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Visitor Information

The Office Municipal du Tourisme is in the Palais des Congrès Georges Pompidou, place Armand Lanoux (tel. 04-68-66-30-30; fax 04-68-66-30-26; www.perpignantourisme.com). There is also a tourist information office in place Arago.

Special Events

In the heat of July during a 4-week cultural binge, Les Estivales (tel. 04-68-66-33-54; www.lesestivalesdelarchipel.org) causes the city to explode with music, dance, theater, and circus acts. Perpignan is host to one of the most widely discussed celebrations of photojournalism in the industry, the Festival International du Photojournalisme (tel. 04-68-62-38-00; www.visapourlimage.com). Established in the late 1980s, it's also called Le Visa pour l'Image. From late August to mid-September, at least 10 sites of historic (usually medieval) interest are devoted to photojournalistic expositions from around the world as photographers and journalists descend on the city.

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