Summary: Perpignan is located in the south of France in the Languedoc Roussillon. WE hope you find our videos informative. They are intended to give you an idea of what the town of Perpignan is like before you visit. See video of our markets, shops and a few restaurants. Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales the southern most department of the Languedoc Roussillon. Perpignan is located near the Mediterranean Sea and is only about 30kms from the Spanish border. The city retains a distinct Spanish flavour as it was once the capital of the kingdom of Majorca and later Catalonias second-largest city after Barcelona. Perpignans height was in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the kings of Majorca held their court here. Today it is a fascinating city to explore.