Auberge du Bon Fermier

+33 (0)3 27 46 68 25

An island of historic charm in a rebuilt town - quirky rooms lie along a maze of passageways, tasty evening meals are served by candlelight


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Forget your stilettos, the cobbles in the flowered courtyard continue into the deeply attractive bar and restaurant of this 16th-century island in a rebuilt town. It is a maze of passageways, burnished beams and tiny staircases. A copper washbasin greets you at the top of the stairs leading to the rooms. Looking down from a glassed-in corridor, you can almost hear the clatter of hooves arriving in the courtyard, now a quiet terrace for afternoon tea and snacks; the passengers jostling between Paris and Brussels were probably delighted to be delayed at this bustling staging inn. Bedrooms are all differently quirky, one with tapestried curtains and walls, another with red bricks and wooden struts, some not too well lit, all with baths and bathrobes. There are two larger, lighter ground-floor rooms with post-modern lamps and tables. Downstairs, where a suit of armour guards a wooden reception dais, the evenings sparkle when the main restaurant is lit by candles. Monsieur Beine takes great trouble devising new menus with his chef and most diners would raise a glass in his direction.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €10. Lunch & dinner €26-€52.


Nightly price
from €81
Singles €81-€119.
14 Doubles
From €98
2 Singles
From €81



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Monsieur Beine

  • 9-hole golf course in the town and 18-hole course in Mormal.
  • Valenciennes museum of fine art, Matisse museum in Caudry, museum of contemporary glass, Roman ruins in Bavais and many more sites to visit, get in touch with us...
  • Try the 'Lucullus à Valenciennes', the 'Chicorée à Orchies', the 'Fromage à Maroilles', 2 artisan deli's: la Choulette and la Jonquille.