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City:Perpignan

Cathar Country Train Jouneys

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Visit the Cathar Country on board of the little trains "du Pays Cathare".
The journeys offered vary from 1 1/2 hours to 1/2 day.
The trains depart from different train stations in the department of Pyrénées Orientales (including Rivesaltes).
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tpcf.fr
eyecandyAddress:Gare SNCF, Rivesaltes
eyecandyPhone: 04 68 20 04 00

Prehistory Center of Tautavel

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The town of Tautavel is situated some 27km (17 mi) Northwest of Perpignan.
The town is the location of the European Prehistory Center and it's museum.
This complex was built near the cave where the remains of the prehistoric Man Of Tautavel were found.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.450000ans.com
eyecandyAddress:avenue Léon-Jean-Grégory, 66720 TAUTAVEL
eyecandyPhone: +33 (0)4 68 29 07 7

Grape Harvest Festival in Banyuls-sur-Mer

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For five days oenological and gastronomical events follow one another in the small Catalan port of Banyuls-sur-Mer: a farmer's market, seafood and AOC Banyuls wines tasting, cooking workshops, shows and fanfares, etc.
From October 4th to October 8th 2017
freebie
eyecandyWeb Site:www.banyuls-sur-mer.com
eyecandyAddress:Banyuls-sur-Mer, Pyrénées Orientales
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Festa de les Bruixes

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"Fest de les Bruixes" is the Catalan witches fest. It takes place in the village of Tresserre - some 15km south of Perpignan - since 1987.
The festival features stree music, dances and theatre, a witch parade etc.
Date: October 21st 2017
freebie
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tresserre.fr
eyecandyAddress:Tresserre, Pyrénées Orientales
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The Yellow Train Catalan

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The train,the highest running train in Europe, crosses the beautiful northern Catalonia region.
It links Villefranche de Conflent (some 50 km or 31 mi west of Perpignan) to Latour de Carol passing by Mont Louis and Fort Romeu. The train runs all year long (some cars are open cars)
eyecandyWeb Site:www.casteil.fr/train%20jaune.htm
eyecandyAddress: CASTEIL , Pyrenees Orientales
eyecandyPhone:08 00 88 60 91

Trobades - Medieval Festival and Market

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Dates: October 14th, 15th 2017
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.perpignantourisme.com
eyecandyAddress:Perpignan
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