Lionel and Veronique are the perfect hosts. For a solid week, my wife and I walked out the door of our suite to the breakfast room to find a large table set with a bowl of ripe fruit, a basket filled with warm pain au chocolat and croissant, a pitcher of fresh squeezed juice, and 3 or 4 dishes of preserves made by our host's mother. Moments after we were seated, Veronique entered with a smile and a friendly greeting along with a fresh pot of coffee. And breakfast was just one part of the day. Located in the small town of Octon, Cote Ruffe is nicely located less than an hour from the city of Montpellier, the magnificent Millau viaduct, and the Mediterranean. For activity that doesn't require driving, you can walk out the front door of Cote Ruffe and wander up any of several streets to paths that quickly take you up into the hills that surround the town. The room itself is spacious and beautifully decorated, and has its own bathroom. In the evening, we could enjoy the television room which also had a working fireplace and a self-serve espresso machine. The best part of our stay was getting to know Lionel and Veronique. Lionel speaks excellent English, while Veronique is learning, We enjoyed our conversations with them and were made to feel as if we were more than just guests. We hope to return soon.