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From Montpellier to Perpignan: the flavour and accent of the South

Booking an airline ticket to Montpellier is to set off to discover a city with a Mediterranean spirit, renowned for its unique architecture, but also for its love of life and its intense cultural life. This experience can be readily extended into Catalonia, into the structures and traditions of Perpignan.

A flight to Montpellier allows you to fly over the beaches near Palavas and the Grande Motte commune, but there's nothing like the arch of triumph and the gardens of Peyrou in order to contemplate the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon. You can conduct your visit based on the distinctive hotels at the heart of the Ecusson quarter, which leads to the famous Comedy Square and its opera. City of open minded architecture, Montpellier offers a plunge into ancient Greece with the Antigone quarter but also a meander between futuristic constructions and design - the Odysseum and Port Marianne respectively - that heralds the city of tomorrow.

During your stay in Montpellier you will have a large choice of cultural excursions, with Fabre Museum and its collections dedicated to Fine Art, ranging from the 14th century right through to today, the Festival of Dance, the Literary Festival, the Festival of Cinema or the street festival the Estivales, dedicated to local culinary specialities. But also numerous free-time activities at your fingertips, in this student city renowned for its nightlife!

From Montpellier, take the road heading for Perpignan in order to discover another facet of this region appreciate by holidaymakers. The true Catalonia, symbolised by the Castillet and its fortress of fired bricks, Perpignan also shines through its Palace of the Kings, its Platanes Promenade and its shopping streets. Throughout the year, the administrative centre of the Eastern Pyrenees enjoys a sense of effervescence thanks to its markets and second-hand trade and its cultural events, such as Visa pour l'Image, one of the largest international photojournalism festivals. A trip to Perpignan is always worth the detour !