such as the Marché Saint-Charles, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local products, and artisanal crafts.

Depart from Perpignan, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this vibrant city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Perpignan!