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Visitor Information — The Office Municipal du Tourisme is in place Francois-Arago (www.perpignantourisme.com; tel. 04-68-66-30-30).

Getting Around — The free shuttle P’tit Bus runs around the old town and to the station. Taxis: tel. 04-68-35-15-15 or 04-68-83-83-83.

Events in Perpignan — Perpignan is the only city in France to celebrate Holy Week in the same way as Spain: with remarkable processions of penitents dressed in hooded gowns. The Procession de la Sanch leaves from Eglise St-Jacques on Good Friday morning and moves through the city center, accompanied by chants and the beating of drums. In the heat of July, Les Jeudis de Perpignan (www.perpignantourisme.com; tel. 04-68-66-30-30) takes over the city with an international cultural festival of street arts.

During the first two weeks of September, Perpignan is host to the most famous celebration of photojournalism in the industry, Visa pour l’Image (www.visapourlimage.com; tel. 04-68-62-38-00). Photographs are exhibited in at least 10 sites of historical (usually medieval) interest. Entrance to the shows is free, and an international committee awards prizes.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.