The hotel is a charming old inn which is lovingly maintained. (Consistent with description in various guides). If you require modern facilities avoid! Rooms to a high standard, with decent bathrooms.very friendly service. Happy to stay on return trip.
Niggles- stairs are awkward if you frail, parking on the street -free 6pm 9am, breakfast basic. Restaurant: food rustic - basic even though fellow travellers thought it OK. Wine list basic, with some of interest.
On edge of interesting town square. In summary, merits a stay.
- 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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