Château de Béhen

Béhen, Somme
Bed & Breakfast

Take your pick from guided horse-trekking to grand banqueting, all in wonderful surroundings with traditional French flourishes


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Donkeys to stroke, bicycles to hire and ponies to ride: horsey folk and families will be in clover. Surrounded by wooded parkland, the red-brick building with a limestone trim started life as a holiday house; later its ground floor was extended. In the 1950s the Cuveliers moved in, adding paddocks and a pond for swans, deeply traditional decoration with strong colours and some ornate oh-so-French flourishes. Today there are six large bedrooms for guests, with solid oak floors and rugs, bedspreads plain or toile de Jouy, and furniture in Louis XV style. Two-tone panelling graces the first-floor rooms while those above have sloping ceilings and a beam or two. Bathrooms are hotel-perfect with double basins of mottled marble. Norbert-André, who managed stud pacers in Australia, has come home to cook and does a grand job, at one convivial table, or single tables if preferred. Cheeses are local, vegetables are just-picked, banquets can be arranged. Saddle up and enjoy a guided trek – for a day or even two. Lovely friendly people, perfect peace and 15 horses to ride.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner with wine, from €43; book 2 days ahead.


Nightly price
from €129
2 Doubles
From €129
2 Family rooms for 4
From €190
1 Suite for 2
From €188
1 Twin
From €154


We absolutely love this place and have returned for a weekend away with the kids more than once. It is such a warm, friendly, calm place and the kids love running around playing with the animals whilst we can relax. Norbert-Andre is an amazing host and makes you feel instantly at home - the food is wonderful and the rooms are a delight. A fab place.


Even though we arrived late, due to the unprecedented snow blizzards, we received a warm welcome, with drinks by a glowing log fire. A wonderful regional home cooked dinner was served in the cosy music room by candlelight, making us feel relaxed & special. We stayed in the Opale suite, which has a beautiful circular sitting room and a large very tastefully decorated and comfortable bedroom. Norbert-Andre is passionate about his chateau and this showed in the quality of the rooms, service and food. We relished our relaxing stay at Chateau Behen and would gladly return for longer.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Cuvelier Family

  • Baie de Somme nature reserve and migratory bird sanctuary
  • WW1 Somme battlefields & cemetries
  • Saint Valéry sur Somme
  • Mers les Bains’ listed architecture
  • Le Touquet & sandy beaches
  • Horse riding here