Photos courtesy of Château d’Aubry
Single rooms: from 55 euros
Double rooms: from 65 euros
Suites: from 100 euros
Open: all year
Aubry du Hainaut is about 47 km southeast of Lille. From A23, take exit 7, bear right on D70. Follow signposts to the hotel.
By train the closest station is in Valenciennes, 6 km away.
On site: park with volleyball and badminton
Nearby: hiking; bicycling; horseback riding; Valenciennes
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Don’t let the somewhat uninteresting residential area dissuade you, pass over a small bridge and a charming, moated Renaissance castle awaits you. Without a traditional reception desk, the friendly staff will welcome you—much like you’re entering a private home.
The Château d’Aubry is an excellent value in the world of castle hotels. Spacious guest rooms have a bit of an old-fashioned look to them, but the high-definition TVs with forty-five international stations make a concession to the 21st century.
If the weather is fine, you can enjoy drinks and dinner in the garden. Take time the visit the surrounding park. Walk among the centuries-old trees and listen to bird song.