Luxury hotel holiday Relais des Chartreuses Le Boulou, Roussillon

The small and charming Relais des Chartreuses near Le Boulou occupies the building of a restored farmhouse and is situated within its own parkland, offering peace and quiet in a beautiful location in the foothills of the Pyrenees where they almost meet the Mediterranean. This simple 3-star hotel is well-placed for exploring both sides of the Catalonian border.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais de Chartreuses, Roussillon

Relais des Chartreuses near Le Boulou is a hidden gem in a beautiful natural location. Comfortable accommodation and delicious local cuisine make this perfect for exploring the delights of both French and Spanish Catalonia.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location Tucked away in the moutains, 25-minutes' drive from the Spanish border

Annual opening Open from 5 March to 31 December

Distance from airport A 30-minute drive from Perpignan airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Beauty treatments, Outdoor pool, Large manicured gardens and Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Complimentary

Complimentary Wi-fi

Out and about nearby

Attractions local to Relais des Chartreuses include: Céret and its Musée d'Art Moderne and Saturday market, Perpignan, the coastal resorts of Argèles-sur-Mer, Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer, Cadaqués and Roses, the surreal Dalí­ Museum in Figueres, Besalú.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Charme double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code FE1001

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais de Chartreuses, Roussillon

The Relais des Chartreuses near Le Boulou is an unexpected hidden gem nestled deep in the foothills of the Albères, perfectly situated for exploring the many delights of Catalonia, north and south of the France-Spain border. Overlooking the surrounding hills of the Vallespir Valley, the hotel is set in 5,000 square metres of tranquil parkland, complete with outdoor swimming pool. The Relais des Chartreuses is within striking distance of Perpignan and the artist haunts of Céret, Collioure and Figueres, beloved by Picasso, Matisse and Dalí respectively. This 17th-century Catalan farmhouse has been lovingly renovated and refurbished to offer stylish and contemporary accommodation of three-star standard. The 14 rooms are decorated in a subtle, neutral colour palette and are accentuated by fine regional and Louis XV and XVI furnishings, whilst the former dovecote in the garden has been converted into a beautiful suite. Dinner is an intimate and tasty affair, with a simple yet appealing seasonal menu offering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine using the freshest local produce and accompanied by some of the finest Languedocian vintages. There is also a wellness centre within the grounds of the Relais des Chartreuses, offering beauty treatments and massages. A short drive from the French coastal resorts of Collioure, Banyuls-sur-Mer, Argèles-sur-Mer and Port-Vendres and close enough for a day's excursion to the Spanish seaside villages of Cadaqués, Roses and Empuriabrava or the fascinating towns of Figueres and Girona, the Relais des Chartreuses near Le Boulou offers a convenient and most attractive base for exploring the region.

Room descriptions

The Relais des Chartreuses has 13 rooms and one suite. Rooms have air conditioning, internet and free Wi-Fi access, mini bar, Damana cosmetics and views of the surrounding hill and Vallespir.

Single Room
Charme double room
Charme Superior a Queen-size bed with double shower
Charme Luxe a Queen-size bed with either a double shower or bath and shower
Charme Luxe with terrace, a double shower, an extra bed is possible
Suite for 2 - 4 people, Queen bed and separated room with either twin or double bed, a double shower, bath and terrace

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Charme double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code FE1001

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais de Chartreuses, Roussillon

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Relais des Chartreuses, our clients fly to Toulouse and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Toulouse, Carcassonne or Perpignan. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome with reduction for children.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Charme double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code FE1001

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais de Chartreuses, Roussillon

About Languedoc-Roussillon

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Languedoc-Roussillon is a chance to encounter this most southerly region of French Catalonia, nestling on the Spanish border. The region is one that continues to delight and charm, offering plenty to discover during your holiday. The coast of Languedoc-Roussillon has long flat sandy beaches with a full range of water sports and golf at St Cyprien. Meanwhile the hinterland is surprisingly green, composed of gently sloping vineyards, Cotes de Roussillon, Banyuls and Rivesaltes and a whole host of fruit trees including peaches, cherries, plums and oranges. Further inland in Languedoc-Roussillon the Pyrenees rise, remarkably green and covered with trees and shrubs. To the north is the mediaeval town of Carcassonne, which rises like a mirage between vineyards and hills. Languedoc Roussillon also offers the fascinating land of the Cathars. With so much to see in Languedoc-Roussillon, a self-drive touring holiday is an excellent choice, either driving all the way from the UK or flying to the south of France before collecting a hire car. Visit other regions including Tarn and Provence to the north or Bordeaux and the Basque country to the west. Discover the Catalonian and Basque cultures by travelling along the Spanish border, or explore the valleys, fortresses and mountains of southwestern France. A rail holiday offers the chance to view the beautiful French countryside during the journey south, travelling by train to Carcassonne before exploring Languedoc-Roussillon by car, or stopping off in Beaujolais en route to the region.

Highlights of Languedoc-Roussillon

Sample the earliest cherries in France and other seasonal fruit. Take a visit to see the local ceramics and paintings, travel on the narrow-gauge railway from Villefranche de Conflent to Font Romeu. There are Folklore and music festivals in August. Gastronomy Sample anchovies, macaroons, Rousquilles aniseed biscuits. Local wines include Banyuls and Rivesaltes wines and Cotes de Roussillon wine. This is one of the most highly-regarded new wine regions of France.

Climate of Languedoc-Roussillon

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan: 12.4, Feb: 11.5, Mar: 12.5, Apr: 17.6, May: 20.1, Jun: 26.5, Jul: 28.4, Aug: 28.1, Sep: 26.1, Oct: 21.1, Nov: 15.8, Dec :13.5. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France

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