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