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  • French Connections B&B featured in Telegraph online

    Journalist Ben Hatch and his family are touring France and reporting for the Telegraph online. Last week they stayed at L’Ancienne Vigneronne at Mailhac in Languedoc, which is featured in Ben’s latest report.

    Journalist Ben Hatch and his family are touring France and reporting for the Telegraph online travel pages. Last week they stayed at L’Ancienne Vigneronne at Mailhac in Languedoc, which is featured in Ben’s latest report.

    Caroline and Trevor Rodbard were hosts to the Hatches - Ben, Dinah and their two small children - at their 200 year old wine growers house, providing B&B and a home-cooked evening meal. They had some good stories to tell over dinner about the beautiful little hamlet that is now their home. Mailhac has become unexpectedly famous and its mayor something of a national hero after he stood as a French presidential candidate on a platform of preserving rural traditions.

    Under the heading ‘Don’t miss’, Ben Hatch mentions the Mailhac mayor’s fame in his report, as well as the beauty of the evening light. He and Dinah are also working on a guide book to France for Frommer’s, the well known US travel publisher.

    L’Ancienne Vigneronne is property ID 102236

  • The Telegraph magazine chooses French Connections

    Last Saturday the Telegraph newspaper's magazine published its annual travel issue, with major features by top writers reporting from around the world - and one of them was about a family cycling holiday at our gorgeous Les Bernaches villa on the Ile de Re. Close to La Rochelle, the island has become seriously glamorous in an understated sort of way and is now  popular with celebrities like Jonny Depp, Gerard Depardieu and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Charles Aznavour once wrote a song about its forest.