TV star Richard Hammond and his wife were gassed before being deprived in their holiday villa in the south of France.
The host of Amazon Prime's popular show, the Grand Tour, and his wife Mindy, were floored by sedation gas before a team of robbers stole them and their 15 guests, all of whom stayed in a villa in San Tropez.
Mindy, 53, revealed that she woke up as a team of burglars who put money and jewelry on fire.
The Express columnist described it as a "horror story" and revealed: "I went downstairs and down the hall." The door to the living room was closed but I heard a man's voice behind the door.
"I thought it was another couple that stayed up and went back to bed.
"Actually, it was the burglars."
She said that the robbers searched the rooms of all their 15 guests.
She added: "" That just makes my blood cold. I could have easily walked in and it could have been unpleasant. & # 39;
The daughter of the couple, Willow, 15, realized that her watch was missing the day after the robbery.
Guests of the villa, who had enjoyed a cocktail party in the style of the 1920s the night before, also discovered that there was no money in their handbags.
The former Top Gear host, 48, slept through the gruesome ordeal.
Gas attacks have been reported in the holiday region, which attracts rich and famous vacationers.
Ex-Formula 1 supremo Jensen Button was one of the victims.
Mindy added: "You have to have a certain amount of confidence to do that and be quite happy that people do not wake up.
"That morning I slept until eight o'clock, I did not even wake up with Richard's snoring! No one woke up.
"It turned out that they also broke into the neighboring building in the same night."
The robbers also set the same villas on the same night.
They were caught on CCTV and were arrested by the police within 48 hours of the burglary last month.
Last year, Hammond was in a massive crash that left him with a broken leg after he lost control and turned his supercar during the filming of the second season of The Grand Tour.
Hammond told News Corp Australia how he had flown from the scene to the hospital after the gruesome crash and said he had called Mindy to tell her that he had been injured.
"I borrowed a phone before I was flown, I did not want her to see it on the internet," he recalled.
"She does more than most and she was reassured, accidents happen, but I'm now driving back and for my two teenage girls daddy's cab is back in use."
Parts of this story were originally published by The Sun and have been republished with permission.