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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

"Procession de la Sanch"

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This procession that takes place each year on Good Friday is a religious as well as a traditional event in French Catalonia.
From 3pm to 6pm on the Friday before Easter, penitents dressed in black robes with pointed hoods, parade from St. Jacques church to the cathedral carrying crosses. They represent the Passion of Jesus Christ.
In Collioure, the procession takes place at night starting at 9pm. The Regidor (leader) has the traditional red tunic, a pointed hood, and is followed by hooded penitents in black.
The event takes place also in Arles-sur-Tech.
Date: April 14th 2017
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eyecandyAddress:Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales
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Perpignan Sacred Music Festival

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The festival includes many entrance free concerts.
Dates: From April 4th to 15th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.mairie-perpignan.fr/culture/festival-musique-sacree
eyecandyAddress:Perpignan, 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