Annie and Xavier left the busy
big city, Paris, to move to the French region of Ardèche.
Instead of sitting in an office, they run a bed and breakfast.
They bought a run down couradou
(old farmhouse) which they restored with great care and added a swimming pool. They
scouted for antique furniture - and here you can see the results.
Now, the word bed and breakfast is
very misleading, in this case. As you can see from the pictures, the bedrooms are splendid
(can you think of anything better for a romantic holiday or just a weekend?).
The dining room.
The surprise comes if you join
the "table d'hôte".
You have to ask in advance (you can't join dinner as you go up to your bedroom, lured by
the smells and sig