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We regularly post blog items to our news blog and Facebook Pages.

We post about our voyages, fairs we attend and general news about the website or guide.

Think happy, be happy!
Think happy, be happy!
10/04/2017 -

Our B&B "Un matin dans les bois" is organising a wonderful weekend from Friday 19/05/2017 to Sunday 21/05/2017 with the focus on recreation, relaxation and energy. This will be supervised by three specialists.

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Start spring with strength
Start spring with strength
25/02/2017 -

From Friday evening 10 march to Sunday afternoon 12 march 2017, our B&B “La Maison d’Hector” organises a “Relaxation and well-being” weekend​, themed 'Sophrology & Yoga". Energise and cleanse the body and mind at the end of the winter, to enter spring with strength.

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Here are the winners!
Here are the winners!
06/02/2017 -

Thank you to everyone who took part, and thanks for all the wonderful and highly original responses! The winners were chosen by drawing lots.

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Win a night’s stay for two!
Win a night’s stay for two!
23/01/2017 -

Win a night for two in one of our distinctive, specially selected guest rooms! We have three nights in three different countries up for grabs.

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“Birds in springtime” themed weekend
“Birds in springtime” themed weekend
19/01/2017 -

Our B&B “un matin dans les bois” regularly organises engaging themed weekends.

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New year, new start!
New year, new start!
16/01/2017 -

For a number of you, but certainly for us. We are taking this fantastic project over from Danielle. We have a great deal of respect for the work she has done, and want to use our knowledge of the internet and our young outlook to breathe fresh life into it.

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Our Latest discoveries in France and Belgium
Our Latest discoveries in France and Belgium
18/07/2016 -

We have added some really beautiful new addresses in Poitou Charente, Aquitaine and Belgium.

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Some really beautiful new addresses in France
Some really beautiful new addresses in France
25/05/2016 -

We have added some really beautiful new addresses, in Burgundy, the Ardèche, the Cévennes, the Drôme, the Lubéron and Aquitaine to our website.

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Two lovely establishments in Paris
Two lovely establishments in Paris
31/03/2016 -

The arrival of the Spring sunshine marks the start of our 2016 programme of research trips to B&Bs, and we will share our discoveries with you.

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The 2016 ‘’Charming Bed & Breakfasts’’ guidebook has just been published!
The 2016 ‘’Charming Bed & Breakfasts’’ guidebook has just been published!
25/01/2016 -

The guidebook has 276 pages and includes around 250 descriptions of Bed & Breakfasts, small hotels and holiday homes in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. You can order your copy via our website www.maisondhote.com or by email from edition@octogone.com. We will despatch it to you as soon as possible.

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Best wishes for 2016!
Best wishes for 2016!
17/12/2015 -

All our best wishes for 2016!

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Special offer : 50% on the guidebook “Charming Bed & Breakfasts’’
Special offer : 50% on the guidebook “Charming Bed & Breakfasts’’
17/09/2015 -

Buy your copy of the printed guidebook to “Charming Bed & Breakfasts” at 50% off the retail price (€11 instead of €22, including VAT but excluding postage) on the website www.bedbreakfast.be or www.octogone.com

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Our ‘’Latest Discoveries’’ in France
Our ‘’Latest Discoveries’’ in France
06/08/2015 -

On our recent tour of Normandy and Brittany in France we discovered some beautiful new establishments

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Our latest discoveries in Belgium and France
Our latest discoveries in Belgium and France
15/06/2015 -

Our recent tours in Belgium and France included visits to some beautiful new B&Bs that you will find in the “Latest Discoveries” section of our website.

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World Tourism Fair in Paris
World Tourism Fair in Paris
31/03/2015 -

Mission accomplished at the B&B Village at the World Tourism Fair in Paris, from 19 to 22 March 2015.

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Tourism Exhibition and B&B Village in Paris: invitations!
Tourism Exhibition and B&B Village in Paris: invitations!
03/03/2015 -

We will be present at the next World Tourism Exhibition & B&B Village which will be held at the Porte de Versailles in Paris from 19 to 22 March 2013 (www.salons-du-tourisme.com).

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Great success at the Brussels Holiday Fair!
Great success at the Brussels Holiday Fair!
12/02/2015 -

From our 200 B&Bs in France, 18 chose to be represented by their owners on our new, specially designed Charming B&B stand in the France hall.

