A 4 ★ French Getaway located in Prades at the Foot of the Pyrenees with 314 days of sun (01/01/17 - 31/12/17). Rated 9.8 and Exceptional by guests booking through Booking.com

Property Info

Paradis Gite - Hosted by Paul & Karen Smith the gite was an old animal barn which has been carefully restored and renovated to a high specification. In April 2017 it was inspected by Gîtes de France and awarded 4*. The building has its own access with nearby free parking. We are a 5 minute walk from: the town centre; the train and bus stations where with a 1€ ticket travellers can access Perpignan and further. Supermarkets are a 15min walk.

The building is on two floors. The kitchen on the ground floor is equipped to a high standard. 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. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided. Guests have the benefit of a large  flat-screen TV with 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  and catch the evening sun. Guests have access to the shared heated swimspa (April - October) and garden. The property benefits from dual air-con and a wood burner. Free use of bicycles and fishing rods are available if booked in advance.

If required, meals can be booked in advance.

The area which benefits from 300 days of sun a year, is ideal for access to: climbing, hiking or skiing in the  Pyrenees; the Mediterranean beaches of Canet and Argeles-sur-Mer and the many nearby beautiful médiéval French and Spanish villages. Combined with the friendly welcome you will receive from Paul & Karen,  Paradis Gite is the ideal venue  for a long weekend or your main holiday.

The nearest airports are Perpignan 40mins - 44kms; Carcassonne 1hr 45mins -155kms; Girona (Spain) 1hr 40mins - 133kms



Sleeps 2 + 1 child

Wood Log Burner

Dual Air Con

Free Bottle of Wine

Private Entrance

Flat-screen TV

Baby Cot/High-chair

Swim Spa

Free WiFi

Bicycle Use

Full Kitchen

Free Parking Nearby

Washing Machine

No Pets Allowed

No Smoking

What our guests say about Paradis Gite....

Hal & Terry


We couldn't have had a better 1st experience in France! Your accommodation & friendship will always be remembered..

June 2017

Jo & Dave


Paradis Gite is a lovely place to unwind and relax, yet is only a short walk to the town. There are two outside seating areas, next to the beautifully kept garden. I think it's the nicest place we have stayed. The gite has been thoughtfully and tastefully renovated, and has been very well equipped with everything you need. The owners have us a warm welcome and were friendly and helpful. It is a great place for a break.

I wish we had stayed longer!

July 2017

Dee & Nick


The gite was beautiful and tastefully equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The location is ideal as it is near the centre of town and the train and bus station, whilst being tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The owners went beyond their call of duty and couldn't have been more welcoming. Highly recommend the place!

July 2017

Bart & Yolanda


It was very nice to be here in Prades with Paul & Karen. Little paradise in the middle of Prades! Fantastic place to stay on the way to Spain or just for relaxing and enjoying the Pyrenees!

August 2017



Vitrolles France

Le logement était conforme aux photos et à nos attentes, très agréable, fonctionnel, neuf, frais et calme. Nous y avons séjourné avec notre bébé de 3 mois et le logement y était tout à fait adapté. L'atmosphère tempérée du gîte était vraiment la bienvenue loin de notre canicule provençale ça nous a fait du bien. Aux marcheurs je recommande la balade dans les gorges de cady à Casteil, agréable même en plein mois d'août, et à tous le marché de Prades. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la terrasse, le jacuzzi (toujours nickel, merci Paul!) et les petites attentions de Karen Paul est Karen sont des gens charmants et respectueux de l'intimité de leurs hôtes. Bien que nous ayons consacré un budget un peu plus important que prévu pour nos vacances, nous ne regrettons pas.

August 2017

Daniel & Fabrienne

Antibes, France

Nous sommes tout a fait enchantes par l'appartment. Il est beau et practique. Le jardin et la jacuzzi sont beau assortis et offre aux vacanciers au compromis parfait. Nous avons passe un sejour merveilleux grace a Paul et Karen. Avec beaucoup de gout, ils nous ont positionne dans les meilleures conditious. Nous tenons vraiment a vous remercier pour ces vacances veritablement reussies. Merci, aussi,pour votre accueil et vos delicates attentions. Nous vous sonhaitous beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup de vacanciers.

August 2017



La maison de karen est charmante ; nous y avons trouvé tout ce qui est nécessaire y pour passer un excellent séjour . Le jacuzi est un vrai plus Nous reviendrons sans hésiter . 

Sept 2017

Joachim & Gaby


We thank you for the cordial reception in your domicile Paradis Gite. With you, we have spent an exciting and inspiring time in the Pyrenees-Orientales and in the heart of the lovely city of Prades. Your holiday home, that has been renovated with a basic respect for old basic structure of the building combined with the demands of modern habitation and with a good taste for details, has contributed to our sense of well-being.

September 2017


Sant Pol de Mar, Catalunya

Un petit tresor, un regal un indret caiida i agradable. Gracies a vosaltres Karen i Paul i al vostre Paradis Gite, ha estat perfect; immillorable. Moltes gracies per les atencions i rebude. Sou uns super annfitrions.

October 2017



We had a super stay at Paradis Gite, thank you both for your advice, support & friendship. We'd like to return to do the Yellow Train and see Prades in full flow so here's to next time...thanks for making our stay so special.

October 2017


Barcelona, Spain

El viejo granero convertido en casa de huéspedes es precioso, muy acogedor y con todas las comodidades que necesitas. Muy calentito en invierno, la verdad que nos sentimos muy cómodas. Karen y Paul son excelentes hosts, nos recibieron muy bien y nos dieron unos cuantos tips de qué hacer por la zona. Alojamiento muy recomendable si vas a recorrer el Pirinero catalán. Si regreso por esa zona, seguro intentaré alojarme de nuevo aquí.

Dec 2017

Muribel & Oscar

Barcelona, Spain

Thank you for your hospitaility Paul & Karen.

Teneis an alojamiento muy especial lleno de detalles y muy confortable sin duda lo recomendaremos a nuestros amigos. Os deseamos mucho exito and saluden el 2018.

Dec 2017


Perpignan, Narbonne & Beziers [ NZ, Aus, Wales & Japan to play each other in Perpignan]

Book your stay at Paradis Gite and take in the U20 Rugby World Cup, 30th May - 17th June 2018. Matches to be played in Perpignan, Narbonne & Beziers. 10% discount when booking 7+ nights!


Parc de Valmy, Argeles-sur-Mer

Only an hour away, why not book in to Paradis Gite and take in the music Festival Les Deferlantes in the beautiful setting of Chateau de Valmy. Artists performing include: Lenny Kravitz, The Prodigy, The Stranglers, NTM, Liam Gallagher, Frances Cabrel, Vianney and more! 10% discount when booking 7+ nights at Paradis Gite.



Book your stay at Paradis Gite for the 2018 Pablo Casals Festival  of Chamber music July 24th - Aug 13th 2018. 10% discount when booking 7+ nights

Created in 1950 by the famous Catalan cellist and conductor, the Pablo Casals Festival welcomes world-renowned soloists to Prades to perform in some beautiful and extraordinary venues.