In southern France, bordered by the blue sea on one side and the Pyrenees foothills on the other, the Catalan town of Perpignan shimmers under the Mediterranean sun only 50 km from the Spanish border. It is a borderland with a hybrid identity... Yet, before being French or Spanish, Perpignan is first and foremost Catalan and affirms this identity through language, gastronomy and folk celebrations.
Perpignan, the second largest town in Catalonia after Barcelona, is very much a modern town, with its new TGV (French high speed train) station and Technosud hub. But it is also a colourful, picturesque ...Read more