A listed building
The building of our restaurant, in the heart of Perpignan, is a historical monument in itself, called La « Loge de Mer ».
It is a gothic building wich was built between the XIVth and the XVIth century.
During the Middle Ages, la Loge de Mer was the vital center of the city and it had different functions : fish market, city hall…
It was created in 1388 by John I of Aragon to regulate and promote trade in Perpignan, and it was strongly linked to the maritime industry.
The first part in gothic style was built in 1397. It consisted of only 4 arches. During the reign of Charles V, it was enlarged. A commemorative plate of this event can still be seen on the wall, between the 2 newest arches.
In the XVIIIth century, marshall de Mailly, governor of the Roussillon, transformed the Loge into a theater.
During the French revolution, the building became a post office.
Later, the city of Perpignan regains control of the building, and in 1841, the Café le France first opens its doors.