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42 Rue Victor Hugo is managed by Peter, the Owner.
105 - 225/night
Suitable for 2-4 people

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42 Rue Victor Hugo - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Peter: “It isn’t so much a dinner in our home, we try to celebrate the food and wine of the region with our guests.”
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— How does a British couple end up running a ‘hotel particulier’ in the south of France?

Peter: “It was more of an accident. We bought 42 Rue Victor Hugo a few years back as a holiday home and over time, when we renovated the place, we were thinking how we could make better use of it. It was not even planned that we would live here all the time.

We wanted to create a place that is exceptional, with beautiful 18th century features and contemporary interior design, much attention to detail, with all the luxuries and comfort of a small boutique hotel while also having your private area as in a regular holiday home. It is sort of a hybrid between a boutique hotel and a holiday home.”
42 Rue Victor Hugo - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— 42 Rue Victor Hugo

— Is there anything that you miss about your previous life?

Peter: “There isn’t a whole lot that I miss. We wanted to have a change in lifestyle. And while we probably work the same hours here, it is our own business and that is giving us a lot of pleasure.”
Fireplace Apartment Suite - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Fireplace Apartment Suite

— Who is responsible for the interior design at 42 Rue Victor Hugo?

Peter: “My wife is a designer and she is in charge of the interior and the design — the combination of the beautiful 18th century features and the contemporary furniture.

My background is in finance but I have worked in the advertising and media industries, so there is an affinity to design as well. I am more the hands-on guy, running the business, taking care of the day-to-day. We are actually complementing each other perfectly.”
 - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France

— What would you describe to be the essence of 42 Rue Victor Hugo?

Peter: “We really wanted to create a place that is sort of a hybrid between a boutique hotel and a normal holiday home. We offer many of the services a small hotel offers. For example a concierge service, catering and the luxury and comfort you would not neccessarily expect in a regular holiday home, while at the same time having the benefit of privacy and feeling home away from home.”
Dining area  Masters - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Dining area Masters

— You invite your guests to your home for dinner. Where is your passion for cooking coming from?

Peter: “I have had a passion for cooking for many many years. I have enjoyed cooking for as long as I remember. On the night our guests arrive we usually serve some canapés and cocktails and we also offer a gourmet dinner as part of a package. It isn’t so much a dinner in our home, we try to celebrate the food and wine of the region with our guests. I think this is really interesting as different guests from different parts of the world sit together enjoying the food and they usually find out that they have many things in common. We have conversations about Carcassone, the region, France, the food and wine etc. And they don’t have a long way home, just two yards and they are back in their own apartment.”
Living area Masters - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Living area Masters

— What memories would you like your guests to have after they have left?

Peter: “We would want them to tell all their friends about the relaxed and enjoyable time that they have had with us at 42 Rue Victor Hugo, and in Carcassonne. That there is plenty to see and do just around the corner, that we made their stay as pleasant as possible, helped them where we could and that they felt like at home.”
 - 42 Rue Victor Hugo, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
 
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