Hope springs eternal at the Maison Bellachonne!

Spring is taking a long time to appear this year – and with Easter just two weeks’ away – everyone’s hoping for a rapid change to this bitterly cold spell which seems to have swept all over the UK and Europe. And with the Euro crisis continuing (this time in Cyprus!) – have noticed that our guests are leaving it to the last minute to book.  I guess the hospitality business is a good indicator of the economic climate – the French nervous of just what Monsieur Hollande has up his economic sleeve – plus des impots, that’s for sure […] Read more »

Pas de pain, pas de vin!

It’s New Year resolution time at the Maison Bellachonne – and over the last three years I’ve come to realise that two of the best things about living in France – for most people – are unfortunately two of the worst things – pour moi!    Sadly french baguettes and wine have become a weighty issue for me.  But what’s a femme charmante to do?  Every morning the aroma of fresh baguettes & croissants from our local boulangerie in the Rue Thiers wafts through the Maison B.  And, of course, the French guests, are very disciplined & only take a […] Read more »