In an unspoilt valley in French Catalonia, looking out at the snow-topped mount Canigou, you will find the Château de Riell, perched among parasol pines and oleander trees. Restored in an elegant french style, the lounges and 17 rooms and suites distil a warm, baroque and exotic atmosphere.
Exquisite & blissful rooms
Château de Riell boasts 17 bedrooms, which stand out for their character and refinement. Each bedroom is unique, down to the last detail and decorated with subtle and joyful Pierre Frey fabrics. The addition of custom furnishings, oak wooden floor, linen and brass provides an exquisitely relaxing environment.
Everything is perfectly matched from the interior décor to the painted or French, colonial and english furniture. Opening out onto the patio, the forest or the Pyrénées, and with the mountain providing a marvellous backdrop, each bedroom offers a cosy and relaxing atmosphere with either patina plaster walls, or wood panelling.
Each suite features a generous open lounge area with mellow sofa and armchairs. The decoration is definitely refined with original paintings and antique furniture.
Each suite is different and fits with the dwellings’ architecture and twists harmoniously. All our rooms enjoy a king size bed with luxury linen, lounge area, fireplace, marble bathtub and vanity, working desk, and fresh flowers.
All our Suites can accommodate an extra bed (with extra charge) and are perfect for families up to 3 guests. Besides, for larger families, it is possible to connect one of these suites with a Deluxe Room, allowing to accommodate up to 6 people.
An Ode to a reinvented Catalonia Cuisine
Nestled on the foothills of the Castle, between patios and water, the Restaurant plays a South melody with its“hacienda” like setting. The open-hearth fireplace lights up with golden glints of brass and antique furniture, hunted by the Landlady.
On sunny days, enjoy our terrasse nearby the pool for a “Naturohlic” lunch ! On Sundays for lunch, stop by and taste our “Retour de Marché” menu with local products from the nearby producers.
A reinvented Catalonia Cuisine
Royal poultry, orchards, kitchen gardens and gifts from the Mediterranean shore, naturally inspire our Chef, and his brigade. Pyrenean grasslands prodigalize his recipes with fabulous lamb, wood mushrooms or traditional catalan snails. As our Chef renews his menu regularly, You may pop in several times in the season !
A pleasant restaurant
Château de Riell spreads on a wide estate. Below the Castle Hill, you may find our “second property” : the Grand Hôtel, and its pleasant restaurant, Café Casals.
Enjoy two beautiful dining-rooms
Nestled into the historic walls of the Grand Hôtel, Café Casals features two beautiful dining-rooms. The first one plays on a very catalan tempo, with its wooden ceilings and its ceramic tiles. A perfect place for a romantic dinner.
The second one lays into a former winter garden. a clear and luminous place, with its south-style louvered windows. A large terrace under the old plane trees brightens up this peaceful atmosphere during summer.
A Thermal Pool hidden in the Canopy
The pool naturally curls up into the relaxing atmosphere of a large greenhouse, hung from the century-old trees. Every afternoon, the spa welcomes wellness seekers for a hot-spring health ritual. Suspended between heaven and earth, anchored in the foliage, the Molitg Baths are set with rare stunning marbles.
Bliss for body and soul … Say goodbye to fatigue, stress and tensions ! Embrace a nurturing and natural philosophy inspired by a rich bounty of vegetal essences and oils.
As well as the healing mineral water, plankton and clay of Molitg hot springs. Should you love fango treatments or prefer long and deep massages, you will find what you are looking for in one of our Spa packages.
Molitg’s Thermal water
Molitg’s mineral water is drilled 150 meters under the surface. It is a very ancient water, dated of more than 18 000 years.
This venerable age guaranties its purity and its bounty in healing minerals and plankton, thanks to a milliner way down through the earth’s crust. These therapeutic properties have been distinguished by the National Academy of Medicine.
