Relais des Chartreuses

Le Boulou, Pyrénées-Orientales

An elegant French farmhouse hotel with a sunny terrace garden and outdoor pool; taste good food and local Languedoc wines


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Come for the exceptional food. A breakfast buffet is laid out on the terrace; evening meals are a culinary adventure of seasonal dishes matched with a list of local wines.Friendly staff look after you well up in the wooded hills above Le Boulou. Tuck yourself away in the pretty gardens with your book – you can chase the sun (or the shade) all day. Loll about on a lounger, plunge in the pool, take a siesta in your elegant bedroom – some are bigger than others, one has a private terrace.This is a brilliant place for forays to Spain and the south coast; Collioure, beloved of Matisse, is 20 minutes away, Céret, Picasso’s favourite, is even closer. Seek out the Musée d’Art Moderne, and the huge Saturday market – it stretches over several streets and sells everything.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling lost in the hills yet so close to lots of interesting places
  • Eating delicious food out on the terrace
  • The pretty garden and pool
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Home truths

  • There are a lot of steps to negotiate
  • You'll need a car to get around


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas, 15 November - 4 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Buffet breakfast €15; For children under 12, €10. Dinner, 4 courses, €38; For children under 12, €25. Wine €16-€76. Restaurant 5km.


Nightly price
from €66
Singles €55-€80. Dinner, B&B €45 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€25 per person per night.
1 Suite for 4
From €180
1 Family room for 5
From €220
9 Doubles
From €66
3 Twin/doubles
From €92


An absolute delight. Wonderful hotel with very comfortable, modern air conditioned bedrooms. But the real star is the food. Breakfast is a delightful buffet, with enough grub for any Brit who think of this as the most important meal of the day. But the evening meals are to die for. Varied each night, but always beautifully presented and we felt really privileged to be sharing excellent food and wine in such a lovely setting. In the week we were there, we ate outside for all our meals. The gardens are lovely and the pool provides a quiet haven. Hope to return this year.

Martin, Solihull

This is the perfect small hotel. The owners are natural hoteliers- hard working and very welcoming. The cooking is really excellent and very much of its place. Breakfast is so good it is hard to leave the beautiful terraces. On top of this the rooms are tasteful and the location is fantastic- lost in the green of a lovely hillside. We can't wait to go back.

Donald, Dublin

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The neighbourhood

Tucked between the Mediterranean Sea and the Albères massif, Le Bolou, only 12km from Spain, is pleasant to wander around and the Aspres and Albères Wine Trail starts here. Nearby Collioure (20 minutes) is a fortified coastal town with Matisse paintings hanging in its Modern Art Museum. The whacky Dali Theatre-Museum is just over the border in his home town of Figueras – he is buried in a crypt beneath the stage. Take the Train Jaune from Villefranche de Conflent, an hour from the hotel, for a trip up into the Pyrenees – the scenery is stunning.

Local points of interest from

  • Cherries between may and july and figs from the garden starting in august until october !
  • Near the beachs and touristic places but absolutly at a quiet place in the mountains !
  • Evening meals prepared each day on reservation with local and fresh products from this area and herbs of the garden !
  • Each room is different. bath and double shower on request !
  • Breakfast is served on the terrace under the old trees or under the sun with private view on the mountains around
  • local events, markets, museums, exhibitions... at 5 minutes from the hotel.