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Monday, June 20, 2011

Our world: Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales

The city of Perpignan, in the French province of Languedoc-Roussillon, formed the hub of our travels one week. From its busy train station, we could go in almost any direction, making it, as Salvador Dali said, "the centre of the universe" for a while. My husband took these photos in Perpignan, the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department of France, during our March/April visit to Europe this year.

Our world for a week was in and around, and in and out of the city of Perpignan, which possesses many claims to fame, one of which is the oldest cemetery in France.


© Photos by Richard Schear       



Porte Notre Dame, Perpignan, with the Catalan flag flying, above right.

The city of Perpignan offers history, culture and beauty.
It was a wonderful place to see, and to be.



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15 comments:

Carver said...

That looks like an interesting place to be your base of operations during your trip.

aka Penelope said...

I would love to have seen such a historic cemetery, Kay, during my visit to France. I find such places intriguing and revealing about the culture and its people. The beautiful architecture throughout Europe never ceases to amaze me and Perpignan certainly seems no exception!

Indrani said...

That is informative, some great photos too. The fort architecture is incredible.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks for the beautiful glimpse of Perpignan Kay, I enjoyed it a lot.

Ann said...

we have these ornamental palms and grown ones cost a lot of money.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, interesting looking place, Kay! And your photos are superb! It's really been fun and interesting to "make" this trip with you! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

magiceye said...

indeed very beautiful!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely and very old place!

Dave said...

Full of history, thank you for sharing this beautiful part of the world.

Powell River Books said...

It's amazing how modern cities can preserve so much history. - Margy

fjällripan said...

Beautiful and so historical place, thank you for sharing!

Akelamalu said...

Love the pictures, especially Porte Notre Dame - what a wonderful building!

Vagabonde said...

I really enjoyed looking at all your photos of Perpignan as I have never been there. I always mean to go down to the Pyrénées area when in France but then stay either in Paris or go down to around Nice. I like the way the people talk in Perpignan and that area, their accent “sings” – I don’t know if you noticed? You certainly had a great trip.

Phil said...

Kay, a very interesting post and I am intrigued by the sign that mentions James 11 of Mallorca and then the Catalan flag. On Menorca, (the island adjacent to Mallorca) they say that the old Menorcan language is closer to French than it is to Spanish.

cieldequimper said...

It's been 30 years at least since I've been there, maybe I should rediscover it!