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Saillagouse - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Saillagouse village (1306 m) is located near the river Segre.

The church Sainte-Eugénie is located on the right side of the river. The temple was dedicated on June 3 913, was rebuilt in the 12th century, the age of the oldest part of the present building, which was changed during the second half of the 18th century. The Romanesque church remains the nave, where, on the facade of the south you can see a sawtooth frieze supported by a carved shelf, round, reinforced by arches. The Romanesque apse was demolished in 1774 and replaced by a new façade to the east. The bell tower erected on the east side of new construction, dated 1757. The best preserved altarpiece is from the early 18th century, a style similar to that of Joseph Sunyer.

A Saillagouse was born sculptor Joseph Alexandre Oliva (1823), died at Paris in 1890. Assigned, among others, the statue of Father Deguerry (1867), de la Madeleine in Paris, and the Immaculate Conception (1887), the church of Banyuls. His works are in several museums: the former Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, Versailles, Béziers, Lyon, Narbonne and Perpignan.

He is also the son of Saillagouse the writer Antoine Cayrol (1920), also known as Pere Jordi Cerdà, active resistance against the Nazis, he was a great promoter activities Catalan in the Roussillon and vice-president of the "Festival GREEK" Barcelona years. His poems, the bucolic and elegiac elements were collected in 1966 in the poetic work "Obra Poetica." Its theater, often with the campaign as a backdrop, we see his works Angeleta (1952) and The thirst of the earth (1955). He also wrote "Tales of the Cerdagne" (1961), a collection of Catalan legends and more recently (1984), a collection of stories under the title "Placing characters in a garden" (1984).

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude42.4578770 (N 42° 27’ 28”)
Longitude2.0386960 (E 2° 2’ 19”)
AltitudeFrom 1230m to 2160m
Surface area11.35 km²
Population1126 inhabitants
Density99 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (57 mi, 1h31)
Insee code66167
IntercommunalityCC Pyrénées Cerdagne
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Err1.3 mi (4 min)
Llo1.6 mi (5 min)
Sainte-Léocadie2.7 mi (5 min)
Estavar2.8 mi (8 min)
Puigmal4.3 mi (7 min)
Eyne4.5 mi (10 min)
Nahuja5.2 mi (11 min)
Osséja5.3 mi (10 min)
Palau-de-Cerdagne5.6 mi (12 min)
Bourg-Madame5.6 mi (9 min)
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via6.2 mi (13 min)
Bolquère6.5 mi (12 min)
Ur6.7 mi (12 min)
La Cabanasse6.8 mi (12 min)
Égat7.3 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

The little yellow train: Besides the TGV, Thalys and Eurostar, SNCF operates thirty tourist trains TER including the famous yellow train also known as the "canary" in color, the highest in France, on meter gauge in Cerdagne. Built to open up the high Catalan plateaux, the railway line yellow train is the pride and symbol of a territory which it carries the colors red and gold, Catalonia. On 8 December 2003, Jacques Blanc, President of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and Boutier Pierre, Montpellier SNCF Regional Director, inaugurated in the presence of local elected officials, the press and the railway line, two new 84 seater railcars that will relieving equipment centenary. Look similar to their first machines, air conditioning, comfort and amenities as a bonus, they can meet the demand of some 400,000 French and foreign tourists who flock there each year. Notice to lovers of fresh air, they can still use "traditional boats."

Places of interest



Recreational area with 3 Lakes
Recreational area with 3 Lakes
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Saturday 22 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 40 € Matemale (9.3 mi)
Guided hike in the Catalan Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 630 € Taurinya (22 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Carança Gorges
HikeAthletic3h30Thuès-Entre-Valls (10.4 mi)
The Lakes of Nohèdes
HikeAthletic7h30Nohèdes (17.1 mi)
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (21 mi)
Along the Bohère Canal
HikeEasy1h30Prades (22 mi)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (25 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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