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Pyrenees Orientales

Cultural Heritage and Main Cities

The Pyrenees Orientales, a region imbued with Catalan flair, is a treasure trove of historical landmarks and vibrant cities. Perpignan, the region's capital, is a blend of French and Catalan cultures, boasting historical sites like the 14th-century Palais des Corts and the Funeral Cloister of St Jean. Elne, the oldest city in Roussillon, is renowned for its ancient cloister and cathedral. Rivesaltes, the birthplace of muscatel wines, and Villeneuve de la Raho, with its expansive lake, are other notable cities.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities

The region is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. From the sandy beaches to the rocky coastlines where the Pyrenees meet the sea, there's a landscape for everyone. The Gorges de la Fou offer dramatic scenery, while Mount Canigou serves as a majestic backdrop to the region. Whether it's rambling in 'Le Conflent', mountain biking, or skiing in resorts like Font Romeu, the area is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Art, Museums, and Festivals

Art and history are deeply rooted in the region. Belesta features a prehistoric museum, while Ceret is surrounded by cherry orchards and houses a Modern Arts Museum. The area is also rich in Roman art, particularly in the Aspres and Odeillo. The summer festival in Prades commemorates the famous composer Pablo Casals, adding a musical touch to the region's cultural richness.

Architectural Styles

The architecture in Pyrenees Orientales is a blend of various influences, including Romanesque and Catalan Modernism. From ancient Cathar castles to traditional farmhouses and modern villas, the region offers a diverse range of architectural styles. These properties often come with stunning views of either the sea or the Pyrenees, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and architectural elegance.


The department is well-connected by road and rail, making it easily accessible. The Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport serves as the main gateway for international travellers.

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