Le Moulin Brégeon is a 19th century water mill in the Loire Valley which has been elegantly transformed into a comfortable retreat. Five luxury suites await discerning guests, beautifully appointed with fine art and French antique furniture.
Just two hours south and west of Paris, the Loire Valley is a lush, fertile region with some of France’s best-kept secrets. Join our private tours of some of the most magnificent chateaux in the Garden of France. Enrol into the popular cooking classes and learn about the cuisine de terroir. Explore the wine caves and vineyards of the Loire, and taste some of region’s finest wines. Stroll through the beautiful towns and villages and discover true treasures from the local brocantes and antique shops. In the evenings, dine al fresco beneath the stars or, in winter, by candlelight next to a roaring fire. We serve gourmet French meals, created for you by our chef using fresh vegetables from our organic gardens and produce from local farms and streams.
The sturdy stone walls of Le Moulin Bregeon encase a paddle wheel that was constructed in the 14th century over the river Lathan, a small tributary of the Loire. With its natural force the Lathan turned a great paddle wheel that rotated both giant and small gears, setting the hefty stone into motion, grinding wheat to make flour for bread. It is a symbol of human ingenuity in true harmony with nature. At the end of the 18th century, the building was reconstructed and given a façade of red bricks and creamy limestone, inspired by Marie Antoinette’s water mill at Versailles. The French have a long-lasting love affair with nature and the countryside, and historians record that when Mary Antoinette commissioned the building of her water mill, with its river and vegetable gardens, she strove to achieve a simple atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. When Le Moulin Bregeon was refurbished and transformed into an inn, every effort was made to ensure that the building’s interior and exterior would once again transmit this remarkable sense of tranquillity, while providing the comfortable amenities of contemporary life. The river Lathan still flows beneath the walls of the mill today, as if to bring nature inside the building itself. The walls have been restored in such a way as to reestablish the harmonious relationship between the built world and its bucolic setting. Our guests make their journey to Le Moulin Bregeon to experience and enjoy the authentic French countryside, sleeping in original French linens, dining on the best of French cuisine prepared with our organic home-grown vegetables, and residing in suites furnished with beautifully preserved antiques.
Le Moulin Brégeon, 49490 Linières Bouton, France
Tel: +33 2 41 82 30 54