Mercure Perpignan Centre
Travel Blogs from Perpignan
... from Quillan. It's promoted as one of the Cathar fortresses but apparently the only connection to the Crusade is that the castle offered refuge to a few Cathars, most notably one of the church's deacons - Pierre Paraire - in 1241. Like all the castles I've seen in Languedoc so far it's located on top of a tall, sheer mountain which rather stupidly I decided to climb to the top off.
It costs 4 euros to enter the site and the climb to the citadel takes 15-20 minutes up ...
In the smaller Cities, like this one, the train barely stops 2-5 minutes. It all depends whether there's anyone getting off and on.
I got off this train to catch another that left in about 35 minutes...so I had to go down 2 flights and up 2 flights of stairs with all my stupid luggage!!! And yes!!! Its heavy, by this time, I'm thinking 'why did I need to bring ...
We drove south to Perpignan today. It's a city in the Catalan region just above the Spanish border. Unfortunately, it was pouring, which made it not so fun to sight see. And unfortunately, we arrived right at noon, which is when all the shops close for 2 hours....and they were some very interesting unique shops I wanted to look in. Because Perpignan is in the Catalan region of France there's an interesting mix of French and Spanish cultures, plus they've created their own unique ...
... The Hotel Duran is the perfect base. It was frequented by Dali during his life and the walls are covered with his sketches and photos of Dali with Signor Duran and other guests. Sitting in the foyer one day we are surprised by tour groups traipsing through to visit the tiny original dining room still decorated like the photos on display. Our second Dali day consists of a bus trip to his house at Portligat. The bus takes us ...
... another 60km of hellish biking. We went back to the original train station that we arrived at and found out we could take one of those trains to Perpignan with a single transfer and no bags for our bikes. So we biked an extra 6 miles around town just to find out we could have sat in the parc next to the station and just waited. Long story short, we got to Perpignan, France, and met up with our first couchsurfing hosts, Christo and Anais.
We took ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed