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Auberge de Jeunesse ( % 04 68 34 63 32; perpignan @fuaj.org; allée Marc Pierre; B&B €14.50; S Mar-mid-Nov) Perpignan's HI-affiliated youth hostel, north of Parc de la Pépinière, is a welcoming place with a kitchen for self-caterers.

Hôtel Avenir (% 04 68 34 20 30; 11 rue de l'Avenir; s/d with shared bathroom from €18/20.50, d with shower €30, with toilet & shower €35) Several rooms have a small balcony and each is uniquely and charmingly decorated. There's also a delightful 2nd-floor terrace.

Hôtel de La Loge ( % 04 68 34 41 02; www.hoteldelaloge .fr; 1 rue des Fabriques Nabot; s €44, d €48-62; a ) Disregard the gruff owner; the bedrooms are rather more pleasant, though their furniture varies from attractive and antique to flea market. Of the more expensive air-con rooms, 106 and 206 overlook people-busy place de la Loge.

Hôtel de France ( % 04 68 34 92 81; 26 quai Sadi Carnot; d €55-140, Dali suite €200) Orson Welles, Edith Piaf, Antoine de St-Éxupéry and Catalan painter Salvador Dali (p216) were regulars at this riverside building dating to 1833. The decor is tired (understatement), but if you're keen to experience the same lurid pea-green floral carpet, unicorn bathroom tiles etc as Dali, you can: ask for suite 218.

Le Crocodile Rouge ( % 06 08 66 44 72, 09 71 29 77 59; [email protected]; 14 impasse des Cardeurs; s/d incl breakfast €65/75) This three-room B&B at the end of an old-town alley has style. Turn a blind eye to the public areas yet to be renovated and admire instead the age-old red-brick arch preserved in the contemporary Japanese-styled courtyard garden, or the kitsch plastic red-crocodile carpet coating the steep, narrow staircase.

Park Hôtel Best Western ( % 04 68 35 14 14; www .parkhotel-fr.com; 18 blvd Jean Bourrat; d from €80; ^8 0) Each of this pleasant hotel's rooms is engagingly furnished; the largest face a park. Well-reputed chef Alexander Klimenko cooks up wonders in the hotel restaurant, Le Chap' (otherwise known as Le Chapon Fin - The Fine Capon).

Hôtel New Christina (% 04 68 35 12 21; www .hotel-newchristina.com; 51 cours Lassus; d €103; 8S) Rooms wear blue and beige, and bathrooms sport tub and separate toilet cubicle. Those at the front overlook a public park, and the outdoor pool up on the roof allegedly boasts Perpignan's only jacuzzi. Off-season rates are a particular bargain.

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Tourisme

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Laverie Foch

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Librairie Chapitre

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Net & Games

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Tourist Office

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SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES

Casa Pairal

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Cathédrale St-Jean

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Hôtel de Ville

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Le Castillet

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Loge de Mer

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Palais de Justice

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Palais de la Députation

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Palais des Rois de Majorque..

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Auberge de Jeunesse

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Hôtel Avenir

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Hôtel de France

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Hôtel de La Loge

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Hôtel New Christina

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Le Crocodile Rouge

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Park Hotel Best Western

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Le France (see 10)

Les Antiquaires 26 E3

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Le France (see 10)

Les Antiquaires 26 E3

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Cinéma Castillet 28 D2

TRANSPORT

Bus Station 29 C2

CTPM Bus Information Kiosk 30 C2

Velostatlon (Cycle Hire) 31 D3

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Cinéma Castillet 28 D2

TRANSPORT

Bus Station 29 C2

CTPM Bus Information Kiosk 30 C2

Velostatlon (Cycle Hire) 31 D3

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