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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Perpignan Christmas Market

Perpignan is an important city in southern France, located a few kilometers from the sea, a short distance from the Pyrenees and near the border with Spain, of which it belonged until the seventeenth century. Even today the links of this city with Catalonia are strong, the Catalan language is spoken by about a quarter of the population, the cuisine is purely Catalan, the street names are bilingual (French and Catalan). Among the most remarkable buildings in the city we can mention: the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the Palace of the Kings of Majorca from the 13th century and the defensive walls of the citadel modernized in the 17th century by the military engineer Louis XIV: Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. During the Christmas period, the Perpignan Christmas Market is the most popular event in the capital of French Catalonia.


During Christmas in Perpignan the Noël catalan is usually held, an event with a large calendar of activities, visitors will be able to admire, in addition to the traditional Christmas Market, also cribs (crèches), Christmas carols, music and concerts inspired by Christmas, theatrical animations , games and a small train for the children. Catalan Christmas (Noël Catalan) in Perpignan: the set of events that characterize the Christmas holidays in Perpignan: skating rink, pessebres (cribs), Christmas carols, bells, concerts, entertainment for children.

1) Perpignan Christmas Market (Village de Noël). The Perpignan market is usually held on Quai Vauban – between the Pont Magenta and the Tourist Office – where a small Christmas village is set up made up of about 35 small wooden chalets. The market displays handicraft products from the region and many gift ideas for Christmas. For children, there will be Santa Claus’s house where children can have their picture taken with Santa Claus and where they can send their letters to Santa Claus using Santa’s mailbox.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.


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