" I am a local lad first and foremost, a true "Ch’t'i"! I was born in Lens and I spent my childhood in Violaines before attending the Lille School of Hotel Management. I was self-taught and learnt my trade by cooking our region's great products on a daily basis. After taking over a little café in Laventie, I opened my restaurant in Béthune. A first, and then a second star, were awarded for the teamwork. I now have the opportunity to serve a customer base of both regulars and tourists in our Relais & Châteaux de Busnes, at the Louvre Museum in Lens and in our restaurant in Lille. The Nord Pas-de-Calais region is certainly worth a trip for its cuisine, heritage and beautiful landscapes… " ... Read Moreless
Hotel and restaurant in town. The rooms open out to an enclosed garden, a small oasis of greenery where the organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables that supply the restaurant are grown. Stunningly, this is in the heart of Old Lille, in an 18th century private mansion with beautiful classic lines. Protectors of an undeniable charm, ceilings, floors, and antique woodwork have been conserved and are boldly married with the contemporary decors of the rooms, as well as works of art scattered throughout the hotel: it was indeed designed to be a genuine cultural space. At the restaurant, the chef produces a creative and "astounding" cuisine emphasizing local and seasonal products. ... Learn moreless
It's a huge market! You can find anything there: from toilet cubicles to Master paintings… It's a great place to go when you want to meet up and enjoy mussels and French fries. Real mountains of shells rise along the pavements at the end of the event. It's also an excuse to have a party!...Read More less
This is one of the most unique places that I have been lucky enough to experience. And it's only a few kilometres from our house. This former swimming pool has been converted into a beautiful museum. You can walk along the corridors between the Master paintings. My favourite painting, Cock fight...Read More less
Restaurant and hotel in a park. The Château de Beaulieu is an architectural gem with elegant facades and interiors in a romantic park, one hour from Le Touquet, between the Opal Coast and Belgium. The subtle balance of classic architecture and contemporary art makes this the perfect setting for what is one of the top restaurants in the region. Chef Marc Meurin pays tribute to Pas-de-Calais producers by using ingredients like Boulogne-sur-Mer scallops, Étaples bass and other fish from the North Sea. Meurin believes that “because of the currents in the nearby sea, the fish become strong and daring, which enhances the quality of their taste”. Savour his creations in two glass-roofed restaurants. ... Learn moreless
Founded in 1926, this microbrewery has become a reference across the north of the country. The Castelain family has owned the brewery for over 50 years. From one generation to another they have managed to develop typical beers from our region. This is demonstrated by the Ch’ti blonde beer, a great traditional...Read More less
Having been asked to create a cooking workshop at the museum, I was fortunate enough to be able to keep a close eye on the work on the new Louvre. What a pleasure the project was! Imagine Master pieces amid the slag heaps… The paintings are not on the walls here, they are on show in the middle of the...Read More less
Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online and excluding restaurants).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.