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St. Valentines Month in France

Perpignan: The Ideal Romantic Getaway for this Saint Valentine’s Season…

CityRoom Magazine has chosen the beautiful chateau “La Tour Apollinaire” in Perpignan, France as 2015’s best-bet for a romantic Saint Valentine’s vacation.  Please email for more information or for booking.



Quick Facts about Perpignan:

  1. Perpignan is officially “the sunniest place in France” with over 320 days of blue sky every year.

  2. The region where Perpignan is located (Languedoc-Roussillon) is the world’s largest wine producing area in the world!  Dozens of excellent wineries in the area offer tours and tastings.  Some of the wines are so coveted that they are not exported.  You need to visit the area to taste them!

  3. Perpignan is home to La Tour Apollinaire (famous in the region for its charm, elegance, and hospitality, travellers come from all over the world to stay in this charming chateau).  La Tour Apollinaire is one of France’s best-kept hotel secrets: It is amazingly affordable in comparison to the beauty and comfort it provides.

  4. Although it is a French city, Perpignan is part of Catalonia.  Indeed it is a crossroads of three distinct cultures: Spanish, Catalan, and French.  This reflects in the language, the architecture, and the lifestyle.

CityRoom’s Travel Team combed the globe looking for a rare escape for the season of love.  The idea was to find an ideal getaway that combines romance, local charm, a wonderful climate, great culinary experiences, and activities that appeal to romantic couples of all ages.  And, as love has no price, an important factor in our decision was affordability: finding a place where couple feel like royalty without having to have the bank account of kings and queens.

Our destination of choice in 2015 is Perpignan, a small city on the Mediterranean in southern France that excites the senses and charms the heart.  The city-centre of Perpignan offers bustling marketplaces with local produce, cheeses, wines, and the herbs and spices that are characteristic of the South of France.  The shopping is also ideal, on a simple stroll the visitor will find some of today’s most popular designers.

Hospitality at its Best:  It combines the grandeur of a small provincial castle, the elegance and artistic design of a boutique hotel, and the friendly hospitable environment of a bed & breakfast.  It is the locally famous: Chateau “La Tour Apollinaire,” and for over ten years, this 19th Century chateau has been the must-stay destination for visitors to Perpignan who seek style, elegance, and comfort. The owners are true culinary experts with a vast knowledge of the local wines.  They are passionate about the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon and are happy to guide their guests to the best vineyards.

Accessibility:  Perpignan has direct flights from Paris, London, and other major cities.  It is also a short train-ride from Barcelona, as well as from the airport at Girona.  Visitors may also come by train from Marseille.

Saint Valentine’s Special:  In honour of the month of love, the owners of La Tour Apollinaire will present you with a gift of flowers and a fine bottle of Valmy rosé wine for your first night at their chateau.

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