Cosy room

20m2 with double bed, bathroom with shower, television, internet connection and phone

Room 007 : Théophile MASSART (Fayt 1840 – La Hestre 1904)

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Théophile Massart was a blacksmith by trade but soon became one of the key figures of the emerging socialist movement in the central region of Belgium. He was an activist with the First International (International Workingmen’s Association) and was involved in the first ‘mutualist’ associations, including “Solidarité de Fayt”. This was behind the acquisition of the first ‘House of the People’ in Belgium, which was set up in Joliment in 1872. In 1886, he was among the founders of the famous “Le Progrès” cooperative, of which he was director until his death. He set up the largest cooperative bakery in the country there. He was also municipal magistrate in La Hestre and one of the first socialist provincial councillors in Hainaut.

Room 103 : Adolphe Dechamps (Melle 1807 – Manage 1875)

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Adolphe Dechamps was the son of a teacher. After initially working as a journalist, he entered politics at a young age. As a journalist, he made his nationalist sentiments clear in the years leading up to Belgium independence. He became a catholic member of parliament at the tender age of 27, and was briefly governor of Luxemburg before becoming minister for public works and then minister for foreign affairs between 1842 and 1847 in three consecutive cabinets. He owned Scailmont Château in Manage and was a promoter of the railways, facilitating the passage of the important Brussels-Charleroi-Namur line in his region. He also held stakes in regional coal-producing companies. His younger brother Victor (1810-1883) enjoyed a brilliant ecclesiastical career, becoming cardinal-archbishop of Mechelen and primate of Belgium.

Room 104 : François Joseph de FEYDEAU (Metz 1744 – Paris 1794)

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François-Joseph de Feydeau was a French squire, the son-in-law of Lord Marc-Antoine Humbert de Tonnois, and Lord of Fayt and Escaille by the remarriage of his mother. He settled in Escaille in 1774 after a brief military career, in order to take over the then inefficient administration. In 1778 he sold the seigneury to the Looz-Corswarem family before returning to France, where he was accused of desertion and condemned to death by the revolutionary authorities. The last representative of the de Gongnies line therefore perished on the guillotine on 29 April 1794.

Overnight in a Cosy room : 79€

Pack wellness in a Cosy room : 110€

Buffet breakfast : 10€ per person / night

Room-service breakfast : 5€