Our French Connection

Peter and Kerry Hodges have a long association with all things French, and in 2008 made their dream of buying a small house in France a reality. In November of the same year, their small house in the rural village of Sigoulès, France became available for holiday rental.
Sigoulès is situated in the southwest region of France in the Dordogne and is easily accessible by plane, train or car. It is located 15km south west of the town of Bergerac, in an area where the food and wine is at its very best. Bergerac is serviced by a small international airport and train station, and thus is easily accessible from Paris or London.
In August/September each year, Peter and Kerry host their annual 2-week food, wine, language and relaxation tour of the Dordogne region, France. Accommodation is in a converted farmhouse surrounded by vineyards, in a small rural village close to the town of Bergerac.

Peter’s experience of teaching the French language is ‘formidable’! He has tutored many school and university students to obtain outstanding results. Peter also has a long association with teaching French through Alliance Française and U3A. He has worked as an interpreter for the 2000 Olympic Games, 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2008 World Youth Day. Currently Peter is undertaking work on his PhD thesis on translation theory and has just had works published.
Kerry has been chef at their 3 award winning Restaurants – Pigalle in Wollongong, Rebekka’s at Bright in Victoria, and currently Tillermans Restaurant in Tea Gardens on the NSW mid north coast/ Hunter Valley. She has taught many food classes and has trained over 14 apprentices across the past 20 years. Kerry is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts at Newcastle University where she is currently slowly majoring in the French language and linguistics.