Things to Do

Pack as much or as little into your stay as you wish.

The Conflent region of the French Pyrenees is an ideal centre for holidaymakers all year round as this south west corner of France enjoys a wonderful climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. The large towns nearby to the houses (which are all located in small villages) are Prades and Ille-sur-Tech and they both have a variety of Supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants. In Prades there is a large market every Tuesday and a smaller produce market on Saturday mornings.

You are ideally situated for touring the area, here are a few ideas for days out within easy driving distance:

 Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town Festivals and fireworks throughout the year, visit fort Liberia high above the town.

The Little Yellow Train (le petit train jaune), catch this train from Villefranche and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees towards the Spanish border.

St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting.

Animal Park, Casteil, lovely day out for the children, lots of animals to see and feed, in a beautiful mountain park, the walk around the park is 2- 3km.

Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show. (5 minutes drive).

St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks.

St Michel de Cuixa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. Both this abbey and St Martin are considered to be the finest architecture of their period in France.