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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

St. Vincent Days in Collioure

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Every year from the 14th to the 18th of August, Collioure celebrates the arrival on August 16, 1701 of the relics of St. Vincent, the patron saint of the town. On 16 August, the highest point of the festival, the famous fireworks illuminate the harbour boats and the Collioure fort.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.collioure.com/activites-animations/animations/
eyecandyAddress:Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientales
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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

Guided underwater safari in Cèrbere-Banylus marin reserve

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This is a 250m long underwater route with the starting point at the beach of Peyrefite
.Available between June 30th and September 1st.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.cg66.fr/136-le-sentier-sous-marin-entierement-commente-grace-au-tuba-fm.htm
eyecandyAddress:Cèrbere
eyecandyPhone:04 68 88 56 87

Prehistory Festivals at Tautavel

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Every summer in Tautavel, two major events are organized by the Museum of Prehistory to public attention: Tautavel Prehistoric Human Days in July and the Feast of Prehistory in August. Free entertainment, meetings with researchers, prehistoric banquets ... offer a wonderful journey into the past for all the family.
Dates: August 9 and 10 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:450000ans.com
eyecandyAddress:Centre Européen de Préhistoire, avenue Léon-Jean-Grégory 66 720 TAUTAVEL
eyecandyPhone:+33 (0)4 68 29 07 76

"Les Médiévales de Peyrepertuse"

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The life during the medieval times is recreated each year in the Peyrepertuse Cathar Castle during the "Medieval Festival" held in the month of August.
Date: August 8th, 9th and 10th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.chateau-peyrepertuse.com
eyecandyAddress:Duilhac sous Peyrepertuse, Aude
eyecandyPhone:04 82 53 24 07

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