Château de Béhen

Béhen, Somme
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)3 22 31 58 30
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€129 - €252
per night

Take your pick from guided horse-trekking to grand banqueting at this traditional château; drive to explore WWI history and the lovely coast


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€129 - €252 per night

The Experience

Donkeys to stroke, bicycles to hire and ponies to ride: families will be in clover. It’s authentic and unpretentious here; many guests stop on their way south – you’re just a short hop from the motorway but the feel is very quiet and rural.

Friendly Norbert-André is a good cook and you can all eat together or at single tables if you prefer; cheeses are local, vegetables are just-picked, banquets can be arranged. He also organises temporary exhibitions of local art in the salon and dining room.

Stroll through the parkland surrounding the house; visit the swans in the pond or the farm animals. Saddle up one of the horses and enjoy a guided trek – for a day or even two – or you can hike or cycle. Historic Abbeville is a ten-minute drive and the coast with lovely Bay of the Somme nature reserve is half an hour.

Château de Béhen - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Exploring the surrounding countryside on foot, by horse or bike
  • The spacious, authentic bedrooms
  • Norbert's delicious dinners and pop-up art exhibitions
Château de Béhen - Gallery

You should know

  • You need a car to go to shops, bars and restaurants
  • It’s best for sociable animal lovers


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €129
2 Doubles
From €129
2 Family rooms for 4
From €190
1 Suite for 2
From €188
1 Twin


Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, from €43; book 2 days ahead.


Had the most wonderful stay at Chateau de Behen, greeted by Norbert-Andre and his brother Hubert, they could not have been more welcoming. The Chateau sits serenely within it own park, very quite. Beautiful room with bath, separate shower, separate toilet, all ensuite. Breakfast excellent, wide selection of fruit, meat, cheeses, breads, pastries on offer. I can't wait to return and stay for longer next time.

Debbie, Ingatestone

Absolute gem! Not to be missed. This charming chateau is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. Tucked away in a lovely village, the chateau oozes class and charm. Norbert the host and owner is incredibly warm and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. The grounds are exceptional. Whatever you do, don’t miss this experience!

David, London

We absolutely love this place and have returned for a weekend away with the kids more than once. It is such a warm, friendly, calm place and the kids love running around playing with the animals whilst we can relax. Norbert-Andre is an amazing host and makes you feel instantly at home - the food is wonderful and the rooms are a delight. A fab place.


Even though we arrived late, due to the unprecedented snow blizzards, we received a warm welcome, with drinks by a glowing log fire. A wonderful regional home cooked dinner was served in the cosy music room by candlelight, making us feel relaxed & special. We stayed in the Opale suite, which has a beautiful circular sitting room and a large very tastefully decorated and comfortable bedroom. Norbert-Andre is passionate about his chateau and this showed in the quality of the rooms, service and food. We relished our relaxing stay at Chateau Behen and would gladly return for longer.


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The neighbourhood

The château is set in peaceful countryside a ten-minute drive from Abbeville, which has a 13th-century belfry, a notable 15th-century Gothic church and a former Carmelite convent, as well as weekly markets and festivals throughout the year. The beautiful Bay of the Somme estuary and nature reserve is just over half an hour’s drive, and there are many WW1 battlefield sites, memorials and cemeteries near.

Local points of interest from Cuvelier Family

  • Baie de Somme nature reserve and migratory bird sanctuary
  • WW1 Somme battlefields & cemetries
  • Saint Valéry sur Somme
  • Mers les Bains’ listed architecture
  • Le Touquet & sandy beaches
  • Horse riding here


Cuvelier Family

The Cuveliers have lived at the château since the 1950s, and Norbert-André managed stud pacers in Australia before running the house as a B&B. He is most welcoming and will do everything he can to ensure you have a great stay.