Travel in the South, heading towards the small town of Prades
Prades, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales, is an ideal place to spend the weekends and holidays in the South.
It is a small welcoming city where discovery and change of scenery are at the rendezvous. As a family, as a couple or with friends, the conflentoise city reserves you many new activities to share moments of pure happiness. Through this article, the team of the hotel Le Mas Fleuri located in Vernet-les-Bains just 15 minutes away, gives you the Guide to make your stay in Prades unforgettable.
Activities to do in the city of Prades
With the multitudes of activities available in the city of Prades, you will be the happiest of tourists. This place is full of wonderful heritages ready to immerse you in the heart of previous centuries.
Among the essential visits, you have the Church of St. Peter. This building, which houses a collection of goldsmiths ‘ and reliquary pieces, is absolutely remarkable. Guests can also enjoy panoramic views of Le Canigou on site. This sacred mountain of the Catalans attracts especially the religious and the followers of nature from the four corners of the world. And if you are an amateur of local products, do not miss the big market of producers Saturday morning in the city center.
Within our hotel, we suggest you go hiking to discover the area in another way. Also, if you do not want to move, you can do multiple activities in the establishment like table tennis or billiards. In order to delight the little ones, outdoor games for children, board games/puzzles and an indoor playground are also available within our hotel.
Gastronomy and accommodation in the city of Prades
Enjoy your visit to Prades to discover the flavours of the Catalan. Gastronomy in this part of the world continues to seduce gourmets. The ingredients used in the dishes come from the local market. They are fresh and deliciously good. In order to fill your taste buds with pleasure, the city has many restaurants specializing in local dishes.
What could be better than enjoying a good coffee on a terrace with a green landscape? At MAS Fleuri, we also offer a bar to refresh you during the sunny days of summer.
Once nightfall, let yourself be lulled into the arms of Morphée in one of our spacious rooms. You will be able to sleep peacefully and regain strength for the rest of your discovery of Prades. In order to avoid the unexpected, we advise you to make the reservation of your hotel room right now. To do this, you can do it directly on the site of the hotel Le Mas Fleuri.
Want to enjoy the warmth of the South this summer? Let yourself be seduced by the charming town of Prades and stay in a comfortable hotel at a reasonable price!
Visit Villefranche de Conflent
If you are visiting the Pyrénées-Orientales, do not hesitate to book one or two days of your stay to visit the inescapable village of Villefranche-de-Conflent, one of the most beautiful villages of France.
The city of Villefranche de Conflent
Villefranche de Conflent is a small village that hides wonders. Every year, the city welcomes many tourists from all over the world, wishing to discover the ramparts, Fort Liberia, the Romanesque church of Saint-Jacques, the Cova Bastera, as well as the caves of the small and large Canalettes. So why not be next? Do not hesitate to book your stay at the hotel Le Mas Fleuri, located in the middle of the mountains. A quiet and relaxing family place just a 5 minute drive from the village. What better to ask? And the icing on the cake: rates are available!
A medieval city to visit!
Villefranche de Conflent is a medieval city, fortified in the XVII century by Vauban. The fortifications of this ancient capital of Conflent have undergone many changes over the centuries. One of the most important is the Vauban. From 1679 onwards, he strengthened and enhanced the village walls, building a barracks, a hospital, bastions, powder-keg, and edifying Fort Liberia.
Don’t forget the ramparts!
After taking a stroll in the city, do not hesitate to visit the ramparts. They help you understand the defense system of the small village.
It is also advisable to organise a visit to the Fort Liberia which offers an incomparable setting. The access is made by shuttle from the village or by the path laid out in the mountain. You will be able to take the underground said of the thousand steps.
And to finish your stay in beauty, do not forget to visit the Cova Bastera, this natural cave that will take you on a journey of prehistory these days. Note that the cave was designed by Vauban to protect the bastion Corneilla.
The Pyrenees Orientales, an idyllic destination for a successful weekend
The Pyrenees-Orientales fascinate for its breathtaking scenery, but also by the many activities they offer. Whether you are planning to spend your summer in its mountains separating France from Spain or want to simply enjoy the beauty of the region for a weekend, here are some tips that will make your stay an unforgettable time.
An authentic landscape for a unique experience
Rural and deeply traditional, the wild landscapes of the Pyrenees are now a paradise for hikers, cyclists, lovers of idleness and party lovers. Among the essential during your stay, the fortress of Salses created in the 16th century as well as port-VENDRES must be on your travel diary.
During your stay you can learn more about the history of a whole population and enjoy a getaway in a small corner of paradise. You will also have the pleasure of discovering a city where there is one of the world heritage of UNESCO, namely the ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent. You will have the joy of enjoying a landscape that makes Catalonia so unique and remains one of the favorite activities of the people who stay there.
Continuing your route, you will arrive in one of the oldest villages of the Pyrénées-Orientales, Vernet les Bains where you can stay in the charming hotel Le Mas Fleuri. However, it is a good idea to make your reservation in advance during the high seasons to have peace of mind once you arrive there.
Festivals and folklore for the happiness of young and old
Besides its breathtaking scenery and exceptional architectural riches, the Pyrénées-Orientales are also famous for their festivities. You can take part in its festivities and enjoy your holiday in the heart of a place where relaxation takes its full meaning. Among the festivals that bring together the most people each year, it is necessary to note the feast of the Cérise where tasting dishes based on cerises and contests of all kinds mix for the happiness of the inhabitants.
There are also the fires of Saint John which is a tradition encreated in the culture of Catalonia and which is synonymous with love, brotherhood and sharing. If you enjoy good music, the Argelès-sur-Mer surf is still a time you won’t have to miss. For three days, international stars meet each year at the Parc de Valmy in Argelès-sur-Mer.
And closer to the hotel, in Prades, the capital of the Conflent you can come to discover the famous festival of Pablo Casals.
See you soon in the Pyrénées Orientales. To stay at the MAS Fleuri in Vernet les Bains, is to enjoy an exceptional geographical location which we are located in the center of the Department. You can radiate or you want in the Pyrénées Orientales enjoying an advantageous fare.