Where to sleep in the Hainaut?

My friends Gérard and Marie-Pierre have great self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation with advantages specially for you!

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At “LA CHAISERIE “ in ROMERIES , you’ll be in 2 hectares of lush grounds with a lake (fishing permitted!) and surrounded by donkeys, sheep, goats, ducks, swans, chickens and cats, a veritable haven of peace and restful tranquillity but with free WiFi!

Book a self-catering gîte and receive a free bottle of champagne on arrival, or book 2 nights bed-and-breakfast and get a third free .

This unmissable offer is available from 1st  July to 30th  September 2013.

Visit www.gite-lachaiserie.com  for more information and book by sending an email to Marie-Pierre (mentioning my name) at lachaiserie@live.fr


A break in which peace and tranquillity go hand-in-hand with culture!

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In the Hainaut, Art, Architecture and History are never far away. Wherever you go, you will discover the beauty of major religious sites, towns replete with cultural treasures and reminders of traditional skills and crafts. In Cambrai you will enjoy well-deserved peace and tranquillity in the cosy accommodation we have selected for you… Situated in Cambrai, “Mon Doux Repos” is a house full of character dating from 1923 and has three well-appointed guest rooms. As an added extra, make good use of the outdoor covered pool (heated from March to October) and its balneotherapy suite.

Your culture break will take you to the Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, established 50 years ago by Matisse himself in his birthplace. The museum has a large and varied exhibition of his works and stages temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. For a different form of art, make your way to Vaucelles Abbey, a Cistercian foundation that is a listed Historic Monument: an extraordinary edifice, in terms of its sheer dimensions as well as of the quality of the restoration work carried out and of its cultural importance.

Package at 99 € per person  sharing a double room. This price includes:

  • 2 nights in b&b
  • Entry to the Matisse Museum and Vaucelles Abbey

 Gérard advises you to book directly online at