Charming Chateau Outside Arras

Nestled in the tiny village of Fresnoy-en-Gohelle, 15 minutes drive from Arras, is this charming chateau.  This stay allowed us to escape the hustle and bustle of our stops in Ypres and Arras.  Built in the 1920's and lovelingly updated since 2013, the accomodations were modern and Dave describes it perfectly as a "hidden jewel."   Bird song filled the large gardens when we got out of the car and sang us to sleep last night.   Our room was a suite and the included breakfast featured home made jams, fresh squeezed orange juice and melt in your mouth croissants.  We will definitely be back.  The house was used by a German Officers in World War Two and just down the road is a monument to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada who fought near here in May, 1917.

 Chateau De Fresnoy, Fresnoy-en-Gohelle

Chateau De Fresnoy, Fresnoy-en-Gohelle

 Edible specialties from the farmers of the region include delicious meats and cheese.

Edible specialties from the farmers of the region include delicious meats and cheese.

 Monument to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

Monument to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.