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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

Trobada du Canigou

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"Trobada du Canigou" is the yearly celebration of Saint-Jean fires.
Every year since 1972 Canigou Peak in Pyrénées-Orientales is hosting on the 23rd of June, the Saint Jean celebration with a bonfire that makes the mountain look during the nights of 23rd to 24th like a volcano.
More than 1,000 people from many countries participate each year at this fest that takes place at 2,784 meters altitude.
The association organizing the event is "Comité International des feux de la Saint-Jean", 52, rue Marechal Foch, Perpignan.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.feuxdelasaintjean.com
eyecandyAddress:Vernet-les-Bains (starting point of Canigou ascension)
eyecandyPhone:04 68 85 21 21

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

COUNTRY HERITAGE DAYS - JOURNEES DU PATRIMOINE DE PAYS at Fort Lagarde

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Day of discovery of Fort Lagarde and of the life in Haut-Vallespir region of France through re-enactment of the lives of the soldiers in this military garrison. June 18, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5pm
eyecandyWeb Site:www.pratsdemollolapreste.com
eyecandyAddress:PLACE LE FOIRAL 66230 PRATS-DE-MOLLO-LA-PRESTE , Pyrénées Orientales
eyecandyPhone:+33 4 68 39 70 83

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