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Brussels Holiday Fair 2015  (5 - 9 February 2015)
Brussels Holiday Fair 2015 (5 - 9 February 2015)
09/01/2015 -

This year we have a beautiful, collective stand under the banner of “Charming Bed & Breakfasts” at the Brussels Holiday Fair from 5 to 9 February.

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Have a look at the new version of our website
Have a look at the new version of our website
19/12/2014 -

We have redesigned the website to give it a more contemporary and user-friendly look and feel, and to make it work more efficiently. We have improved the address search facility (now you can search by map location, country or region, theme, category or key word). We have devoted more space to photos and to the most visited sections (Last-minute offers, Latest discoveries, Special favourites, etc.).

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In the mountains
In the mountains
26/11/2014 -

Did you know that we also list Chaming B&Bs in the mountains that are ideal for winter breaks? They are located in some of the most beautiful regions of France, including Savoy and the Southern Alps. They are ideal bases from which to go snow-shoe walking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or sleigh-riding.

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Our latest discoveries in Normandy
Our latest discoveries in Normandy
29/10/2014 -

Our last tour of France before the winter took us to Normandy, where we revisited some B&Bs and explored some new, top-quality B&Bs and holiday homes.

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Looking East
Looking East
08/09/2014 -

The advent of autumn leads us inevitably to look East to Alsace, the Vosges, the Jura and Savoie: forests, hills and mountains, lakes and rivers. And vineyards, where the vines turn lovely shades of gold in September.

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Corsica
Corsica
23/07/2014 -

Following several requests, we travelled to Corsica this summer to look for Charming B&Bs as we travelled from North to South. Corsica has many mountains which extend to the coast where they end in superb beaches with white sand and turquoise water. There are also some beautiful villages on the mountainsides with lovely buildings, including pretty Baroque churches.

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Our most recent discoveries in the Auvergne
Our most recent discoveries in the Auvergne
30/05/2014 -

We visited the Auvergne among other regions during our most recent tour of visits to new B&Bs. The Auvergne is a region that we wanted to get to know better and where we were on the lookout for new Charming B&Bs.

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Unusual types of accommodation
Unusual types of accommodation
16/04/2014 -

Discover our unusual types of accommodation, including log cabins, Hobbit houses, yurts, Romany caravans, barges … all unusual types of accommodation as close as possible to nature among our charming B&Bs, country houses (gites) and small hotels in Belgium, France, the Netherlands

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Discover our new addresses in the South of Tunisia
Discover our new addresses in the South of Tunisia
27/03/2014 -

Discover our new addresses in Djerba and the South of Tunisia. A journey where you will encounter beautiful traditional-style houses, welcoming hosts and delicious local gastronomy. The small towns of the South, the Chott El Jerid and the mountain oases are waiting for you to discover them.

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Free entry tickets for the “Mondial du Tourisme” in Paris!
Free entry tickets for the “Mondial du Tourisme” in Paris!
25/02/2014 -

Planning your holidays for 2014? Then come and visit the “Mondial du Tourisme” travel fair in Paris. It will take place from 20 to 23 March at the Porte de Versailles (see www.salonmondialdutourisme.com for details in English, French & Spanish).

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Tourism Exhibition ‘Vert, Bleu, Soleil’ : invitations !
Tourism Exhibition ‘Vert, Bleu, Soleil’ : invitations !
31/01/2014 -

We will be present at the next Tourism Exhibition ‘Vert, Bleu, Soleil’ which will be held at Halles des Foires in Liège from 13 to 16 februari 2014. Our stand will be N° 40, Halle 1/Allée H/I where we will present our 350 B&Bs, holiday homes and small hotels.

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Tourism Exhibition in Antwerp: invitations!
Tourism Exhibition in Antwerp: invitations!
16/01/2014 -

We will be present at the next Vakantiesalon Vlaanderen & B&B Expo which will be held at Antwerp Expo, Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerpen from 23 to 27 januari 2014. Our stand will be 1204 Hall 1 where we will present our 350 B&Bs, holiday homes and small hotels.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
20/12/2013 -

We wish you a happy holiday season and wonderful discoveries of guesthouses in 2014!

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Good News !
Good News !
03/12/2013 -

Books were recently voted the second most popular gift to give or receive this Christmas by the readers of the Belgian daily newspaper “La Libre Belgique”. This is good news for books and for you!

