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Serralongue is situated in the far south of France - in fact, the next commune, Lamanère, is the most southerly commune in France. It is in the mountains of the Haut-Vallespir, near the Spanish border.

By air you are spoiled for choice with cheap flights to nearby towns in France and Spain. The nearest airport is Perpignan, 65 kilometres away, and the major Ryanair hub airport of Gerona is only 120 kilometres away in Spain. See the Flights page for details and links to airline companies.

If you fly into France, after getting your hire car at the airport you need to head for Junction 43 of the A9. This is the last motorway exit in France, at Le Boulou. Then simply follow the directions as for travelling by car below.

If you are coming from Gerona or Barcelona airport you need to head north into France, when the Spanish A7 motorway becomes the French A9 motorway. Take the first exit in France, Junction 43 at Le Boulou and follow the directions below for travelling by car.

From Spain, however, you can avoid the potential delays at the border into France by travelling north on the National road, the N11, rather than the motorway. North of Figueras you then turn left off the N11 taking a route across the mountains via Darnius, Maçanet and Tapis in Spain, then Coustouges and St Laurent de Cerdans in France. This is lovely, and the roads are good (at least in Spain, thanks to the European Union taxpayers) and very quiet - e-mail us if you need help in planning this route.

By rail - Perpignan has a TGV connection direct to Paris and Lille, and on to the UK by Eurostar.

By car from Britain, there are several routes using a mixture of toll "peage" motorways and non-toll roads. One of the best routes is to by-pass Paris, then head for Clermont Ferrand on the A10 and A71 toll autoroutes. At Clermont Ferrand carry on to the South via the free autoroute A75, passing through the lovely Auvergne countryside and crossing the Tarn gorge near Millau on the fantastic new bridge.

Close to the Mediterranean you then join the Autoroute A9, heading for Spain before taking the last exit in France (number 43, Le Boulou) and then the D115 road (signposted to Céret). Follow signs to Prats de Mollo, passing through Amélie les Bains and Arles sur Tech, towards Prats-de-Mollo La Preste. Before you reach Prats de Mollo, and just before the village of Le Tech there is a left turn onto the D44, signposted Serralongue, which is 5 kilometres further on.

To see an interactive Google map which you can use to plan your journey, click here



In Serralongue we are on the left just as you enter the village, opposite a small car park and picnic site. Park in our drive or in the free car park directly opposite the house.

The best map for the area is the Michelin 344 Local, "Aude, Pyrénées-Orientales", scale 1/150,000.

The following websites can help you to plan your journey or to find us when you get near:-