CREATIVE TOURISM

PERPIGNAN MÉDITERRANÉE, French-Catalan destination, enjoys a unique dual identity. The French art of living, gastronomy and craftsmanship merge joyfully with Catalan culture, its traditions and its values, which are the generosity, the share and conviviality. Take advantage of our offers of creative tourism experiences to criss-cross our rich territory and immerse yourself in our culture. On the city side, land side or sea side, our craftsmen, winegrowers, farmers, breeders, artists and merchants will share their know-how to moments and micro adventures conducive toexchange, at theapprenticeship andinnovation.

To inspire you, here is a beautiful sample of the creative activities that Perpignan Méditerranée offers you in order to plunge you into the daily life of its warm inhabitants and passionate professionals.

WINES &
GASTRONOMY

ART, CULTURE &
HERITAGE

PAYSAGES, NATURE
& BIEN-ÊTRE

THE 10 REASONS TO COME TO PERPIGNAN MEDITERRANEE
FOR CREATIVE TOURISM :

1. RADIATE IN PERPIGNAN MEDITERRANEE

Innovate ! Bring colour and emotion to your journey! Walk from the city to the sea via the inland and discover a whole range of original creative offers on the perimeter of our radiant destination.

2. FRENCH TREASURES OF CATALUNYA

Perpignan Méditerranée is the only destination in the world that enjoys a dual identity, both Catalan and French, a richness that is our strength and our attractiveness and that is found in the Catalan art of living that we invite you to try. Heritage, arts, wines and gastronomy are to be savoured from both traditional and innovative angles!

3. SAVOUR THE WINES OF THE ROUSSILLON

20,000 hectares of vines, 3 wine routes, a diversity of wine-growing terroirs and grape varieties and as many activities around the wines of Roussillon. The men and women of the terroir will make you taste and appreciate them during experiences in the heart of their estates and vineyards.

4. LIVE OUR TRADITIONS

Immerse yourself in our culture and traditions: Dance the sardana, climb to the top of a Castell (human pyramid), experience the Passion of the Sanch Procession and take part in our Catalan festivities that enliven the destination all year round.

5. ADMIRE THE DIVERSITY OF THE TERRITORY AND VARY THE PLEASURES

In a few minutes you will go from a wild and preserved beach, to the top of a rocky peak or in the heart of hundred-year-old vineyards, just as you can find yourself at the foot of exceptional monuments. Each of these places will give you the opportunity to create and live unique experiences.

6. TO WALK THROUGH PROTECTED NATURAL AREAS

Ponds, lakes, beaches, dunes... the destination abounds in nuggets where biodiversity flourishes in the respect of nature. Exceptional flora and fauna is developing here, and you will have the chance to get to know it during your stay.

7. LEARN ABOUT FRENCH AND CATALAN GASTRONOMY

Another richness of our dual identity! It is embodied in our cuisine, whose recipes are full of Mediterranean flavours, but also know how to give pride of place to the classics of French gastronomy. Our terroir is made up of a generous garden from which the best fresh produce is produced. The ideal breeding ground for curious kitchen helpers!

8. BE INSPIRED BY LOCAL ART

Picasso, Dali, Maillol, Jean Lurçat... The greatest of the artists passed through Perpignan Méditerranée, leaving a few treasures here and there. From painting to mosaics, sculpture, from Gothic art to contemporary art, you are in a land of artists who will inspire you, now it's up to you!

9. TO CREATE WITH OUR LOCAL CRAFTSMEN, PRODUCERS AND FARMERS

Catalans by heart or by adoption, our partners will help you discover their arts and techniques. They will share all their secrets with you during privileged moments that will allow you to be initiated, to exchange and to immerse yourself in the Catalan cultural DNA. Decorate a ceramic object, gather fresh plants and herbs to cook or transform them and discover how to make a Perpignan Garnet jewel or a Catalan knife....

10. TIME TRAVEL

From prehistory with the man of Tautavel, through antiquity (Ruscino -600 years old), the Middle Ages (Master of Cabestany, Kingdom of Mallorca,...) and contemporary times (Exile - Memorial camp of Rivesaltes...), our destination is a rich land of history and itineraries that will propel you to the heart of legendary universes and eras.

CREATIVE TOURISM IN IMAGES

Artists, athletes, artisans, entrepreneurs … they’re the soul of this destination: exactly 4 minutes to discover the talents of the Perpignan Méditerranée with our CA’TALENTS interviews.

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