Château de la Motte Fénelon

Cambrai, France

Château de la Motte Fénelon was designed in 1850 by the famous Parisian architect Jacques Ignace Hittorff. It was built for Alphonse Brabant de Leau (1818-1881) and called first Château de Morenchies according the former commune near Cambrai. In 1962 it was bought by the Maison Familiale group. The castle was renamed in 1975 after its new owner families.

During the both World Wars the château was occupied by German troops and damaged. Today it is restored as a hotel.



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Founded: 1850
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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penny beddoes (14 months ago)
Brilliant place to stay. Some English speaking staff on hand to help with our awful attempt at French. Well worth a visit if in the area
glen dockerill (2 years ago)
Chateau de la Motte Fenelon Cambrai We went on a road trip stopping at various locations this year (2022). Seventh stop Chateau de la Motte Fenelon. This is a hotel in an amazing chateau with plenty of parking. It is a fair way from the centre of Cambrai, but makes up for it by being such a delightful and traditional building run in a truly French way. The room we had was huge with a massive bed, table and chairs and ensuite Bathroom. Downstairs were rooms which look as if they have remained the same since the Napoleonic days, there was even a sedan chair in the corner. Unfortunately we stayed on Sunday and the restaurant was not open in the evening, so we missed out on the dining experience which the hotel has a reputation for. Next morning we had breakfast which was superb, even the orange juice was freshly squeezed not from a bottle. All in all a wonderful hotel with lovely staff.
Dian Webbink (2 years ago)
On our way back from Bievres to home we stay overnight in this Chateau. The building is beautiful, all though it does need some work. But running in a hotel in a mansion always means there is work to do. Atmosphere is so nice, well decorated. We book a prestige room (no.8) which is spacious and nicely decorated and clean. Beautiful view over the meadows. En suite bath, no separate shower. No tea/coffee facilities in room. Minibar available. Because the mansion is old, there are not enough plugs to charge electric devices, but we managed. Staff is lovely and breakfast is good. We really like this Chateau.
Hayley van Esch (2 years ago)
It's a Nice looking hotel, but When we got there they were fully booked. So maybe next time
Judith Abrahams-Huxford (2 years ago)
We've been here twice now, great character rooms, lovely grounds, Restaurant 109 is a find and breakfast great.
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