Thursday Doors: Perpignan, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

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Like any move to a new country, a lot of details were involved and there was a whirlwind of activity as my husband and I, along with our son, moved to Perpignan, France.  But, I’m pleased that the dust storm has passed and we are settled in.

Thirty kilometers from the Spanish border and thirty minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, Perpignan boasts more than 200 days of sunshine a year.  Sunshine makes me happy!  The weather is beautiful and the people are friendly.

Now that I’m settled, it’s on to discovering new doors along with incredible architecture and amazing sights in this city. I’m very excited to have already found so many interesting and full of character doors in Perpignan!

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I’ll start with this photo that was taken from inside, looking out through the doorway, of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist which was built in the Gothic architectural style of 1324.  Unfortunately, the outside of the building is covered in scaffolding, so, I couldn’t get a good shot of the cathedral itself.  Not yet anyways.  I have time.  The inside was magnificent with a grand pipe organ and artwork covering the walls.

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The narrow and twisting streets and the architecture in the historical center of the city was greatly influenced by its neighbor, Spain.

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I discovered the following intriguing and majestic doors on my first visit …

 

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Thank you for stopping by!

If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.  Have a nice weekend!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. JT Twissel says:

    It’s always a good feeling to feel settled in.

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    1. It certainly is. I hope you are well and thank you so much for commenting!! =)

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  2. TCast says:

    Pretty doors, Brenda. I like especially your featured door and the other two double doors 👍🏼

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    1. Thanks so much! I really do like doors with an arch at the top. =)

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  3. Sheree says:

    Great door selection!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheree! =)

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    This place looks wonderful. I can’t wait to see and read more about it 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Norm! I look forward to discovering the city and further afield. =)

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  5. slfinnell says:

    Seems like it would have a rich history. Look forward to more!!

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    1. There’s so much history here, back to Roman times evidently. I’m excited to learn more and share it. Have a great week! =)

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    You’ve got some beauties in this batch. I love the double arched doors.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dan. My favorite doors are the arched ones. =)

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