Pierre François et Bénédicte Brix, and all the team welcome you!
A family story
In 1829, Mr. Le Bis bought land consisting of two courtyards and a small low house which he had razed to build a house for hotel use consisting of a kitchen, two dining rooms and seven bedrooms in street front.
In 1856, Mr. André-Jacques Casseron bought the hotel.
His son Eugene-André (pictured at the reception) succeeded his parents and extended the garden; he also buys outbuildings. Then succeeded Mr Liot and in 1929 Mrs Prioul and her son Jacques bought the establishment. On January 1, 1957, Juliette and Pierre BRIX, farmers in Quettehou,
bought the Hôtel de France, and thus realized a dream they had cherished for several years.
While Pierre continued to work in his family farm, bringing the products of his farm every day (milk, cream, fromage blanc, ducks, rabbits, lambs, pigs and vegetables), Juliette, an excellent cook, entertained all her loyal customers from products from his farm. At the time, the hotel had only 12 rooms. The hotel quickly proved to be too small, and the farm, empty of its occupants, very quickly became the annex of the hotel. From 1961, the innovative idea of lodging on the farm made its way, to accommodate large families.
Later, in 1981, Jean-Pierre -their son- and his wife Isabelle, joined the family business and bought in 1986 the neighboring house “Les Feuillantines” at the end of the garden. A little later, in 2003, they built the “Fantaisie” pavilion
and thus totaled 37 rooms. At the same time, Isabelle gives free rein to her imagination in the creation of the exotic garden. In 1994, Juliette will receive the silver medal from the Minister of Tourism.
In 2000, the Fuchsias were honored to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Michelin guide here, our house having already been mentioned in 1900, when the famous guide was created.
Today, 60 years later, his grandson Pierre-François and his wife Bénédicte
continue to write the pages of this family saga with the help of staff loyal to this house.
Wishing long life to this beautiful family story, dear to our hearts...