French Flanders: B&B with hot tub inc a beer brewing course!

Escape to a green valley not far from home, just 30 minutes from Lille and Dunkirk and very handy for the A25. Virginie extends a warm welcome at her aptly named B&B Monts et Merveilles (‘Hills and Marvels’) in Godewaersvelde. This little Flemish village at the foot of the Mont des Cats is perfect for walks far from the madding crowds, with panoramic views with that true ‘Wow!’ factor. You can also eat in typical estaminets (Flemish bistros) serving hearty, flavourful food, tour local breweries offering beer tastings, and relax to your heart’s content in an outdoor hot tub…

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  • View of the Mont des Cats and its radio mastView of the Mont des Cats and its radio mast
  • The landscapes around your accommodationThe landscapes around your accommodation
  • Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern FranceMonts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France
  • Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern FranceMonts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France
  • Hot tub in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&B. Pure relaxation!Hot tub in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&B. Pure relaxation!
  • Relaxing together in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&BRelaxing together in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • Enjoying the garden and its different areas, Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern FranceEnjoying the garden and its different areas, Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France
  • The living room at Monts et Merveilles B&B, in Northern FranceThe living room at Monts et Merveilles B&B, in Northern France
  • Home-made breakfast at Monts et Merveilles B&BHome-made breakfast at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • Conservatory with garden view at Monts et Merveilles B&BConservatory with garden view at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • Entrance hall at Monts et Merveilles B&BEntrance hall at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • La Sweet duplex room and its bathroom at Monts et Merveilles B&BLa Sweet duplex room and its bathroom at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • La Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&BLa Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • La Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&BLa Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • A Flemish platter offered by your hostA Flemish platter offered by your host
  • The traditional games available at the Monts et Merveilles B&BThe traditional games available at the Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • The terrace at the Monts et Merveilles B&BThe terrace at the Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • The garden at the Monts et Merveilles B&BThe garden at the Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • The outhouse hosting the brewing workshops at the Monts et Merveilles B&BThe outhouse hosting the brewing workshops at the Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • La P'tite Zytho beer-making workshop at Monts et Merveilles B&BLa P'tite Zytho beer-making workshop at Monts et Merveilles B&B
  • Walking in the Monts des CatsWalking in the Monts des Cats
  • A walk on the Mont des CatsA walk on the Mont des Cats
  • The panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des CatsThe panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des Cats
  • Heading towards the Monts de CatsHeading towards the Monts de Cats
  • The panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des CatsThe panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des Cats
  • The wooded, undulating landscape of the Mont des CatsThe wooded, undulating landscape of the Mont des Cats
  • The Abbaye du Mont des CatsThe Abbaye du Mont des Cats
  • Cheeses made on site at the Abbaye du Mont des Cats (there's a shop!)Cheeses made on site at the Abbaye du Mont des Cats (there's a shop!)
  • The Abbaye du Mont des CatsThe Abbaye du Mont des Cats
  • The shop at the Abbaye du Mont des CatsThe shop at the Abbaye du Mont des Cats
  • A traditional game at the estaminet Le Blauwershof in GodewaersveldeA traditional game at the estaminet Le Blauwershof in Godewaersvelde
  • Typical dishes of Flemish estaminets in Northern FranceTypical dishes of Flemish estaminets in Northern France
  • Brewers, old-time bistros... This is a convivial region!Brewers, old-time bistros... This is a convivial region!
  • Florent Ladeyn, chef at the Auberge du Vert Mont in BoeschepeFlorent Ladeyn, chef at the Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe
  • The view from the Auberge du Vert Mont in BoeschepeThe view from the Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe
  • The Auberge du Vert Mont in BoeschepeThe Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe
  • Windmills, the giants of the Flemish countrysideWindmills, the giants of the Flemish countryside
  • Windmills, the giants of the Flemish countrysideWindmills, the giants of the Flemish countryside
  • The Marais AudomaroisThe Marais Audomarois
  • A heron in the Marais AudomaroisA heron in the Marais Audomarois
  • Meandering through the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in a traditional boat known as a ‘bacôve’Meandering through the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in a traditional boat known as a ‘bacôve’
  • Saint-Omer’s marshlandsSaint-Omer’s marshlands
  • An unusual way to explore: by e-bike from ClairmaraisAn unusual way to explore: by e-bike from Clairmarais
  • Discovering the Flemish countryside by 2CV - unique and fun!Discovering the Flemish countryside by 2CV - unique and fun!
  • You're spoilt for choice for footpaths around your accommodationYou're spoilt for choice for footpaths around your accommodation
  • Flanders is famous for its little chapelsFlanders is famous for its little chapels
View of the Mont des Cats and its radio mast The landscapes around your accommodation Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France Hot tub in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&B. Pure relaxation! Relaxing together in the garden of Monts et Merveilles B&B Enjoying the garden and its different areas, Monts et Merveilles B&B in Northern France The living room at Monts et Merveilles B&B, in Northern France Home-made breakfast at Monts et Merveilles B&B Conservatory with garden view at Monts et Merveilles B&B Entrance hall at Monts et Merveilles B&B La Sweet duplex room and its bathroom at Monts et Merveilles B&B La Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&B La Sweet duplex room at Monts et Merveilles B&B A Flemish platter offered by your host The traditional games available at the Monts et Merveilles B&B The terrace at the Monts et Merveilles B&B The garden at the Monts et Merveilles B&B The outhouse hosting the brewing workshops at the Monts et Merveilles B&B La P'tite Zytho beer-making workshop at Monts et Merveilles B&B Walking in the Monts des Cats A walk on the Mont des Cats The panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des Cats Heading towards the Monts de Cats The panoramic view from the very top of the Mont des Cats The wooded, undulating landscape of the Mont des Cats The Abbaye du Mont des Cats Cheeses made on site at the Abbaye du Mont des Cats (there's a shop!) The Abbaye du Mont des Cats The shop at the Abbaye du Mont des Cats A traditional game at the estaminet Le Blauwershof in Godewaersvelde Typical dishes of Flemish estaminets in Northern France Brewers, old-time bistros... This is a convivial region! Florent Ladeyn, chef at the Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe The view from the Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe The Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe Windmills, the giants of the Flemish countryside Windmills, the giants of the Flemish countryside The Marais Audomarois A heron in the Marais Audomarois Meandering through the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in a traditional boat known as a ‘bacôve’ Saint-Omer’s marshlands An unusual way to explore: by e-bike from Clairmarais Discovering the Flemish countryside by 2CV - unique and fun! You're spoilt for choice for footpaths around your accommodation Flanders is famous for its little chapels
You’ll love: 

