The calm and charm of a village near to Sedan and Belgium. A family atmosphere and delicious food. Welcome to Catherine and Philippe Rémy's hotel.
“The most important things for us are hospitality, peace and quiet, family atmosphere, friendliness and the human dimension.”
When Philippe heard that the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Coeur d'Or, Sedan Est, the hotel-restaurant the other side of the square from his bar, was going to close he didn’t hesitate for long. “My husband is a trained chef, and a good one too!” explains Catherine. “We couldn’t let this establishment disappear and Douzy is a lively commune where there is demand.” The time for thinking was over, the couple threw themselves into the venture and too bad if they’re not experienced in the hotel business. “We’ll learn, we’re highly motivated!” Since they arrived in June 2018, the restaurant of this Douzy hotel has undergone a revolution, starting by giving it back its old name: Le Cœur d’Or. “My husband only cooks fresh products. Everything is prepared at the last minute.” The decor will come later. As will the 22 rooms. But the essentials are there: comfort, cleanliness, quiet.
The 22 rooms at the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Coeur d'Or, Sedan Est are all spacious, comfortable and functional. Some are very charming with their beams or walls with exposed stones. All are air-conditioned. Families are well catered for as well as handicapped guests as there are 2 specially-equipped rooms. The decor of our hotel in Douzy is simple. However, Catherine and Philippe are planning to change this by introducing a bit of colour.
- Air-conditioned room
If you pass through our restaurant in Douzy, you will find the breakfast room. In this refurbished half-timbered room, you will be served a generous sweet and savoury buffet. Although the restaurant room has not changed since the old owners, the philosophy of the place certainly has. There are no more pre-prepared dishes, just fresh and homemade products. The flavours are traditional and seasonal. The tastes are just right and full of flavour.
LE CŒUR D'OR
In the heart of the Ardennes, close to the borders of Belgium and Luxembourg, the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Coeur d'Or, Sedan Est is a nice and peaceful place to stay in the pretty village of Douzy.
SEDANSedan and its region have often been the scene of military dramas for French armies. No town in Europe has a bigger fortified castle! The centre has been carefully renovated and is well worth a visit. The town is also known as far away as America for its textiles, which have a reputation for being very durable, and for its carpets which are popular in official palaces: the Duke of Windsor, Charles de Gaulle and President Kennedy have all walked upon them!
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYCharleville-Mézières, birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud, world capital of puppets and an arty town with its Place Ducale. For the view: the meanders of the Meuse in Monthermé. For relaxation: the lakes of Vieilles Forges and Bairon, the Trans-Ardennes Greenway (130 km). For adrenaline: the Terr’Altitude park in Fumay; meet wolves and birds of prey at Parc Argonne Découverte. An excursion to Belgium and/or Luxembourg is also worth considering.
Well lit and surrounded by a balcony, the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Coeur d'Or, Sedan Est seminar room is on the third floor of the establishment. It is fully equipped and can accommodate around 40 people seated. Study days, seminars, assemblies, formal and informal meetings, you will find a calm atmosphere, perfect for work and creativity.