A 4 ★ French Getaway located in Prades at the Foot of the Pyrenees with 314 days of sun (01/01/17 - 31/12/17). Open 29/03/2018 - 03/01/2019. Rated 9.9 and Exceptional by guests booking through Booking.com

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. In April 2017 it was inspected by Gîtes de France and accredited with 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 5 - 15min walk.

The building is on two floors. The kitchen on the ground floor is equipped to a high standard with all the amenities you would want. 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

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..

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

Jane & Neil - UK

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

Annie - Paris

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

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

Jo & Dave - Bahrain

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 - UK

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


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