The Auberge de la Ferme is first and foremost a family venture.
Jean and Elvire Boreux The history of the Auberge de la Ferme is inextricably linked to the history of the Boreux family of Rochehaut-sur-Semois.
They settled in this village when land expropriation for construction of the E411 motorway forced Michel’s parents, Elvire and Jean, to leave the farmlands they were renting near Transinne.
A advertisement led them to a modest farm in Rochehaut, where they settled with their four children. Tourist demand gradually transformed the farmhouse into a country gîte and then a farmhouse inn.
Michel studied hospitality in Bouillon, while his wife Patricia studied accountancy. They took on the development of the farm, which became the Auberge, bought some old stone cottages and created some bedrooms here, a few conference rooms there, excavated a wine cellar and vaults under the restaurant, opened an Ardennes Shop, the Taverne, a wildlife park, and an Agri-Musée. It is all these facilities that make the Auberge de la Ferme one of a kind.
Today, well supported by a cohesive team, they are paving the way for their three children, Eloïse, Arnaud and Jordan, who are already actively involved in the family business. They are following in the footsteps of Elvire, still very much part of the scene, and Jean, who departed to harvest under other skies in 2011.