Le Moulin Brégeon is a 19th century water mill in the Loire Valley transformed into an elegant retreat. Five luxury suites await you, beautifully appointed with the fine art and antique furniture of the country.
A short distance south and west of Paris, the Loire Valley is one of France’s best-kept secrets. Fill your days here with cooking classes, learning the cuisine de terroir. Explore the fine wine caves and vineyards of the Loire. Discover hidden treasures in the local brocantes and antique shops. In the evenings, dine by candlelight next to a roaring fireplace in the winter, or al fresco beneath the stars. We serve gourmet French meals, created by our chef specifically for you with vegetables from our organic gardens and game from local farms and streams.
The sturdy stone walls of Le Moulin Bregeon encases a paddle wheel that was constructed in the 14th century over a small river called Lathan. The Lathan River cursed through the stone walls and, with its natural force, turned a great paddle wheel that rotated both giant and small gears, stimulating the hefty stone into grinding wheat to make flower for bread. It is a symbol of human ingenuity working with nature. Starting at the end of the 18th century, the building was renovated and gifted a façade of red bricks and creamy limestone, inspired by Marie Antoinette’s water mill at Versailles. The French have had a long love affair with nature and the countryside. Historians tell us that when Mary Antoinette built her water mill with its river and vegetable gardens, she wanted a place to vacate that exuded this feeling. When Le Moulin Bregeon was transformed into a place to stay, every effort was made to ensure that the interior and exterior of the building would preserve this very special feeling while providing the comfortable amenities of contemporary life. The river Lathan still courses through the walls of the mill today, bringing nature inside the building itself. The walls of the building were delicately repaired to ensure that the harmonious relationship between the built world and the surrounding bucolic nature remain as one. Our guests are able to experience the authentic French countryside, by sleeping in the original French linens, by dining on the best of French cuisine prepared with our organic home-grown vegetables, and by residing alongside the beautifully preserved antique furniture that populates Le Moulin Bregeon.
Le Moulin Brégeon, 49490 Linières Bouton, France
Tel: +33 2 41 82 30 54