Le Mas des Arcades
840 Av d'Espagne, Perpignan, 66000, France
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Palace of the Kings of Majorca
The Horse Ramp
Luggage storage - Help
I'm flying into Perpignan next June to spend 2 weeks cycling the Pyrennes. I need to be able to leave a bike carry case somewhere. Anybody out there got any ideas, maybe left luggage or a friendly hotel ??,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks
Re: Luggage storage - Help
You will surely stay for a night in Perpignan, won't you? I would ask at this accommodation first, and if they have no space for storing your stuff they might know a place.
Re: Luggage storage - Help
Stay at a Logis de France and be sure it is a Bicycle Logis. They will have storage for anything related to a bicycle. Be sure to mention it when you reserve because they are popular and there are a lot of cyclists. Here's the link: http://www.logis-de-france.fr/uk/
Under Find a Hotel, click on "Using Selection Criteria" and then put in the town name, and under Activities, click beside the little bicycle picture for "Cycling Logis." That should get you to a choice of cycling logis in various price ranges. (You can do a map search too and just look for the little bicycle picture under amenities.)
These are great little family owned hotels that usually have excellent restaurants.
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The church St-Jacques
L'église est fondée vers 1245, par ordre du roi Jacques Ier d'Aragon (1213†1276) au sommet du puig (colline) des lépreux, hors les murs. Par la suite, elle donne son nom à cette colline puis au quartier qui s'y développe. L'enceinte de la ville, capitale du royaume de Majorque, incorpore le quartier et l'église dans un nouveau dispositif de fortifications. L'église domine actuellement un imposant bastion de briques et pierres renforcé par Vauban. Ce lieu accueille le jardin de la Miranda duquel on a une vue admirable s'étendant de Château-Roussillon jusqu'aux montagnes des Corbières.
Une très importante découverte archéologique a été faite en l'an 2000, lors des travaux de restauration des toitures des chapelles latérales nord de l'église : il s'agit de la plus grande collection complète de poteries médiévales (XVe siècle) existant en France. Ces céramiques étaient employées comme matériau alliant solidité et moindre poids pour la construction des toitures.
The church is founded toward 1245, by order of king Jacques Ist of Aragon (1213†1276) to the summit of the puig (hill) of the lepers, out the walls. Thereafter, it gives its name then in this hill to the district that develops itself of it. The surrounding wall of the city, capital of kingdom of Majorca, incorporates the district and the church in a new device of fortifications. The church dominates an imposing bastion of bricks and stones reinforced by Vauban currently. This place welcomes the garden of the Miranda of which one has an admirable view spreading from Chateau-Roussillon until the mountains of the Corbières.
A very important archaeological discovery has been made in the year 2000, at the time of the works of restoration of the roofings of the north lateral chapels of the church : it is about the biggest complete collection of medieval potteries (XVth century) existing in France. These ceramics were used like material allying solidity and least weight for the construction of the roofings.
The fortified city of Carcassonne
The fortified city of Carcassonne.
This place is awesome. It's a fortified construction on top of a little plateau covering it all. Even miles away, you have to span left and right to look at it all.
Visiting the interior of the ramparts bring you back a couple of centuries to the knight and conquest period.
More Info: Unfortunately, staying inside the ramparts is difficult and pricy, stay in town at the bottom of the fortified city.
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Collioure, The Perfect Catalan Port
Collioure is an old Mediterranean fishing village about twenty minutes southeast of Perpignan by train. Unfortunately, we drove from Perpignan to Collioure which took far longer than twenty minutes. Perpignan seemed to have a traffic circle every hundred meters and they were almost as frequent in the open country. Somehow the exit choices offered as we sped around the circles had no relationship to our map or our dead reckoning. Make a mistake of just a few degrees at each circle and soon you're headed right back where you came from. I was convinced that the original purpose of these circles was military, a defense against the invading armies of the French Kings and the Roman Popes.
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