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Location address: France, Languedoc-Roussillon, 66000, Perpignan, 2 Espace Méditerranée
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Perpignan (French pronunciation: [pɛʁ.piˈɲɑ̃], Catalan: Perpinyà [pərpiˈɲa]) is a city, a commune and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan) and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries.
On Good Friday, the Procession de la Sanch is held in Perpignan. The people walking in this procession have the peculiar and distinctive peaked, masked robes. Traditionally, this robe was used to protect the identity of prisoners being led to their town’s annual execution.
The procession was forbidden for a long time. Beside Perpignan, you can also see it in Arles-sur-Tech and Collioure.
Perpignan came up in the book of Ildefonso Falcones “Cathedral of the Sea”. Main character Arnau Estanyol, went on a war-trip to storm Castell-Rossello in the nieghbourhood.
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The eco-friendly Aparthotel Adagio Access Perpignan residence is located 2 km from the centre of Perpignan. Gilbert Brutus Stadium is 2.4 km away. Free WiFi access is available.