Il Était une Ferme

(Once Upon a Farm)

Framed by greenery, Once upon a Farm is located next to the Avesnois Regional Nature Park. Christophe and Suzanne will host you in their up-to-date, cozy, lovely Guest House, sheltered in the outhouses of a farm typical of the North of France. Staying there will mean unwinding, taking walks by the banks of the River Sambre, or simply enjoying the (heated)indoors pool.

Il Était une Ferme on the threshold of the Avesnois.

1 rue Verte, 59620 Aulnoye-Aymeries

06 03 18 84 40

Bed and breakfast with indoor pool in the Avesnois region.

Our guest house gives you 3 comfortable rooms and a perfect space for relaxation : private terrace, heated pool, petanque court , garden. Take a ride along the river Sambre and indulge yourself with a wellbeing massage before a gourmet tea time in our event room.

English speakers are welcome. Call +33 (0)6 03 18 84 40

Il était une ferme Gift cards

Wellbeing and gourmet getaway in the heart of the Avesnois countryside

Il Était une Ferme gift vouchers

Relaxing holiday and gourmet getaway in the heart of the Avesnois region


“Romantic Escape” Gift Voucher

12O Euros per person for 2 guests

  • One night in a cozy room (breakfast incl.)
  • Evening meal for 2
  • entry to heated pool with 30 minutes massage for each person
  • 2 glasses of champagne and home-baked pastry


“Bien-être”Tea-time Voucher for 2

For 2 or 4 : 75 Euros per person

  • Privatisation of pool for 3 hours
  • 2 glasses of champagne and home-baked pastry
  • Tea-bar
  • 30-minute massage for each person en 2018 10/10 | Google Maps 5/5 | Tripadvisor 4.5/5

All ways lead to Il Était une Ferme

Hiking lanes (3), cycling paths (3) in the vicinity of Il était une Ferme.


3 pedestrian trails

Buttercup circuit – Maroilles

  • The Buttercup circuit meanders through the Maroilles “bocage” (hedgerows) along little country roads
  • 3h-7,9km
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Maubeuge and her defenders

  • Travel in time and discover the daily life of the Great War “Poilus” soldiers.
  • 3h-10,5km
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Wignehies-Architecture path

  • This family trail is mostly urban and is a witness of Wignehies industrial past.
  • Durée : 2h00-3,1km
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Cycling (3 cycling trails)

3 cycling trails

Eppe-Sauvage Cycling round the lake

Cycling around Maroilles waterviews*

  • An ideal family-trail! Most of the trail is by small country-roads
  • Duration of trail not mentioned
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The Avesnois green way

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