What to see and do while camping around Perpignan?
Discover Perpignan, an attractive city where life is good in the heart of a rich heritage of flavors, scents and colors. During your camping stay around Perpignan, take advantage of this traditional city of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Put down your suitcases, by staying at the camping near Perpignan 5 stars Le Calypso, located a few minutes from Torreilles and its beautiful beaches.
Perpignan, a city rich in historical and cultural heritage
The city of Perpignan is labeled “city of art and history” but also “20th century heritage” and is worth a visit. Indeed, the city of Perpignan will allow you to enjoy colorful neighborhoods, palm trees, historical monuments and many activities to discover the city that is nicknamed “the beautiful Catalan”. Moreover, the city of Perpignan benefits from an ideal geographical situation, surrounded by the Pyrenees, close to the Canigou peak, between Canet en Roussillon and Saint-Cyprien you can diversify your activities according to your desires. This attractive, warm and sunny city offers you a beautiful stay with a pleasant climate all year round.
What to do in Perpignan ?
During your stay in a campsite around Perpignan you will have a multitude of activities to discover in order to vary the pleasures during the day. Between swimming between water park and sea, the city of Perpignan will be the perfect city to combine discovery and idleness.
Walk in the heart of the city
You want to visit Perpignan, but you don’t know where to start your visit? Then you can start by going to the very heart of the city. Stroll along the Têt, (the coastal river passing through Perpignan) and walk through the Têt valley which is classified as a country of art and history.
You can also board the little train of Perpignan to enjoy a guided tour of about 45 minutes from the Castillet. Thus, you can be advised and guided on the places not to be missed. Otherwise, we advise you to venture into the Quartier Saint-Jean where the Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral is located. Contemplate the mansions at the bend in the multi-colored streets. Make your people shiver by going not far from the Place de la Loge and taking a break at the Halles Vauban.
In the morning, don’t miss the Perpignan market on the Place Cassanyes, one of the most colorful and famous markets in the Eastern Pyrenees.
The Castillet: old city gate and prison emblem of the city
Built in 1368, and transformed under Louis XI is equipped with a main body, the great Castillet of Perpignan and its turret added some time later. Located in the heart of the city, this fortress was first used as a protective wall of the city, then as a prison before becoming today a tourist place housing the Casa Pairal museum on local history and ethnography. You can also take advantage of guided tours if you wish, so that you don’t miss anything about this place.
The Palace of the Kings of Majorca
Of Gothic style and dating from the 13th century,the Palace of the Kings of Majorca in Perpignan is a fortified palace. The latter has long been nicknamed the castle of Perpignan. Originally from the Catalan countries, the castle now belongs to France following the wars and struggles between the kingdoms of France, Castile and Aragon. Former kingdom of Majorca, it is now accessible to visitors with guided tours, concerts and cultural events. You can also stroll through the garden and the many rooms to learn about the history of this magnificent citadel (more information on the Palace of the Kings of Majorca).
Campo Santo of Perpignan
Immerse yourself in the heart of the oldest and largest cloister-cemetery of the Middle Ages. Open to visitors, you will have the opportunity to go there in summer to live the Middle Ages at the rhythm of shows. Take the opportunity to visit the Basilica-Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Perpignan located next to Campo Santa.
Visit of the museums of Perpignan
The main museum of the city of Perpignan is the Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum, a museum of art and history. By going there you will discover the numerous paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Thus, you can mix Catalan Gothic art and modern paintings to brighten up your stay in Perpignan. You will find there of course the numerous works of the French painter Hyacinthe Rigaud specialized in the portrait making honor to his memory. In addition, you can visit the natural history museum of Perpignan, which is full of historical wonders.
Stay in a campsite around Perpignan
Are you planning to spend your vacations camping around Perpignan? Don’t think about it anymore, go to the campsite Le Calypso for a stay at Torreilles Plage, only 25 minutes from Perpignan. You will be able to enjoy a large choice of mobile homes, chalets or camping sites. All this in the calm of the city and close to the beaches. Our location by the sea will allow you to enjoy the Catalan coast directly from your accommodation. Take possession of spacious campsites around Perpignan, equipped with recent and modern rentals. Benefit from all the comfort you need during your camping stay.
You will also have the possibility to relax during the activities and animations organized by the team of the camp-site as well as in the water park.