Perpignan Airport or Perpignan Rivesaltes Airport as it is sometimes known serves the Pyrenees-Orientales region of France. Most flights are operated by budget airlines and Air France and the airport handles over 700,000 passengers a year. If you have car hire in Perpignan, the city is just a 3 km drive away. Perpignan Airport has a small terminal and basic facilities for passengers. The terminal is separated into two areas, the departures area and the arrivals terminal. There is an information desk for all your enquiries at the airport and a medical centre for first aid, should you need it. The airport has a duty free shop for you to buy gifts or souvenirs and there is a newsagent where you can buy snacks and books too. The bank will cater for all your money needs and it has an ATM and currency exchange service. If you get hungry, you can eat at the NewRest Restaurant and Bar, which has a wide selection of hot and cold dishes on offer.
Perpignan is a city with two rivers running through it and located in the northern Catalonia region. It has many old buildings for you to discover, the most interesting being the 13th century castle of Le Castillet and the Cathedral of St Jean that dates back from 1324. In Perpignan, you can see the influences of both France and Spain’s Catalonia region and the city’s flag represents both regions. For something a little different, visit the Musee de l’Aviation and see aircraft and artefacts. If you wish to shop there are lots of small chic boutiques and Galeries Lafayette too. Of course, a Cafe au Lait in one of the many nice city cafes is a must.
Out and about with your car hire in Perpignan, there is much to see within a short drive. You can visit the seaside town of Colloure and see its historic fort or if you want to try your hand at skiing visit the Font Romeu Ski Resort. Visit the ancient walled village of Villefranche de Continent and the Monastery of St Martin du Carnigou at Vernet les Bains. Head up into the amazing mountainside and visit the pretty walled town of Mont Louis. A must do, is a trip on the Le Petit Train Jaune (The Little Yellow Train), a railway which takes you on an incredibly scenic trip through viaducts and mountains.