Relais des Chartreuses

Le Boulou, Pyrénées-Orientales

Indulge in fantastic food and Languedoc wines; rest in a sunny terrace garden, pool and chic bedrooms. Spain, Céret and coast are close


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Up in the wooded hills above Le Boulou is a French farmhouse hotel with a young modern interior and astonishingly good food. Every evening is a culinary adventure so prepare yourself for a seasonal chalked-up set menu and a beautiful list of local wines. You enter via a pretty terraced garden, one of several: you can chase the sun (or the shade) all day. Friendly staff usher you up and down steps to calm, restful and chic bedrooms – each one creatively inspired, each different from the last. Prices reflect – fairly – the differences in size, so the priciest is ‘Le Pigeonnier’, a secluded suite with the luxuries of air con and a private terrace. Splashes of colour lift greys, taupes and whites, reclaimed materials and quirky artefacts abound, and some bathrooms have his and her showers. It’s a brilliant place for forays to Spain and the south coast; dreamy Collioure, beloved of Matisse, is 20 minutes away, Céret, Picasso’s favourite, is even closer – seek out the Musée d’Art Moderne and the Saturday market. Return to a stylish lounger, slip into a cool pool.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • 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

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.