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Serralongue, Haut-Vallespir, Pyrenees-Orientales, France - Serralongue - "entre ciel et vert"

The small village of Serralongue is situated to the south of Canigou, the legendary Catalan mountain, which dominates the whole of the Pyrenees-Orientales. At a height of 720 metres, here the landscape is greener with horses and cattle in the fields, very different to the Mediterranean coastline, only an hour's drive away. With the stunning views across the Pyrenees and down to the coast it is no wonder that the emphasis is on walking and there are many and varied walks for all standards which begin in the village. Both tennis and horse riding (with day treks into the Pyrenees) can also be enjoyed in the village. In addition, almost every other outdoor pursuit is available within an easy drive - a superb golf course at Domaine de Falgos (3500 feet altitude) is half an hour away; an adventure park at Prats de Mollo (20 minutes); fishing in the local rivers and swimming in the Mediterranean.

The nearby town of Prats de Mollo is dominated by an imposing 17th century fort designed by Vauban. This reflects the colourful history of the Vallespir which only became, finally, French in 1659. A fact which is also evident from the continuing Catalan traditions, not least the language which is still spoken by many in the villages. The traditional dance, the Sardane, is performed in the streets by young and old and bull fighting still takes place at nearby Ceret during the summer.

Serralongue has a medieval church, a museum describing its 3,000 year history using mock-ups of life of the time and the last "conjurador" in the whole of Catalunya! High up and overlooking the village are the Towers of Cabrenc, three towers which are classified historic monuments. These are being restored by a local group and, if you can manage the sometimes tricky walk up to them, there is a picnic area in the shade In June, the local priest performs the ceremony of the "Blessing of the Mules" with the mules and horses ridden by children in local costume. Also in June is the celebration of the "Feu de St Jean" when fire is brought done from Canigou to all the villages to ignite a large bonfire. In August there is the village festival which spreads over 3 days and combines market stalls and petanque matches during the day with disco or traditional dancing at night.

Serralongue also benefits from a lively café/bar which is open all year and provides the hub of the village. Bread can be ordered from here and the local newspaper is on sale. Excellent home cooked food is available in the evenings, as well as snacks at lunchtime, with drinks being served all day. Opposite, there is an epicerie/charcuterie which sells its own produce as well as the usual staples.

Written by Penelope Parkinson - Owner of Property 74369 in Serralongue, France

    • 4 BR
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    House #6104867
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      Apartment #2541129
        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #1406086
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          House #1774609
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            Villa #8025391
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              Villa #63396
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                • 5 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Villa #8063188
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                  House #733337
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    • 4 BR
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                    Villa #8002874
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      House #1449049a
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                        Studio #1444171a
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          House #2392102
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                            Good! 3.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Apartment #1744457
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              House #98604
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                                Apartment #327083vb
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                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                  • 3 BR
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                                  Apartment #1434276a
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    House #1189131a
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                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Villa #6111932
                                      6
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Apartment #13378
                                        5
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 1 BA
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                                          House #6360449
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                                            Chalet #608810a
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                                              Apartment #6826339
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #53251
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                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                  House #1230109a
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    House #8171687
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                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                      Cottage #1640704
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        House #14097
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                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                          Apartment #1819443
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Villa #1985016
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                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              Apartment #457637
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                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                Cottage #6687354
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Villa #8154285
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                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                    Apartment #1158081a
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #73316
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #53251
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          House #74205
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            Villa #8072399
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              House #53876
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                                                                                House #2066391
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #1110254
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                                                                                    House #1688453
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      House #1421967a
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                                                                                        Apartment #893813a
                                                                                        4
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                          House #1315898a
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                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Villa #8166483
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #484958
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                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Multiple rentals House #78363
                                                                                                8
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                  Apartment #843115
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                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                                    House #8164375
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #6750496
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                                                                                                      A Hidden Gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The hidden gem One week in Ceret is not long enough and yet it is ample to really get to savour and enjoy this pretty much unknown corner of SW France. The cottage is just out of the town centre in an easily accessible quiet area. Perfect for jaunts into town or nearby countryside – which we did both regularly or for quality time in the cottage and garden. Ceret is known for its world class modern art gallery, with an absurd abundance of Picasso pottery, and also for its excellent Saturday Market selling superb food and local oddities and trinkets. We enjoyed both. This attracts a small well heeled niche tourism sector who are well served with good restaurants and street cafes. Perfect to people watch or rest weary feet from wandering the many old streets and squares of old houses and shops in the town centre. It’s all photogenic and fun. Ceret is vibrant and active with visitors and locals. It has the atmosphere and grandeur of a larger town but in reality is really a village A medium sized Carrefour supermarket was adequate for most needs but actually the bread shop and small grocery shop (both 70m from the cottage – but in opposite directions) meant there was no shortage of supplies or fresh baguettes and croissant (cheap and yummy) and made breakfast a feast. Fresh sliced meats from the butchers next door to the baker made lunches easy Wander 80m from the cottage down to the petang/boule pitch – we rarely saw anybody there but played most days and then walk onto the disused railway bridge and look in awe past the modern bridge to the famous single span old stone bridge (Pont du Diable) with its imagination inspiring houses tucked on the hillside beside the river. We stopped and picked up a bottle of wine and some cheese to be consumed in the pretty and private garden. A perfect way to enjoy the end of the day. The Cottage has serious French charm and grace. It was perfect for our needs and wants. The living room with the kitchen was big enough for the needs of 4 adults and 2 children. The kitchen had a few supplies already there. We used some and left others we had bought but not used. We even cooked a BBQ outside one evening which worked great. I think a hire car is pretty much essential if you want to get out and explore the surrounding countryside (as we did) unless you really just want peace and serenity and desire to close the world out at the front gate and revel and relax in the cottage and garden. A great place to rea
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Large well equiped villa in a perfect location to explore the Pyrenee's.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in this lovingly renovated villa with it's various seating area's to avoid the heat of the sun.The 2 five star attractions of this villa are the kitchen/balcony area and the pool so a direct connection between the two via a small additional staircase would make this property just about perfect. Many thanks to Angela for her prompt reply's to my questions.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017