Here in the former capital of the Kingdom of Majorca lies Perpignan, a curious French town. Offering visitors countless sights to see and activities to do, Perpignan is the perfect place for a city break.
Perpignan: Home to Many
Just a two-hour drive from Barcelona, Perpignan is a town often forgotten about as a tourist destination. However with much to do, plenty to see and fantastic local produce, Perpignan is fast becoming a popular alternative to the bigger surrounding cities.
As the major town in Languedoc before the Spanish border, Perpignan is considered half Catalan, half French. Perpignan is also home to large communities from Morocco and Algeria, with many people migrating to France in the '50s and '60s. Thus, Perpignan is a hub of mixed cultures, making it a uniquely interesting place to visit.
With its wonderfully mild year-round climate, beautiful scenery and impressive coastline, it's no surprise that so many people choose to call Perpignan home. Additionally, Perpignan is famous for its local produce and a weekend spent tasting the culinary delights of local cheese and wine is a weekend well spent.
Perpignan nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France, but in many ways feels as Spanish is at does French. With a cosmopolitan vibe, the tight network of the streets of the old town is all about shady alleyways and pastel-coloured tenements. The Mallorcan kings palace stands guard at the old towns southern edge. Among other great sights and superb architecture to take in are St Johns Cathedral and the Place de La Loge.More About Perpignan Airport
Getting Around: Car Hire in Perpignan
If you're planning your next getaway, look no further than Thrifty Perpignan for cheap car hire. An internationally spread company, Thrifty has more than 50 years of industry experience, making them one of the best outlets for car hire in Perpignan.
More than 50 years in the car hire business has allowed Thrifty to understand what holidaymakers are after: affordable but high-quality hire cars. And by providing basic vehicles with extra add-ons at request, Thrifty does just this to make sure your stay in Perpignan is more than comfortable.
Located centrally, Thrifty ensures convenient car collection and return and also does the occasional deal on their already-fair prices "" so make sure to check site before you book your trip away.
Where to Go
Once you've filled yourself on the local produce that Perpignan has to offer, hop in your Thrifty hire car and start exploring. There is much to see in this fascinating town and with the car, you'll be sure to see as much of it as possible.
Amongst the beautiful scenery, spend your time exploring nearby ancient villages as well as the abbeys, cathedrals and castles. Most notably, visit the famous mountain fortresses of the Cathar Castles, which provide a beautiful and educational look into medieval times.
While you could spend all of your time in Perpignan eating and drinking, there is much to be seen in, around and outside of the city "" so don't forget to book your Thrifty hire car now and make the most of your city break.
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