The Relais des Merveilles was established in 1985 by the Duhet family, Charmed by this true haven of peace, We invite you to come and discover this exceptional place and enjoy its' friendly atmosphere.


After a nice walk in the mountains or a night under the stars... We offer a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, mainly made of organic products, evolving according to available fresh products of the season.


A night at the Relais des Merveilles is a unique experience for all nature lovers ... Take advantage of this moment to admire the Milky Way, totally disconnected from the usual everyday life. Choose between our different options...

Gordolasque valley view



€76,50/night for 2 pers.
Gordolasque valley view



€76,50/night for 2 pers.

Dormitory 6 persons


26 €/ Pers.
  •   bon restaurant bon accueil aussi bien pour dejeuner que pour une pause et bon rapport qualité prix.produits frais et cuisine du terroir.cadre agréable aussi bien a l'interieur que sur... read more

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  •   Perché à 1600 mètres, aux portes de la vallée, le relais bénéficie d'une vue exceptionnelle, digne d'un grand parc américain. L'été, réservé sur la terrasse, vous ne serez pas déçu.... read more

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  •   Cet hotel nous a permis une pause confort et bonne cuisine au milieu d'une randonnée de plusieurs jours dans le massif du Mercantour. Après le confort spartiate des gites... read more

  •   Dans un décor magnifique, ce restaurant propose une carte simple avec de très bons plats. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les raviolis maison aux épinards sauvages et les beignets de fleurs... read more

  •   Comme le titre l'indique le relais des merveilles porte bien son nom. Nous avons été accueilli par une jeune femme remplie de gentillesse, un grand sourire et qui n'a pas... read more

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  •   Nous sommes venus ce week end pour deux randonnées entre amis. Le site est magnifique et l'hotel très bien organisé et chaleureux. L'équipe s'est toujours montrée très disponible et aux... read more

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  •   au retour d'une petite randonnée, surprise de trouver des plats aussi bien cuisinés, entre autres le tartare de truite, le carré d'agneau sur un lit de polenta et de ratatouille,... read more


    5 star review  Stunning location. Immaculate accommodations. Extraordinary service. Located way up the Gordolasque Valley near the trailhead to the Valley of Marvels, Jean-Paul's Relais is everything good I'd read about Alps trekking accommodations. I was there to dovetail some wolf-tracking with Valley of Marvels petroglyph-viewing: found both in one long day-hike, though by mid-May the upper trails were still significantly snow-covered. The hike turned into a proto-Alpine, route-finding white-knuckler. Bring a good map/gear if you're going in May. As my hiking sandals weren't fit for steep snow-traverses, Jean-Paul loaned me a pair of hiking boots (and packed me a lunch of exceptional local cheese, meats and bread) that made the higher passes accessible: barely. Crampons and an ice axe would have helped. Many of the petroglyphs, including the famous sorcerers, remained buried under snow, but that disappointment was tempered by finding several chamois (they're everywhere) wolf-kills and parallel adult/pup wolf tracks - just 30 miles from the French Riviera. Sun-burned and exhausted, after a hot shower, I was treated to as fine a four-course meal as any I've ever had in the States. I booked the dormitory sleeping option several weeks in advance, and had the dorm to myself. The entire place is spotless. 2 nights, 3 meals: 75 euros. As marvelous as it gets.

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