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The nearest town to Caixas is Thuir (pronounced “tweer”). (Click here for map)

By car using the A9 Autoroute , leave the autoroute at junction 42 signposted to Thuir. Immediately after leaving the toll pay-booth there is a roundabout (new in 2008) - take the left exit here and left again at the smaller roundabout which follows. Continue following signs to Thuir. On approaching Thuir do not turn into the town, but follow signs to Ille-sur-Tet. Just beyond Thuir you will see a left turn signposted (not very clearly!) to Castelnou. Take this turn and and after a few hundred yards turn right at the first roundabout (at the entrance to a quarry), heading for Castelnou.

See directions " From Castelnou" below.

From Perpignan airport follow signs to Perpignan and Barcelona or Gerona. This will take you on to the D900 (formerly the RN9) southbound towards the centre of Perpignan. Keep in the right hand lane as, immediately upon entering Perpignan, you will cross a river (Le Tet) and will see a sign to the right for Thuir. Follow the sign - this is a right turn on to the Perpignan ring road. (If you miss this turn, do not despair. There is another right turn towards Thuir signposted a few traffic lights further into Perpignan. Follow this sign and you will eventually join the ring road.) Follow signs to Thuir round the ring road, crossing several roundabouts until you turn off onto the road to Thuir. On approaching Thuir do not turn into the town, but follow signs to Ille-sur-Tet. Just beyond Thuir you will see a left turn signposted (not very clearly!) to Castelnou. Take this turn and and after a few hundred yards turn right at the first roundabout (at the entrance to a quarry), heading for Castelnou.

See directions " From Castelnou" below.

From Barcelona or Gerona take the Autovia (motorway) north to France (Francia). Leave the motorway at the second exit in France, signposted to Thuir. Immediately after leaving the toll pay-booth there is a roundabout (new in 2008) - take the left exit here and left again at the smaller roundabout which follows. Continue following signs to Thuir. On approaching Thuir do not turn into the town, but follow signs to Ille-sur-Tet. Just beyond Thuir you will see a left turn signposted (not very clearly!) to Castelnou. Take this turn and and after a few hundred yards turn right at the first roundabout (at the entrance to a quarry), heading for Castelnou.

See directions " From Castelnou" below.

From Castelnou

Pass through Castelnou on the main road - the D48 - (do not go through the arch into the village). You will see signs to Caixas from Castelnou. The road is very twisty with beautiful views on all sides. After 10 kilometres you will come to a T-junction. Turn left at this junction along the D2 signposted to Caixas. After a further 5 kilometres (and about 10 minutes drive) you will see Caixas village and Mairie signposted to the left - IGNORE this sign - carry on along the main road.

After a mile or so, just after houses on each side of the road with high garden walls, on your left hand side you will see a small building with flower pots in front and a green bottle bank next to it. This is the communal rubbish bin (or poubelle if you need to ask a local). Turn sharp left, almost 180 degrees, at the poubelle onto a small winding tarmac road which has signs to Mas Marmite, Mas Garrigue and others. Carry on for 750 metres and you will see our house sign (Caze d'en Roque Jalaire) on your right next to our post box. Turn right in front of the sign down a dirt track. This track continues for 750 metres and ends at our house.

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