Famous Northern hospitality, a gourmet philosophy and a unique hotel experience. Welcome to Philippe Bélot's hotel.
“Making sure our guests enjoy themselves, and doing everything we can to make their stay with us as pleasant as possible. That is what the whole team strives for here.”
Philippe is a self-proclaimed “provocateur of pleasure”. He is also a part of history, being the 3rd generation to head up the Auberge du Forgeron in Seclin. This self-taught, “very greedy” lover of all things food proudly upholds his family heritage, whilst also being firmly focused on the future. The menu of the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, which is well-known throughout the north of France, is evidence of this, combining traditional dishes with molecular gastronomy and a single philosophy: that taste is everything. “Each dish must provoke conversation, questions, and pleasure,” he says. And a pleasure it is, too, to stay in one of the 14 rooms at The Originals Boutique, Hotel Bulles by Forgeron, South Lille. With a 3-star rating, it offers guests comfort and high-quality services. A proper little bubble minutes away from the hustle of Lille. “I have tried to build on the concept of well-being, just as I would create a recipe in the kitchen” .
The 14 rooms at The Originals Boutique, Hotel Bulles by Forgeron, South Lille were designed by an architecture firm. The light hues against the Macassar ebony furniture create a cosy, warm, yet modern feel. Philippe does not just offer his guests a room, but a concept too: a bubble. A bubble of wellbeing, to be more specific; a place for body and mind to relax with, amongst other things, a whirlpool bathtub in most of the rooms. A champagne menu is also offered as room service.
- Room service
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
For breakfast, take a seat in the beautiful and spacious conservatory to enjoy a range of homemade offerings (cakes, bread, jams, etc.). For lunch and dinner you have the choice of visiting the gourmet restaurant, which is one of the top culinary spots in the north of France, or the brasserie for a more relaxed feel. If the weather’s nice then the terrace is a lovely spot to eat or enjoy a drink. The bar serves cocktails and wine, as well as both draught and regional beers.
LE BISTRO DU FORGERON
L'AUBERGE DU FORGERON
Although staying at The Originals Boutique, Hotel Bulles by Forgeron, South Lille is a one-of-a-kind experience, its surroundings and the Hauts-de-France region are also full of places to explore and activities that you simply can’t miss out on.
TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES
Book your treatment or massage with The Originals Boutique, Hotel Bulles by Forgeron, South Lille’s fully-qualified partner centre either online or by phoning the hotel directly. Treatments are carried out in your room (vintage rooms and junior suites only).
GOLFPhilippe is also a huge fan of golf. He will be able to advise you and book your green fee (entrance fee) at one of the two nearby golf clubs. One is in Thumeries: a pleasant 18-hole course which opened in 1932 and still retains its original features, this is a great green for experienced and beginner golfers alike. The other is in Mérignies, which opened in 2008 and offers 3 9-hole courses.
FREE FALLAre you looking for an experience like no other? How about a jump without a parachute? To experience the feeling of free-fall jumping in a wind tunnel, go to Lesquin. This blustery activity is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 65, with no medical certificate required. Each flight lasts around 2 minutes, or twice as long as a more traditional free fall from a plane flying at 4,000 metres.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYRoubaix and its lace, Arras with nearly 200 listed sites, Lens and the Louvre-Lens art museum, Lille and the Grand Place, City Hall, Citadel, Vieille Bourse and old town, and so much more... Not to mention the Venice of the North (Bruges), which is only a 40 minute drive away - and if you do visit, you mustn’t forget to bring some chocolate back with you!
The Originals Boutique, Hotel Bulles by Forgeron, South Lille 3 air-conditioned, versatile and fully-equipped rooms which are able to accommodate between 15 and 190 people. They are a charming space to work in that is both quiet and comfortable, providing the perfect venue for both the most distinguished of receptions and the most intense meetings. Both residential and semi-residential options are offered, along with various day packages.
This 80m2 room can accommodate up to 200 people. It can also be opened out onto the terrace to add another 50m2 of floorspace. Combined with the Main Lounge, the Conservatory has floorspace of 190m2, which can accommodate up to 350 people in a reception-style layout.
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