Car Rental Perpignan

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Located in the south of France, not far from the Spanish border, Perpignan is a classic city founded around the 10th century. Unlike many other traditional parts of France, the local traditions and customs here have slight Spanish and African influences.

Great architecture, combined with great sites of natural beauty make this an excellent place to tour with a rental car, and with far smaller crowds than other cities in the area, Perpignan is the perfect destination for those wishing to avoid the chaos that comes with holidaying in Paris or Barcelona.

Experience Perpignan

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Perpignan is situated in a truly scenic part of Europe, between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Both the mountains and the beach can be reached in minutes with your rental car, and a day trip to Béziers and Montpellier to the north, or even Barcelona to the south.

There are a few great historic sites in Perpignan, which you should definitely check out when visiting here. Drive your rental car into the city centre, where you can visit the 13th century Palace of the Kings of Majorca, the 14th century Cathedral of St John the Baptist, and also be sure to take some time to explore the Saint-Jean Quarter, which features several impressive mansions which date back over 500 years.

Apart from attractions within Perpignan and neighbouring cities, there are loads of great places to visit in the area. You can head northwest to the Corbières region, where you will find many wineries, famous throughout Europe for their excellent traditional reds, or drive west to the town of Thuir, where the famous aperitif Byrrh is made and you can see the largest oak barrel in the world. If travelling with kids during summer, you can cruise along the coast in your rental car and pick yourself a nice spot on the beach, or perhaps visit Aqualand, a huge water park located in the town of Cap D'Agdeto the north.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Perpignan - Paris 850 8
Perpignan - Barcelona 200 2
Perpignan - Marseille 300 3
Perpignan - Toulouse 200 2
Perpignan - Avignon 250 2.2