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  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.

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

If required, meals can be booked in advance. Aperitif cocktails can be ordered from the recently introduced menu.

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; 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

Update: The construction company working on an adjacent site have assured us that the impact on our property will be minimal in the next few weeks.


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

Free Parking Nearby

Transfer to and from Perpignan airport €25

Washing Machine

No Pets Allowed

No Smoking

What our guests say about Paradis Gite..

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

Jane & Mark - UK

Excellent accommodation, very well designed & thought out, lovely furnishings. Paul & Karen are very welcoming hosts, a great stay.

July 2018

Christian & Andrea - France

Thank you very much. We had a wonderful weekend here. The gite is lovely and comfortable. We'll recommend Paradis Gite for sure. We're hoping to come back here next year. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

July 2018

Jane & Stuart - UK

Thank you for such a lovely welcome. The gite is a credit to you and all your hard work. Its beautiful, so many unexpected extras, including the cakes. Hope to see you again soon.

July 2018

Valentina & Anton - Germany

We had a perfect stay, the hosts were very helpful, friendly and hospitable! The apartment was spotless clean and very comfortable. There were good facilities for cooking, washing machine, even ironing facilities! Also great coffee machine and very tasty welcome 😉 Thank you very much again!

June 2018

Ines - 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


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