A 4 ★ French Getaway located in Prades at the Foot of the Pyrenees. Ideal as a base to combine your walking and trekking in the Pyrenees with discovering beautiful villages or following les routes des vins.  Booking.com traveller reviews  2017 - 2022 rated their stay 9.9  / 10.

Property Info

Paradis Gite situated in the small market town of Prades is the ideal base for exploring the Pyrenees and the mythical Canigo.

Hosted by Paul & and Karen Smith Paradis gite, an old animal barn was carefully restored, renovated to a high specification and classified as 4* by Gîtes de France in 2017. With their own access guests are able to have independence and privacy. Free parking is nearby. The gite is a 5minute walk from: the town centre and the train and bus station where with a 1€ ticket travellers can access Perpignan and further afield. It is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful region of France.

Supermarkets are a 5 - 15min walk. The nearest electric car charging point is 5 mins away.

The accommodation is on two floors. The kitchen on the ground floor is equipped to a high standard with all the amenities you would wish for. The patio provides for outdoor dining with a gas plancha. There is a large shower on the first floor along with a king size bed. All bed linen and towels, including beach towels are provided with no additional cost. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are available. Guests have the benefit of a large flat-screen TV with Netflix and international channels. A separate toilet is on the ground floor. The balcony on the first floor provides an opportunity for guests to sit back, relax after a days hiking. Guests have access to the shared heated swimspa (May - September) and garden. The property benefits from dual air-con and a wood burner. Maps of the local area and walking poles are provided.

Minimum stay 3 nights March - June and September / October, 4 nights July and August. Long stay lets with reduced rates are available on application.

The area which benefits from 300 days of sun a year is ideal for access to: climbing, hiking and skiing in the Pyrenees (1hour door to piste); the Mediterranean beaches of Canet (45 minutes ) and Argeles-sur-Mer (1 hour) and the many nearby beautiful médiéval French and Spanish villages. Combined with the friendly welcome you will receive Paradis Gite is the ideal venue for a long weekend or a longer stay.

The nearest airports are:

Perpignan 40mins - 44kms; Carcassonne 1hr 45mins -155kms; Girona (Spain) 1hr 40mins - 133kms. Car hire is available from both airports or from SuperU in Prades. For a charge of 50€ guests are able to book a transfer from Perpignan airport to Paradis Gite.

Sleeps 2 + 1 child

Wood Log Burner

Dual Air Con

Free Bottle of Wine

Private Entrance

Flat-screen TV

Netflix available free of charge

Baby Cot/High-chair

Swim Spa

Free WiFi

Full Kitchen including Nespresso coffee machine & dishwasher

Free Parking Nearby

Transfer to and from Perpignan airport 40€

Washing Machine

No Pets Allowed

No Smoking

What our guests say about Paradis Gite..

Jordi et Lorraine Spain

Un grand merci pour votre accueil sympathique et riche en informations et recommendations appreciables sur votre belle region. Merci pour toutes les petites attentions que vous nous avez laissees et qui ont embelli notre sejour: la confiture d’orange maison etait delicieuse et vous nous avez permis de decouvrir un viticulteur du coin dont nous avons achete plus de bouteilles. Merci encore

November 2021

Mireia et Sergi - Lloret de Mar

Thank you very much Paul & Karen! We arrived super tired from our Canigo trip and your warm welcome made us feel like home. The apartment is awesome and with all the details you can imagine to make a perfect stay, but the best thing is your attention. We hope to see you again ( maybe in Prada or even at Lloret de Mar). Moltes gracies per tot.

October 2021

Paul et Patricia O'Neill - Ireland

What a beautiful cottage - we really enjoyed our stay here and thanks for your friendliness and information about the area. We will recommend you to our family.

October 2021

Pascale et Georges - Saint-Porchaire, France

Karen et Paul ; nous avons apprécié votre hébergement de grande qualité : le mélange d'ancien et de nouveau est de très bon goût et votre jardin est un havre de paix. Tout a été pensé pour que nous puissions passer un excellent séjour. Merci encore pour toutes vos petites attentions et votre gentillesse, le jacuzzi est la cerise sur le gâteau. Nous avons adoré l'accueil chaleureux et enthousiaste de vous deux. Ne changez rien.

August 2021

Elsa, Andra et Franck - Bordeaux, France

Karen and Paul. We warmly thank you for your kindness and availability. We have enjoyed all the exchanges and the moments spent with you. We felt right at home and we adored our stay in your little treasure of cottage decorated with great taste. Thank you again for all the delicate attentions that we greatly appreciated. We also appreciated your lovely Amelie. We will come back with pleasure to Paradis Gite.

July - August 2021

Pascal, Marylene et Raphael

Grenade, France

Un grand merci a vous Paul et Karen. Paradis Gite est raiment une maison ideale pour des vacances au calme. Nous avons aime le confort des lieux,des tres bons lit, le jacuzzi et un beau garden. La decoration est sublime.

July 2021

Veronique et Sebastien - France

Merci a Karen et Paul pour cet agreable sejour, merci votre disponibilite et vos petites attentions, merci pour la qualite du logement et la jolie decoration. Vrai petit coin de Paradis

July 2021

Sylvie et Bernhard - France

Tout, les hôtes, le gîte, les équipements, la décoration, le calme, la proximité du centre ville
Sept 2020

Antonina & Retc - Paris

The Paradis Gite is everything we ever wished for in an accommodation and more! Paul et Karen were incredibly helpful from the first minute on, aiding us to navigate the sheer endless sites to explore in this marvellous region. We truly appreciated the feeling of being welcome, the heartfelt details, ( homemade cake in the fridge) and the tranquility. We will want to come back rather sooner than later! Thank you both for making this a truly relaxing and memorable stay.
Sept 2020

Cedric et Stephane - France (49)

Nous avons adoré notre séjour au Paradis gîte. Tellement de choses à faire dans la région! Le gîte est parfait, accueil au top et Karen et Paul sert aux petits soin ! Au plaisir de revenir.

Aout 2020

Agnes & Francois - Kerharo Voreppe France (38)

Gite très agréable, central et donc idéal pour visiter toute cette région qui est très riche en excursions de toutes sortes. Le gite reste frais et la chambre est très confortable et très au calme pour passer des nuits de rêves. Les hôtes sont parfaits et toujours disponibles, Paul et Karen sont très généreux et leurs petites attentions nous rappellent que le partage est un bien précieux ! ( attention aux cakes de Karen, ils sont mortels!)

July 2020

Daniele & Helena - Bristol UK

Thank you Karen & Paul for your generosity & superb hospitality. You really spoiled us! We will be recommending you to our friends & family back in the UK.

August 2019

Collioure Port

Visit picturesque Collioure


Canet aquarium
Canet aquarium.

The village of Eus

Eus The village of Eus.

Grotte des Canalettes

Abbaye Saint-Martin-du-Canigou

Walk to Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa

Climb the 2,785m Pic du Canigou

Visting the Dahli museum in Figueres, Spain


Walk the Gorges de la Caranca

Journey through spectacular scenery on le train juane.

Visit Prades' Tuesday & Saturday markets and the summer craft markets.

Enjoy the many local Fetes.

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