SAILLAGOUSE is in the south of France, in the Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée region, after the union of the former regions of Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. Until June 2016, SAILLAGOUSE was in the Languedoc Roussillon region.
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The Languedoc Roussillon region is divided into 5 departments : Lozère (48), Gard (30), Hérault (34), Aude (11) and Pyrénées Orientales (66).
SAILLAGOUSE ( Sallagosa in catalan) is located in the Pyrénées Orientales department (geographic region also called Catalogne Nord) the prefecture of which is Perpignan ( Perpinyà in catalan).
SAILLAGOUSE forms part of the Prades arrondissement ( Prada in catalan) and the Catalan Pyrenees canton. Last, the village is located near the frontier with Spain and Andorra.
Until March 2015, SAILLAGOUSE was the main town of the canton called the French Cerdagne.
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Located along the N116 road, SAILLAGOUSE is the starting point of access roads surrounding valleys by the D33 road towards Llo and Eyne, Err and Puigmal, Estavar Llivia and Spain; and D29 towards Font Romeu. The village is crossed by the Segre, a river going down the mountain by the valley of Llo.
It is also crossed by the Yellow Train of Cerdagne which connects Villefranche de Conflent to La Tour de Carol and 2 mountain airfields, one in Sainte Léocadie (3 kms), the other in La Llagonne (25 kms).
Thanks to the geographical location and its average altitude, SAILLAGOUSE is a very pleasant climatic and tourist center.
Neighboring towns of Saillagouse