In the heart of Valenciennes, in northern France, the Royal Hainaut Spa & Resort Hotel is a symbol of the French art of living. Once a General Hospital built in the 18th century, the building has been transformed into a superb 4-star hotel-museum, with a classic yet contemporary elegance.

Housing 79 guestrooms and suites, a 1,200sqm Spa with a huge heated swimming pool, and two restaurants La Storia and La Galerie and their bars, the 4* hotel is a haven of peace for Belgian and French guests alike.

The guestrooms are decorated in a chic Baroque style that blends harmoniously with the blue stone and classic style of the historic buildings, inviting guests to relax and unwind.

Both the vast Royal and Presidential Suites, akin to real apartments, are decorated in subtle luxury.

In a magnificent room with imposing volumes and contemporary elegance, the Italian restaurant La Storia delights fans of Italian cuisine and all those willing to discover the exclusive products of the Italian terroir.

La Galerie, on the other hand, welcomes friends, couples and family to enjoy traditional brasserie cuisine in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The Spa by Royal Hainaut is a haven of indulgence in the heart of Valenciennes. One can truly relax, alternating treatments and massages, alone or as a couple, ending in pleasing idleness in the herbal tearoom. Hammam and sauna soothe away tensions. The swimming pool is the heart of the Spa. Gigantic, under vaulted ceilings of Hainaut blue stone, it’s an invitation to plenitude.

Now available, the Madérothérapie treatment is a massage technique that uses wooden tools in order to smooth skin texture and break down cellulite.