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Things to do in Pyrénées-Orientales

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“The Palace of the Kings of Majorca, is a palace and a fortress with gardens overlooking the city of Perpignan in Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Landmark
“A short drive from Chateau Dr Queribus. Another spectacular mountaintop Cathar castle”
  • 54 locals recommend
Castle
“This is one of the closest 'Cathar Castles' near us and is the sight of one of the most famous sieges during the persecution and crusades again the religious sects. There's lot's of parking and the climb, while steep is worth it for both the views and the ruin itself. There is a small entrance fee to get into the site but it also allows you in to the museum in the village below where you get a really good understanding of how so many people both lived and survived on the site during the siege. There are also some nice places to eat and relax in the village, after visiting the ruin.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“Has some stunning Picasso pieces in the permanent collection and each summer hosts a temporary exhibition.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Hostel
“Beautiful lake and great walks in the area. Please note you have to park nearby and get a bus during the summer months as you are not able to drive to the lake itself. The bus runs regularly and provides and excellent service.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Campground
“Montalba is well-placed for those wishing to summit Canigou, the sacred mountain of the Catalan people.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Great day out for all the family, water park with huge slides, wave pools and lots more. Or just relax under the trees while the children splash about.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Within a 45 minute drive of Axat. Easily accessible with spectacular views across the mountains and to the Mediterranean. Another fine Cathar castle.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Si venís con niños, no podéis dejar de visitar este rincón en nuestra cerdanya francesa, con animales en libertad y precioso entorno. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Les Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt sont des cheminées de fée situées sur un site géologique de la commune d'Ille-sur-Têt . l'endroit est simplement magique... Ille-sur-Têt Organs are fairy chimneys located on a geological site in the commune of Ille-sur-Têt. the place is simply magical ...”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Try taking a dip in these naturally occuring hot springs. This swimming pool is filled with the hot water and in the winter you can relax and float about with snow all round you. Can get very busy.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The iconic medieval city gate of Perpignan - entry (one of many) to the old town”
  • 31 locals recommend
Spa
“Baths next to the Gorges du Sègre, close to natural sulfurous hot springs. The thermal waters are naturally rich in sulfer and other minerals recognised for the relaxation, rhumatismal and/or muscular pains but also for the good treatment of skin and hair.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Le musée Hyacinthe-Rigaud est un musée situé à Perpignan. Il rassemble une collection de peintures et d'arts décoratifs, notamment une collection d'art gothique catalan et des peintures modernes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lake
“Sailing, canoes, kayaks and pedalos in the summer. Restaurant, beach and swimming as well as many other activities including bike hire and archery. Something for every age.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“There are artifacts found in the valley from prehistoric times. Tautavel is a lovely town with lots of charming restaurants. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“In the shopping center Center Comercial Gran Jonquier you can buy everything you need at very affordable prices. And he has very comfortable hours of work and no siesta.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Superb atmosphere and food. The quality of the food is excellent and their prices are reasonable and good value The town is definitely worth a detour.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Market
“Découvrez les halles de Perpignan, vous serez totalement dépaysés. Ambiance festive”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best for frenco-catalan cuisine in Perpignan. Usually full on most nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Casino
“un petit moment de détente si vous aimez le jeu. Vous pouvez aussi manger dans leur restaurant sans aller jouer. Et danser dans la discothèque.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The restaurant 'chez Biquet' is located right by the sea, and serves fantastic tapas-style food. You can spend all day here enjoying yourself by the beach - a great day out for both family and friends. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Emilie et Baptiste vous accueilleront dans un cadre chaleureux, vous pourrez goûter les plats de Baptiste, cuisinés avec beaucoup de goût !”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Regional food at it's best. The best restaurant in Town. You need to reserve a table!”
  • 17 locals recommend

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