Most famous monument in Perpignan
The Castillet is the most famous monument in Perpignan. It was once the main entrance to the walled city. Although only a portion of what is left goes back to the time of Aragon domination in the 14th century, this monumental brick gate has a symbolic value for the town. After the walls were knocked down, it stood for sometime as a prison. Currently, it houses the Musée des Arts et Traditions Catalan Populaires. Its name is a corruption of the French language word Castellet, little castle, which is easily explained by its appearance.