Perpignan Off The Beaten Path

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    Visit the Center of the World

    by Aunt_Bertha Written Jan 2, 2013

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    In front of the Center of the World

    According to Salvador Dali's calculations the Perpignan Central Railway Station (La Gare de Perpignan) is the Center of the World. I have no doubt about it because I felt extremely centered and balanced when I visited it. Although we drove to Perpignan and didn't arrive there by train, we made an extra trip to the Central Railway Station, as we didn't want to miss this opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Center of the World.

    Actually, this is what happened: on August 27, 1963 Dali made a proclamation that forever changed the reputation of "La Gare de Perpignan": it all became clear in a flash - there, right in front of me, was the center of the world, Dali said. Then he publically declared that the Perpignan train station was the "centre du monde", the center of the world.
    Dali later created a painting called "La Gare de Perpignan." That work of art is considered to be an exceptional example of the Surrealist movement.

    So we can say for sure that the center of the world is surreal, and since it is, the rest of the world must be surreal as well, as surrealism always radiates out from the center. Now go and see the Perpignan train station, it will change your life forever!

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    Etang de Canet et de st. Nazaire

    by denise16 Written Oct 27, 2006

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    At the south end of the beach at Canet Plage is a nature reserve, a salt marsh. Much smaller than those north of Perpignan going towards Narbonne. If you are lucky you may glimpse sight of some flamingos. We didn't get a close luck but saw some in the distance. There are bird hides around the site as there are other birds to spot. There are also some strange little reed huts which we think are fishermen huts.

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    Gorges Galamus

    by denise16 Written Oct 27, 2006

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    Just outside St Paul de Fenouille, on the D117. well worth a trip, the is a hermatige on the gorge give yourself about hour to walk down to it and to look around. The drive along the gorge is tight, don't try it in a camper van you will get stuck. Very close to a number of castles, see main page.

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    "Collioure"

    by MrsMcg Written Feb 25, 2003

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    whether you get there by car or train you will find a beautiful little paradise of friendly people ,wonderful eats incredible art & shopping!and if you want to stay a nite or 2,have i got a recomendation for you!

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    The Maison Bhyrr in Thuir

    by Pierre_Rouss Updated Nov 21, 2002

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    The Maison Bhyrr in Thuir
    That is where they make the appero The President, and some more bitter, orange-based drinks that are world-renowned. The tasting room will help you get an overview of their offering (which will leave you with a furry tongue ;)
    Visits most days during regular hours.

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    THE CEMETERIES.

    by almogaver Written Aug 24, 2002

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    El Cementiri de Carcassona.

    Excuse me, but I must confess I´m a fanatic of French
    cemetery. This in the pic is the one of Carcassone, and it´s a pleasure to walk up and down. It´s situated
    in front the main door to the city, so it´s easy to have a look. It´s a place, perhaps the only place in earth, where every traveller will be once in his life!!......And, I hope don´t be the last trip!!

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    THE ABBEY OF FONTFREDA.

    by almogaver Written Aug 24, 2002

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    El Claustre.

    Among the places you can go in and around your trip to Perpignan there´s a place you can´t forget: The Abbey of Fontfreda. Is not far from the city, more or less, half an hour by motorway, going to the north.

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    La Carte du Canal de la Robine...

    by Porteplume Written Sep 12, 2002

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    La Carte du Canal de la Robine et du Canal du Midi

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