My wife and I stayed one night in June at the Jeanne Maison d’Hôtes during a month-long visit in France. It was one of our very best experiences of the trip. We were warmly received by the owners, Brigitte and Pascal Monteil. The hotel is a red stone building with a 15th Century tower that leads up to several bedrooms. Ours was large and comfortable, spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated (as is the whole house). The bathroom was modern and efficient. There was Wifi in the room. The house is in Collonges la Rouge, one of the prettiest villages in France, a red stone wonderland set in a green and bucolic French countryside. We had dinner with Brigitte and Pascal, along with a French couple who were also staying here celebrating an anniversary. It was one of the most memorable evenings of our trip. Pascal is a natural host – interesting, witty and occasionally provocative. Brigitte has all the charm, humor and style that I have come to associate with French women, in addition to being an excellent cook. We had olive tapenade and eggplant dip for appetizers, followed by a mushroom and egg salad (she had picked the mushrooms herself) and then roast duck with mashed celery root. It was incredibly good! We washed it down with rather a lot of Bezet red wine followed by a strange, unlabeled yellow liqueur that Pascal brought up from the cellar and that was as good as it was strong. The other couple spoke no English but we caught some of the French, and Brigitte and Pascal (who speak English well) translated much of the rest. It was an animated evening with non-stop conversation and a lot of laughter, and it seemed like we had been invited into some intimate family celebration. The cost (room, dinner and breakfast) was 160 Euros and it was worth every penny. Thank you Brigitte and Pascal! Next time we'll stay a month.