Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department. It was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan) and is very much a Catalan city. With its sunny squares, good food and wine it makes a delightful place to visit.
The Sanch (meaning "the Lord's precious blood") is a procession which takes place every year on Good Friday through the streets of Perpignan. It is a ritual dating from 1416 but was banned in the 18th century as being "too baroque" and was only revived in 1950.
The climate and weather in Perpignan due to its situation in the Mediterranean, offers one of the best and sunniest climates of the whole of France - there are more than 300 days of sunshine per year! Perpignan and its region are attractive all year round.
The Villa Duflot welcomes you to its special atmosphere, both warm and relaxed. Just a stone's throw from the shops with a beautiful country backdrop and close to the sandy Mediterranean beaches.
La Passerelle - 1 COURS PALMAROLE F - 66000 PERPIGNAN
Situated on the banks of the River Basse, this restaurant specialises in local fish and seafood dishes. Friendly service amid an attractive maritime-themed decor.
La Galinette - 23 RUE JEAN PAYRA F - 66000 PERPIGNAN
Contemporary furniture, mouldings and prettily laid tables create a tasteful decor. Market-sourced southern French dishes. Fine regional wine list.
Les Antiquaires - PLACE DESPRES F - 66000 PERPIGNAN
Pleasant restaurant in old Perpignan decorated with objects purchased from nearby antique shops. Catalan cuisine. No smoking inside the restaurant.
Le Commerce - 2 BOULEVARD REVOLUTION F - 66250 ST LAURENT DE LA SALANQUE
At the centre of the village, regional fare and friendly service in a rustic dining room painted in bright yellow colours. Small rooms with Catalan furniture.
Le Don Quichotte - 22 AVENUE DE CATALOGNE F - 66140 CANET EN ROUSSILLON
Bright dining room painted in attractive pastel colours with artworks on show. Classic cuisine made from regional produce and a fine wine list.
L'Almandin - BOULEVARD DE L ALMANDIN F - 66750 ST CYPRIEN
Tasty seasonal cuisine, based on reinterpreted local specialities. Terrace veranda.
Auberge du Cellier - 1 RUE SAINTE EUGENIE F - 66720 MONTNER
A wine-inspired restaurant located in a former wine cellar, hence its name. Fine Côtes-du-Roussillon wine list. Updated regional cuisine.
Les Palmiers - 33 RUE LOUIS ET MICHEL SOLER F - 66470 LAROQUE DES ALBERES
Les Palmiers is known for its friendly staff and carefully prepared modern cuisine. Mediterranean fish and seafood washed down with a good choice of Roussillon wines.
L'Amadeus - AVENUE DES PLATANES F - 66700 ARGELES SUR MER
Regional specialities are served in the modern dining room decorated with house plants and a fireplace or on the pleasant teak deck. Quiet patio to the rear.
Saint-Cyprien golf club has a great setting. It's half a mile from the stunning beaches of the Mediterranean, a few miles from the Spanish border, and within sight of the Pyrenees. It also has great facilities, including two pools, four tennis courts, a lake, a 3 star hotel, top class restaurant, and comfortable apartments.