|Destination Airport||Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||PGF|
|Destination City Name||Perpignan|
Perpignan’s proud history includes spells as the capital of the ancient County of Roussillon and the Kingdom of Mallorca. The Catalan influence is still strong in this laid-back, sun-drenched city in south-west France, sandwiched between the dramatic peaks of the Pyrenees and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. Flights to Perpignan from the UK take just a couple of hours, but the minute you step onto the tarmac at Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport you’ll be bathed in a different light.
Cheap tickets to Perpignan should be reasonably easy to come by all year round, thanks to the low-cost carriers that have helped to open up this corner of France to UK travellers. The summer months of July and August are the busiest period for family holidays, while Perpignan’s mild climate makes it a popular choice for those seeking a winter break in the warm sunshine. The last weekend in August brings an influx of music lovers for the city’s annual guitar festival, resulting in a hike in demand for flights and accommodation alike. If you avoid the high season peaks, however, you’re sure to find a deal that’s gentle on the pocket.
Ryanair offers convenient seasonal direct flights to Perpignan from London Stansted or Birmingham, with a flight time of around 2 hours, while Flybe runs a seasonal route from Southampton. If no direct flights are available on your chosen dates, you could consider connecting with Ryanair’s direct service to Perpignan from Brussels South Charleroi – flights depart from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. If the budget boys can’t match your travel plans, Air France and British Airways both offer scheduled routes from London Heathrow via Paris.
Get your first glimpse of Perpignan’s famous tiled roofs from the panoramic windows of a comfortable shuttle bus to Place de Catalogne, where you can hook up with the city’s public transport network to reach your centrally situated hotel. For longer or trickier journeys there’s no substitute for the door-to-door convenience of a taxi – you’ll find a rank right outside the terminal, or book in advance with one of the taxi firms recommended on the official airport website to be sure of your ride as soon as you arrive.
Salvador Dali famously described Perpignan railway station as ‘the centre of the universe’ and declared himself inspired by spending time in its waiting room. A monument in the painter’s honour reminds travellers of this surreal moment in the station’s history. Find your own inspiration in the pastel-washed tenements of the old town, the Moorish colonnades of the palace and the dramatic arches of the cathedral. See priceless artworks by Picasso and Cocteau in the Musée Rigaud, or treat yourself to an original piece from the open-air art and craft market.
Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Air France
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