Le Cléry

The Château d’Hesdin-L’Abbé, located in the heart of the Boulonnais countryside, has been home to the magnificent Cléry Hotel for over 30 years.

Prestigious guests who have marked its history include Louis-Alexandre Berthier, General Major of the Grande Armée of Napoleon I. 

The estate is stunning. It’s a real gem! The Cléry Hotel enjoys a sublime setting tucked away in the Boulonnais hinterland in Hesdin-l'Abbé. Just imagine 27 rooms and suites spread across this 18th century château, with farmhouses and former stables converted into cottages and all located at the heart of a five-hectare estate. Imagine avenues lined with century-old trees... The whole scene is infused with calm, grandeur and serenity. Here, just a few minutes from the main seaside resorts, you will feel a world away from all the hustle and bustle of life. 

An 18th century manor house

This little corner of paradise was completed in 1766. Built by the architect Giraud Sannier, who needs no introduction in Boulonnais, this magnificent abode was the country residence of Michel Cléry de Bécourt. You might be interested to know that Michel Cléry de Bécourt created the first hot seawater baths in France in Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1785. His country house was one of the most luxurious in the area and was a symbol of his social advancement. An obelisk and columns decorated the cour d'honneur... 

General Berthier

General Berthier knew the estate well from his time spent at the Camp of Boulogne between 1803 and 1805. The Minister of War and Chief of the General Staff had in fact stayed in the château on numerous occasions during this time. Even today, the Camp of Boulogne cannot be mentioned without still using Berther’s name, as he had the difficult task of dividing up the army known as the Côtes de l'Océan into six camps and of managing around 120,000 men positioned around Boulogne-sur-Mer.

A sophisticated hotel and restaurant

Since 1986, the Cléry Hotel has taken over the château and now immerses guests in its stunning surroundings. There is a nod to its history, with the 4-star restaurant named after the famous general. A sophisticated cuisine is on offer using local ingredients, which can be enjoyed looking out over a breathtaking view of the grounds.