In the shadow of the Holy Monégonde collegial church, there are pretty houses with turrets that once hosted a number of canons and nuns for a long time. One of them is “Le Petit Chapître”. You can be attracted by the bright and warm decor designed by Brigitte Macq, the owner of these place who received us with a great kindness and a fantastic knowledge of her city and region.
“Le petit Chapître”is a guest house, a warm, comfortable and lovely Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful princely city of Chimay. It is there for 17 years and it is a nice place to stay both in summer and winter. Brigitte receives both Belgian and foreign people to whom she reveals the secrets of her beautiful region located in the Botte du Hainaut, about 110km from Brussels, 30 km from Charleroi, 40 km from Namur and twenty kilometers from the French border.
The region is one of the wildest regions of Belgium that offers walks in the woods, hunting, fishing and beautiful towns like Mariembourg, Viroinval, Couvin, Treignes (dear to Arthur Masson). Brigitte offers 5 rooms with a different decoration: the blue, the birds, the cotton, the opera or the Antoinette room.
Brigitte has a really great talent for decorating the rooms. the decor is always charming with taste, comfort and some luxury. In Brigitte’s guest house, the sleep is sweet, relaxing, without external interference and the breakfast is very greedy. Good homemade jams, different kinds of bread and cheese.
Warning note: Brigitte does not offer the food service for the evening. Therefore, people have to go to this beautiful town that offers various gastronomic opportunities at many levels. Thanks to Brigitte’s advice, we opted for “The Chimassiette” which offers elaborated local dishes (Grand’Rue 9-6460 Chimay. 060/219042)
We were delighted by this guest house and we have done a small balance:
Generality: (accessibility, decoration, interior design): 8/10
Rooms (decoration, comfort of the bed, accessories in the room): 8/10
Bathrooms and sanitary (comfort, accessories, cleanliness): 9/10
General liking: 8.5 / 10
A visit to Brigitte is recommended !!!
Chambre d’hôtes « Le Petit Chapître »: Place du Petit Chapître, B6460 Chimay. 060/211042
Beatrice CAVALLINI for translation