We were looking for a stopover on our way south and Valenciennes seemed as good a spot as any and the Auberge Du Bon Fermier looked intriguing being a period building.
The accommodation was a good size and the building certainly had character but because it is a period building you do not get bags of luxury not that we expected it. We had a very pleasant meal, even picking up an idea for a dish to try when we got home. Parking in the area was difficult to find but the hotel does offer secure parking on request. Overall a good overnight stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortably established after four hundred years of existence.All spruced up, it offers its Henry IV style, interpreted with regional inspiration in its proportions, harmoniously decorated in total respect for the region and its history.When Louis XIV made his “joyful return” to Valenciennes in August 1680, the Auberge was called “A la Ville de Troyes”. A souvenir of the great fairs of Champagne, with the travellers, salesmen and drapers stopping in our town to rest and restore their strength.in the hearth, there would be capons and haunches of meat roasting with a stew bubbling in fat jugs, swaying with the bawdy songs which barely covered the sounds of horses and their hooves on the round paving stones in the courtyard.The inn had a great reputation; Jacques Fontaine managed the establishment until 1701 and its successors’ were still roasting in the fireplace in 1789. ... more less
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