A 4 ★ French Getaway located in Prades at the Foot of the Pyrenees. Rated 9.9 and Exceptional by guests booking through Booking.com Ideal as a base to combine your walking and trekking in the Pyrenees; discovering beautiful villages or following les routes des vins. If required, transfer to and from Perpignan airport.

Property Info

Welcome to Paradis Gite situated in the small market town of Prades, the starting point for exploring the Pyrenees and the mythical Canigo. Hosted by Paul & Karen Smith Paradis gite was an old animal barn which has been carefully restored and renovated to a high specification, classified as 4*  by Gîtes de France in 2017. Guests have their 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 5 - 15min walk. The nearest electric car charging point is 5 mins away.

The building 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. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided. 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 with a glass of local vin rouge. 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.

Maps of the local area and walking poles are provided at no additional cost.

Minimum stay 2 nights in autumn and spring; 3 in summer season. 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 or 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 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. Car hire is available from both airports or from SuperU in Prades. For a charge of 40€ 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

Bicycle Use

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..

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

Aline et Michel - Toulouse France

Un grand merci a Karen et a Paul pour et accueil chaleareux et plein d'attentions. Le gite et magnifique et vous avez su transformer un lieu banal eu un petit paradis fait de bon gour, et d'un equipment complet pour un sejour reposaur.
August 2019

Martine et Daniel Pessac France

Excellent séjour avec des hôtes charmants pleins d'attentions et discrets, superbe région!

La décoration de très bon goût, la climatisation, le jardin et le spa très propre, les attentions adorables, le contact , la discrétion

July 2019


Marie et Jerome  - Rennes, France

Merci pour ce sejour exceptionnel, pour vos petites attentions, pour votre gentillesse. Votre gite est magniifique et votre gateau est un delice. Vous etes des hotes tres discret, compreheisif et amiable.

July 2019

Gaby et Joachim - Offenburg, Germany

We had a lovely stay here again, as beautiful as two years ago. Thank you Karen and Paul for the hospitality.

July 2019

Thierry et Martine - Alsace 

Charmant, coquet et douillet que dire de plus. c'est parfait. Merci a Karen et Paul pour leurs acceuil et leurs petiles attentions. Tout simplement parfait.

May 2019

Megan & Dan - Paris

Fabulous and comfortable gite in a lovely town. Paul and Karen have thought of absolutely every little touch you need to have a great stay in Prades and are brilliant hosts. I really hope we can return!

May 2019

Yaiza & Joan- Madrid et Barcelona

Thank you very much for your hospitality and dedication that made our stay in Prades a very special one. You made us feel like home. We really appreciated your touristic recommendations of the area. We will recommend your place to our friends and family for sure!

April 2019

Caterina - Barcelona

We had a lovely stay here! Karen and Paul were stupendous hosts. The apartment was great and we loved the small details. 10/10 would go again.

Nov 2018

Sylvie & Jean. Quebec, Canada

Karen et Paul, merci pour le merveilleux se jours accueil qualifié A++ pleins de petites attentions. La maison est confortable et très propres. Nous n’avons manqué de rien. Nous allons recommander ça gite à nos amis sans problemes.

September 2018

Guy & Fiona - UK

Thank you for an enjoyable stay in your beautiful, well-equipped apartment. We had some wonderful trips and walks locally: the Cady Gorge; the walk to Les Orgues and caves/ramparts at Villefranche were high points. Many thanks for all your help and kindness - especially Karen's cakes!

September 2018

Christine & Felix - Switzerland

What a difference between such lovely place like here to normal hotel room! We enjoyed our stay very much.

September 2018

Jaume i Teresa - Barcelona, Spain

Un lloc molt acollidor, agradable, al centre del poble però tranquil. Hi ha de tot, fins i tot piscina-jacuzzi. Tracte perfecte dels propietaris que cuiden els petits detalls. Amb ganes de tornar-hi.

August 2018

Bernard & Michelle - Lyon, France

Nous vous remercions pour votre accueil chaleureux,votre prévenance, votre discrétion, votre souci constant de nous être agréables. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans votre gite dont nous avons apprécié le calme, les prestations , l'environment touristique. Nous vous recommanderons.

August 2018

Sebastia & Cris - Gerona

Una casa preciosa en un entorn idililic. Moltes gracies per les vostres atencions ens heu fet sentir com a casa esperem tornar ben aviat!

la mermelada estava espectacular!

July 2018


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