Perpignan the Catalan, Salses the fortified
At 12 kilometres from campsite Le Brasilia, Perpignan is a city that leaves nobody indifferent. Prefecture of the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales, ancient continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca, Perpignan is today a major place of the Catalan culture in the Languedoc Roussillon.
People come here to visit its historical heritage, like the great Palace of the Kings of Majorca, a palace fortress dating from the 13th century, but also to enjoy a certain art of living and a special atmosphere that doesn't exist elsewhere.
Other places to visit in the town centre are the Castillet, the Cathedral of Saint Jean or even the Loge de Mer.
Perpignan is also a dynamic city welcoming many artistic and cultural events. The "Visa pour l'Image" Festival, held between the end of August and mid-September, is undoubtedly the most famous of them.
the fortress of Salses, meanwhile, is a "neighbour" of Le Brasilia because it is only 20 kilometres from the campsite to this castle. Important place in the regional history, this jewel of military architecture of the late 15th and early 16th century, whose forms recall both a castle and a modern bastion, thanks its construction to the will of the very Catholic royal Spanish couple, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, who wanted to fortify the border of their Kingdom with France.
This historic monument, constructed between 1497 and 1502, is today one of best preserved defensive systems of the department, receiving the highest amount of visitors per year.
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