- The panoramic view on the Mont des Cats

- The nature all around

- The Flemish cooking

- The free access to the hot tub in the garden

- The beer brewing initiation workshop

Cast off everyday stress and give yourselves over to relaxation and exploration as a couple, in a place where nature has full reign. That’s what awaits you on a long weekend at the heart of the village of Godewaersvelde at the Monts et Merveilles B&B. Perched up high, with fields where the valleys dip down, the landscapes of this Flanders village alone and even its very name will transport you to another world.

It’s at the foot of the 164m Mont des Cats, known for its monastery-produced cheese and its beer, that you’ll find your B&B. Its name inspired by the 16th-century expression ‘conter monts et merveilles’ meaning to ‘promise the world’, it does indeed have everything you’ll need for the perfect couple’s break: luxurious linens in guest rooms, generous sharing platters of local produce (if you don’t want to go out for dinner), beautifully chilled local beer (you can even take part in an on-site beer training course), traditional games on the sunny verandah, intimate garden rooms to hide away in dotted around the grand brick house, walking trails right nearby, and a hot tub in the garden.

Relax! Virginie will take care of everything, even booking you a table for dinner in the much-coveted Auberge du Vert Mont un Boeschepe. Its chef Florent Ladeyn (a one-time participant on Top Chef) is known for his ‘wild, creative’ cooking – good and simple with just a hint of madness. Note: It’s advisable to book well in advance. More laidback, the typically Flemish estaminet Het Blauwershof a few metres from the B&B steeps you in Northern French hospitality with dishes such as Potjevleesch – ‘little pot of meat’.

The next day, kitted out in walking boots and backpacks, discover the local countryside. Take time to really soak in these valleys and the changing colours of the northern skies. The 11km Sentier des Fraudeurs takes you from the B&B to the top of the Mont des Cats with its abbey, its chapel hidden away in the woods, and its colourful, flower-bedecked Flemish houses. One of the loveliest views in the region extends all around to a distance of around 150km. A quirky, memorable thing to do as a couple is travel from hill to hill on the Mont Noir chairlift, 17m above ground. You can also tour the famous Audomarois marshes of Saint-Omer (famous for their cauliflowers) by flat-bottomed barge, follow towpaths between marshes and forests by eco-friendly, silent e-bike, or explore the region by classic 2CV. This is a different kind of trip that will put the wind in your hair and make you smile – with everything less than 20 minutes from Virginie’s B&B!

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2 night(s)2 guests
Deal includes

- 2 nights in La Sweet duplex suite

- 2 breakfasts for 2 people

- Free access to the hot tub in the garden

- SAFETY MEASURES in place, in light of Covid 19 :

- Mask and gloves will be worn by your host on arrival and for the service (You will also be required to wear a mask when with your host)

- Antibacterial gel will be available at the entrance to the B&B

- The accomodation is thoroughly sanitised including all frequent-touch surfaces

- Sufficient quantity of soap in the room

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It is with open arms that I will welcome you for a restful weekend in a typical Flemish village in Northern France. I will be keen to recommend wonderful walks in the...

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Our tips to make the most of your stay
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Cassel village
Musée de Flandre in Cassel
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& 6 more Attractions close by
Exploring the Marais by e-bike, tandem, Californian bike or 2CV
Musée Frontalier de la Douane
Le Calibou café-bookshop
Cordoba chairlift
La Brocante
Bailleul belltower
Abbaye du Mont des Cats shop
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& 5 more Gourmet moments
Estaminet Het Blauwershof
Au Pif brewery
Café - Boucherie
Auberge du Vert Mont
Fenêtre sur Cour
Brasserie du Mont Cassel
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& 4 more Green moments
5.5km heritage village circuit starting at your accommodation
A bacôve boat-trip through the Marais
The Sentier des Fraudeurs from Godewaersvelde (11km - about 3/4hrs)
The Sentier des Jacinthes to the Mont Noir
The Jardin du Mont des Récollets

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