Paul Beavis


Is the only male in the midst of his group of women. Born and raised in Bristol, he started roaming Europe after his training as a plane fitter. Eventually he settled in Dordrecht at Fokker. After a number of years, he opted for a different field of work and followed his cookery training with passion. Working as a chef in Dordrecht, Indonesia and finally in France. He has been working in France since 2001 as a small contractor and is in it a big successor. He is the créative builder of Petit Paradis.



Paul has a special line with dogs and where ever he goes you see his (vivid) shadow Bras. To have a break from work, he loves to take Bras on his sailing boat for a day on the lake at Sète.

If you are lucky you can join :)





Marije van Driem


Marije is born and raised in the east of Holland and studied Business Psychology. In 2002, looking for her roots, she met Paul in the hilly countryside of the Minervois and did not leave. Nothing in life is certain except that you can share love. With the people you meet, with the animals, nature and with yourself. While living in Velieux,  Marije has learned to live more and more in that sense. Caring for their three lively daughters and their three horses, in contact with the persons she massages, in her care of nutrition, in her contact with local residents and last but not least in shaping the wonderful holiday spot Petit Paradis and the take care of its visitors.




Sara Beavis



Born August 9th, 2005. As a first in line, opening doors for her younger sisters. Speaks beautifully dutch, but switches easily to French and English. Has a big, big passion for everything that has to do with horses and especially for her own horse Amskar.










Feline Beavis



Born March 21st, 2008. Hearty woman pure sang. Loves to go on an adventure with peers. So you can often meet her wandering through the village with friends. Feline likes to go to school and keep her room super tidy (yes!).







Amy Beavis


Born on February 24, 2015. We had to wait a while on her. But it was worth the effort. She is a daily pleasure for her sisters and parents who learn to see the world from a cheerful child's perspective. But proofs to be a big frustration also with her unwavering character.