Local Amenities :
The village of Villelongue dels Monts boasts a range of essential amenities such as a shop / bakers, bar, restaurants, doctor, hairdresser, weekly market and post office. It is a very easy drive to the larger towns of Argelès-sur-Mer, Le Boulou, Perpignan and Céret where you will find an excellent range of supermarkets, hypermarkets, DIY stores, car dealerships, beauty salons, boutiques and high street chains both in town and in a number of large, modern out of town commercial centres.
A sizeable, though by no mean excessive, English speaking community exists within the area.
There are a number of private French language classes and one-to-one lessons available and the local government also offers free French language classes in Perpignan.
There is a Maternelle (pre-school) and primary school within the village of Villelongue dels Monts for children up to 11 years. The nearest College (High School for up to 15 years) can be found in Saint Andre ( 7km), with 6 other colleges within a 20 km radius. There are a number of excellent Lycées both state run and private (15 to 18 yrs) within 20 km of Villelongue dels Monts, the nearest being at Villelongue dels Monts itself, St André (7km) and Argelès-sur-Mer (17km). Perpignan also boasts a very good University.
There is a doctor's surgery and a veterinary surgery in Villelongue dels Monts. A range of excellent, modern clinics and hospitals can be found throughout the department, the nearest being in Céret (30 mins). The health system in France is widely acknowledged to be one of the best in the world.