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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 don't usually stay in properties near town centres, but we had such a great time and really enjoyed being able to walk to the shops and cafe's. The house was an absolute joy and cycling or walking from the house was also easy. There is so much to do in the area including walking to the local monasteries.
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                                                                                                      Excelente

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                                                                                                      Estupendo apartamento para 4 personas. Muy céntrico y perfectamente aislado de ruidos. Todo era nuevo, comodísimo y estaba muy limpio. El propietario es encantador y muy servicial en todo lo que necesitamos, nos hizo buenas sugerencias sobre los lugares a visitar. El apartamento tiene wifi potente, cocina bien equipada y camas muy cómodas. Nuestra estancia fue muy agradable. La zona es preciosa y muy tranquila. ¡No se puede pedir más!
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                                                                                                      Spotless!

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                                                                                                      We have just returned from a two week stay in Prades. The owners couldn't do enough for us, on arrival they gave us lots of information. The appartment was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. You can enjoy a morning cuppa looking at Mount Canigou from your apartment which is a great view. The appartment is in a perfect location to visit the local beaches about a 30 min drive. There is an open swimming pool within a 5 min walk of the apartment and a very nice lake about a 10 min drive. Lots of local walks and a perfect location to cycle, although your either going up or down. I would defiantly recommend a stay here, lots of activities for the kids and adults. Prades has many local bars and restaurants which are good value. It also has a weekly market, which literally sells everything and is worth a look. A great holiday, we would definatley stay again.
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