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Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole

The 36 Communes

City of Saleilles

Nestled between the Réart and the Fosseille, between Perpignan and the Côte Vermeille, the small wine-growing commune has evolved over the centuries into a dynamic suburban town. In Catalan, the name of the village is Salelles, a diminutive of sales (rooms), which is a building with only one large reception room, which is typical of Catalan mas. 

The story

In the Middle Ages, the ancient route of the Via Domitia was called the Charlemagne Way. Today it marks the border between the communes of Saleilles and Saint-Nazaire. The Réart was probably crossed to the east of the current village. Part of the commune of Cabestany was detached on 19 July 1923 to form the new commune of Saleilles.



Number of inhabitants

The town of Saleilles has approximately 5,379 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are called Saleillencs.

Land and traditions

The fertility of the Saleillenque soil offers wine-growing, but also horticulture and arboriculture, a range of varied and appreciated productions. The church without a bell tower, a real architectural curiosity, contains a precious 15th century altarpiece. The chapel of Saint-Etienne, named after the town's patron saint, is a listed historic monument. The traditional festival is held on the first weekend of August and various cultural activities take place throughout the year (exhibitions, theatre shows, etc.).