The Most Beautiful Villages in France
Conflent is home to four of the most beautiful villages in France: Eus, Evol, Villefranche-de-Conflent and Mosset.
From the sunniest village in France, Eus, to the typical mountain village, Evol, and Villefranche-de-Conflent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Vauban fortification network, and not forgetting Mosset, our most beautiful villages in France will bowl you over!
From its granite hilltop viewpoint, Eus is one of the sunniest villages in France. At one time fortified, the village is dominated by the 18th century Church of St. Vincent which is built on the ruins of an ancient castle.
Indeed, historically this ancient defensive site served to help push back the French in the 16th century and the Spanish in the 18th century. From the church, you can stroll along the sloping, winding, cobbled streets of this pedestrianised village and discover the local artisans, artists and shopkeepers.
5 km away from Molitg, Mosset belongs to French territory since the Pyrenees Treaty in 1659, therefore you can see the traces of Mosset’s past when walking through the streets of this village which extend over more than 7,120 hectares.
This medieval village, with its castle courtyard and the naturally created attraction of the pine tree that leans on the church bell tower, is an exceptional place in which to awaken your senses. Perched 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) above sea level, Mosset is remarkably rich in fauna and flora.
Labelled one of the most beautiful villages in France, Villefranche-de-Conflent is also a town that was fortified by Vauban and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As such, Villefranche-de-Conflent is a must-see in Conflent for admirers of Vauban’s work. A stroll through the town’s cobbled streets is not to be missed.
Pablo Casals Festival and the Wonders of Chamber Music
Founded by the famous cellist and historical figure, the Pablo Casals festival is one of the busiest times of the season in Conflent, at the heart of the Canigou mountains, and a must-see for lovers of chamber music.
As well as bringing together some wonderful artists, concerts take place in jewels of heritage such as the Abbey of St. Martin du Canigou or the Abbey of St. Michel de Cuixà.
Each year the Festival welcomes internationally renowned soloists. Additionally, as well as being without doubt one of the oldest existing festivals, it is also one of the most innovative in the search for new repertoires and talent.
Every year, there is an original itinerary of classical and contemporary chamber music with 40 to 45 events around a theme: 35 concerts, usually at 9.00pm in the Romanesque Abbey of St. Michel de Duixa for the exceptional acoustics, two to three concerts at 9.00pm in the Eglise de Prades, which has the largest altarpiece in France, 10 concerts at 5.30pm in the churches of Conflent and nine student concerts.
Hiking & biking
Slow down and go for a hike in the countryside ! Several hiking paths and bikes trips exists around Molitg.
Yoga & Fitness
Activities for Mind and Body. Group or individual lessons on request with our coaches.
Let’s go for a day out on the Castellane torrent. A great amusement for all the family. Discover fly fishing with our instructor for a day or more. Ask us for details!
Swimming pool & Tennis
Two tennis court are available for our guests Ask at the Reception desk for tennis rackets.
Discover the local vineyards! Make a detour to the Mas Llossane domain then the Caves of Byrrh.
Terroir & Crafts
The Prades Market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Beautiful secret addresses to discover: Citrus Baches, olive oil producers in Ille sur Têt and many more! Ask us!
Plan your Events
So many great moments to share at Château de Riell. Celebrate your wedding day in our luxuriant property. Organize a family gathering with a gourmet banquet! Set up a original teambuilding or a business seminar in a unique place. Two meetings rooms to host your meetings in French Catalonia.
Our Chef and the Brigade design a special menu for your event. Contact us for more details to set up the day of your dream!
Weddings & Parties
In the heart of an exotic and luxuriant park, Le Château de Riell is a dream place close to Perpignan for your special event. Get unforgettable memories in a refined 5-star hotel. Your guests will be pampered. 45 minutes away from Perpignan.
Located 45 minutes away from Perpignan, Le Château de Riell is a perfect place to host a productive seminar, one-day meeting or product launch. With its 17 rooms and suites, we host you comfortably.