Villa du Parc is a manor constructed in the thirties containing today a number of charming self-catered holiday apartments, a separat house and five B & Bs. Magnificent view, near the center of Prades, between the mediterranen sea and the skislopes of the pyrenees. There is a chimney lounge, a free internet connection, books and magazines, a dining room and a terrasse. Beside the house, you find a garage, where you can store your bikes, skis, etc. The grounds surrounding the manor are 8000 square meters (a little over three acres), with centenary trees and affording a magnificent view of the Pyrennees ; it is equipped with a swimming pool, sauna, barbecues, deck-chairs and other opportunities for sitting down. The property is located at the edge of the town of Prades (Casals festival), so that you can walk to the town center in about ten minutes, and enjoy movies, concerts, shops, and the weekly market there. Thanks to the unique location of Prades, you will be able to enjoy your favorite holiday activities, whatever they are : In only forty-five minutes you can either bask in the sun at the beach, or hike or ski at over two-thousand meters (about seven thousand feet) altitude. Of course, there is rock-climbing, spelunking, canyoning, white-water kayaking, and paragliding as well ; and, because of our mediterannean climate, most of it can be done year-round. Or you may want to take the “yellow train” (a narrow gage railway with open carriages) which runs through a narrow valley up onto the high plateau of the nearer mountains. If you are interested in the local culture, you may want to visit the fortresses designed by Vauban, the castless of the Catharists, the Dali museum or house, the Casals festival, or any of a number of beautiful abbeys. The diversity of our region offers you the possibility to spend an unforgettable vacation here ; in fact, it almost guarantees it !