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Fancy a weekend break in this rainy autumn?
Fancy a weekend break in this rainy autumn?
08/11/2013 -

How about a stay in Alsace, Champagne or Burgundy, or some bracing sea air on the Channel’s Opal Coast, the Somme estuary or the Normandy beaches, or a weekend citybreak in Brussels, Paris or Amsterdam, or perhaps some sunshine and warmth in Aquitaine, Provence, the Côte d’Azur or Tunisia?

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As the Autumn half-term school holidays begin
As the Autumn half-term school holidays begin
26/10/2013 -

As the Autumn half-term school holidays begin, we invite you to have a look at our Latest Discoveries, Special Favourites and Last Minute Offers on the homepage of our website www.maisondhote.com.

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Grape harvest in Champagne and Alsace
Grape harvest in Champagne and Alsace
26/09/2013 -

It’s grape harvest time, so why not make the most of it by taking a short break in the Champagne or Alsace regions of France, staying in one of our Charming B&Bs? Some of them have their own vineyards, others are surrounded by vineyards and other offer wine-tastings.

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Our Latest Discoveries in Belgium
Our Latest Discoveries in Belgium
22/08/2013 -

We have also made some delightful discoveries in Belgium (B&B, country house, small hotel) in the Ardennes, inland from the coast, in Brussels and in Liège. Take a look at the “Latest Discoveries” section on our homepage www.maisondhote.com and let yourself be tempted by a lovely autumn weekend break.

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Our latest discoveries in France
Our latest discoveries in France
24/07/2013 -

Our last round of visits in France covered Burgundy, the Massif Central, the Midi-Pyrenees, Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes and we covered some 4,700km. We discovered some beautiful new addresses (B&Bs, small hotels and country houses) and re-visited others.

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Tour of B&Bs in Drôme and Provence
Tour of B&Bs in Drôme and Provence
21/06/2013 -

We are continuing our tours visiting and revisiting B&Bs in the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions of France. Have a look at the “Latest Discoveries” section on the homepage of our website www.maisondhote.com. Our next tours will take us to the Burgundy, Auvergne and Aquitaine regions.

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Discover our new Charming B&Bs
Discover our new Charming B&Bs
27/05/2013 -

We have recently visited some beautiful new B&Bs in Belgium, particularly in Flanders, Limburg and Brabant. Please don't hesitate to have a look at the "Latest Discoveries" section on our homepage www.maisondhote.com and make your choice for a short break over a weekend to come.

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Discover our new B&Bs in the Normandy!
Discover our new B&Bs in the Normandy!
25/04/2013 -

We have made the most of the first few days of warm weather to visit some new B&Bs in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardyand Normandy. Have a look at the "Latest Discoveries" section on our homepage and why not book a short break over one of the bank holiday weekends coming up?

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Guide 'Maisons d'hôtes de caractère': 50% !
Guide 'Maisons d'hôtes de caractère': 50% !
26/03/2013 -

We offer the edition 2012/2013 of the Guide Maisons d'hôtes de caractère to 50% of the price (€ 10.75 VAT incl). You can order it via the homepage of our website.

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Tourism Exhibition and B&B Village in Paris
Tourism Exhibition and B&B Village in Paris
01/03/2013 -

We will be present at the next World Tourism Exhibition & B&B Village which will be held at the Porte de Versailles in Paris from 21 to 24 March 2013 (www.lemondeaparis.com). Our stand will be n°D08 where we will present our 350 B&Bs, holiday homes and small hotels.

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Tourism Fair & B&B villages in Lyon
Tourism Fair & B&B villages in Lyon
28/01/2013 -

In 2013, as in every year, we will be present at several Tourism Fairs & B&B villages to promote our “Charming B&Bs”. We will have a stand at Lille from 25 to 27 January, at Lyon from 15 to 17 February and at Paris from 21 to 24 March 2013. We would love to meet you at our stand, so please don’t hesitate to ask us for a free admission voucher.

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What’s new?
What’s new?
05/10/2012 -

Discover our new, improved website which is more attractive and dynamic and try its new functions, such as searches by country and region (plus detailed maps), by theme (wellbeing, gastronomy, parks and gardens, nature reserves and national parks, art galleries and interior design, local produce, near water, castles and cities).

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