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Make holiday rental accommodation or a property in Prades, France your home away from home

Idyllically situated between the golden beaches of the Mediterranean coastline and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees, Prades, France is a magnificent place to take a holiday rental, especially as you can easily take a day trip into Andorra or northern Spain. Prades is the capital city of the Conflent region of Pyrenees-Orientales, and has been an important town in French history due to its position at the meeting of several rivers at the base of the Canigou Mountains. There is a strong Catalan influence in the town, which combined with the exceptional climate and stunning scenery make Prades a wonderfully nice place to be.

Things to do on holiday in Prades, France

The town of Prades is a very pretty, red roofed settlement, offering all the shops and services you need, so there is no need to trek to a larger town for supplies for a self catering holiday in Prades. The Tuesday market is always busy and loud as it is one of the town’s most social weekly events, and you can pick up some great bargains.

The open, natural environment of Prades, France, means that it is a haven for walkers. Each marked trail around the town is surrounded by wild flowers and unique geological features, especially if you head into the soaring peaks of the mystical Mount Canigou. There are huge swathes of the land included in national parks due to the important, unspoilt nature they contain. These are especially popular for walkers as there are some excellent hiking trails. Many of these routes are also aimed for use on mountain biking and riding holidays, all of which thrive from Prades. There are stables and mountain biking centres in and around Prades from which you can book from a short day trip up to a week long excursion on bike, horseback or even on a donkey, which is a great way to get that little bit closer to nature, allowing true relaxation whilst on a Prades holiday.

The shear rock faces of the Canigou Mountains are pitted and rugged, perfect for adventurers staying in Prades property to investigate using ropes, crampons and headlamps. Caving, canyoning and climbing holidays are spectacular, as the natural environment could have been designed specifically for the activities!

The glorious beaches of the Mediterranean are just half an hours drive from a Prades property too, meaning that if the temperatures soar too high to take to the hills, you can very easily spend a day relaxing on the beach with the soft, golden and between your toes and the sound of the Mediterranean gently lapping the shore filling your ears.

Every year, Prades’ favourite son, the composer Pablo Casals, is honoured with the huge Pablo Casals Festival of Chamber Music (lasting 3 weeks from the end of July). If you enjoy your films, the Prades Festival of Films, the Cine-Rencontres (mid-July), occurs during the summer too, as well as a host of sporting events, fetes and shows, which make the summer months a hugely enjoyable and entertaining time to rent a Prades property.

Places to holiday in Prades, France

Depending on your choice of activities while staying in a Prades property will determine which of the surrounding villages will be most appealing. Vernet Les Bains will be of interest to walkers and mountain climbers in a Prades property due to its location under the peak of Mount Canigou. The large casino here may tempt visitors to visit during the evening too.

If you would like a day by the sea during the summer, Saint Cyprien is a delightful seaside resort offering a glorious sweeping beach and all the water sport facilities you could wish for.

Weather in Prades, France

Prades receives almost 330 days of sun every year, with daily temperatures in July and August often reaching the mid 30’s (˚C). Spring and autumn, when temperatures remain around 25˚C are the best time to take a Prades property to head into the hills.

Flights to Prades, France

Perpignan International Airport (PGF) is located just 50km from the centre of Prades. Property in the town can be reached within just 4 hours of leaving the UK, as Ryanair, BMIbaby and Flybe all provide direct flights to Perpignan from Stansted (STN), Southampton(SOU) and Manchester (MAN) respectively.

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                                                                                                      We looked at this property a while back and were impressed by the images. Its not something you should always do, but on this occasion, it was absolutely spot on. We intended to go for something with a swimming pool, which it had, and close enough to the beaches to be able to enjoy the Med. Quite frankly, as beautiful as the Med is, we only saw it once! The house was stunning, really a place you dream of going to, and always left impressed. We spent several days in and around the mountains, a few days in Spain, taking in Barcelona and the hidden treat of Girona, and spent warm evenings on the balcony where we ate, star gazed (the whole milky way can be seen on a clear night) and even managed to see Wild Boar running up the driveway. The rooms were lovely, two beautifully taken care of bathrooms, quite a few rules, but no surprise really when its so well taken care of. Think my only thing would be to attached a spiral staircase from the balcony to the swimming pool but thats about it. Really enjoyed it and I hope we manage to return sometime soon. The service was wonderful too, any problems quickly solved by Gordon from across the valley and Angela who is quick to reply to messages. Without a doubt, 5 stars.
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                                                                                                      My wife and I spent 3 weeks here and to wake up every day to such amazing views was fantastic.. The gite had everything you could ever want. The pool was sheltered and warm and we spent many hours just relaxing in the solitude.. Pauline & Adrian were great hosts but never intrusive..Feeding the goats and getting visits from Phoebe the dog really made the holiday . A truly away from it all relaxing holiday
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017