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Château de Beaulieu

Five-star boutique hotel and restaurant on your doorstep

For outstanding fine dining that is sustainable and exciting in equal measure, you’d be hard-pressed to beat Chef Christophe Dufosse’s prestigious Château Beaulieu.

With two restaurants onsite, Château Beaulieu makes for an ideal culinary-themed weekend getaway with majestic architecture and expansive gardens that befit its glorious fare.

Far from the crowds

Just one hour from Parisian holiday playground Le Touquet and nestled in the small village of Busnes just outside Lille, Château Beaulieu is a world unto itself.

This self-contained ecosystem has two restaurants to choose from: there’s the Michelin-starred gourmet Le Restaurant Gastronomique and the contemporary brasserie Côté Jardin.

Private chef dining experiences, cookery lessons, pastry classes, wine tasting – not to mention biking and horse riding – there is so much to do here.

This is a location like no other in acres of beautiful landscape. To truly soak up all Château Beaulieu has to offer, you can make this memorable romantic weekend away with a stay in the 5* boutique hotel.

Five-star boutique hotel and restaurant on your doorstep
Far from the crowds

Celebrity treatment and worldclass service 

Whilst Château Beaulieu welcomes children, this is really a grownup adventure. Ideal for lovers of French cuisine, it’s guaranteed to be a delight for connoisseurs and first timers alike.

You’ll be encouraged to dress up for dinner (the dress code is casual chic) in keeping with a dining room that oozes elegance and respect for the care taken over food and setting.

The clientele here is discerning, which you will be, too, after your immersion into the finest cuisine for miles around.

The elegant comfort of the hotel will complete your experience

To make the most of your time here, you really should stay over in the fully modernised Château, now a 5* hotel. Its rooms are indulgent and sumptuous, inspired by Art Deco and designed for elegant comfort.

As much care has been taken here as with the restaurants to ensure an exquisite experience throughout. Think deep rolled-top baths where you can ease off after that long walk before pre-dinner drinks.

There’s a range of rooms; each has its own character and design features. Most overlook the beautiful landscapes of the gardens and all balance the classic architecture with neat modern touches.

You’ll no doubt find yourself throwing open the curtains in the morning to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty whilst enjoying a delicious pastry and hot cafe au lait as you listen to the moorhens on the Château’s moat.

Soon, you’ll also be able to swim in a swimming pool corridor along the moat after enjoying the sumptuous spa (coming 2023).

Four reasons why Château Beaulieu is the renowned across the region

Michelin-starred food as a way of life  

Chef Christophe Dufosse prizes ethical, locally sourced excellent French food. With the process starting with the gardens themselves and moving right into the kitchen and onto your table, this is more than a method; it’s a way of life.  

The Dufosse family have undertaken a renovation project here with exceptional care. It’s an ambitious plan and has been beautifully realised. It’s really no surprise that within seven months of its opening, the restaurant had attained its first Michelin star.  

Fresh produce straight from the garden 

5000m2 of beautiful gardens are nurtured by a team committed to producing the highest quality ingredients as the basis for the exciting menus, which are served in two natural, serene dining rooms.  

There’s the homemade jam made from the onsite berries, pears and apples. Then, there are two hectares of vegetable gardens, including an aromatic space for citrus flowers, and 400 birdhouses in the neighbouring woods.  

 The chateau even hosts its own farm, with 30 sheep and their young reared expressly to graze the land and support the local ecosystem.   

An experience and not just a meal 

All guests are encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy the space, so this really is an encounter and not just a meal.   

As well as being seriously impressed by the setting, you’ll find there’s nothing quite like eating food produced from the very meadows you have just roamed in your wellies.  

Feast on the best of northern France 

Anything that’s not grown onsite is carefully sourced as locally as possible from local farmers markets. Indulge in crab from the Opal Coast, Boulogne-sur-Mer scallops, Étaples bass and more.  

Naturally you can expect fabulous cheese and wine, but there is so much more to enjoy. You’ll be truly spoilt for choice with a menu offering the best of French cuisine that has been carefully chosen with seasonal ingredients at their very best.  

Places to visit… 

Spend a short break here, immerse yourself in the ethos and become part of Dufosse’s vision for a centre of well-being, ecology and nature. You’ll leave with a deep sense of connectedness to this community. A day trip to the nearby town of Béthune, with its stunning Flemish architecture and historical landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site belfry, would make a pleasant outing.  

Plan your visit Château de Beaulieu

The restaurants are open from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm and from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm on Sunday. Be prepared to book in advance, as there is often a waiting list. There may be seasonal changes, so do check the website for updates.  

In the restaurant, three courses will cost around 120, and the 7-course tasting menu is €210. In the bistro, you’ll pay €35 for two courses. Rooms at the Château cost from €216 per night.  

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How to get to Château de Beaulieu

1098 rue de Lillers, 62350 Busnes
By car: If coming by road from Paris, Brussels, Calais (Eurotunnel), Amiens or Arras, it’s under 10 minutes from exit 5 on the A26.
By train: The TGV train station is 50 min from the Eurostar at Lille and 40 min from Arras. The welcoming reception team can arrange a private transfer from the station.
By air: Lille-Lesquin Airport is 50 minutes away, and Le Touquet is around 1 hour and 20 minutes away. The hotel even has its own helipad for distinguished guests.