— Please tell us a bit about the history of Le Moulin Brégeon.
— Le Moulin Brégeon
— Why did you buy a property in a relatively remote location and transform it into a small B&B?
I renovated the mill because I recognized it was a place where people could have a pure aesthetic experience of French country life. I bought it in 1992 and was happy when UNESCO designated the region a World Heritage site in 2000.
The interior of Le Moulin Brégeon is decorated exclusively with French antiques and art, many pieces of which are from the 18th or 19th century. I have personally rescued almost all of the furniture from local markets, antique fairs, and private sellers. Some pieces that were slightly damaged have been expertly repaired by a close friend who is a master craftsman of Compagnon, one of the oldest medieval craft guilds in Europe.”
— What is your philosophy at the Bed and Breakfast?
A hotel or Bed and Breakfast should be both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. We renovated the mill with a consciousness about the necessity to provide a living space that was completely French and makes our guests feel a sense of place and soul.
We take complete care of them from A to Z. Our complete holiday retreat package is a bespoke experience unlike any other in France. From the moment guests arrive to our parting farewells, our staff make their stay one of a kind by suiting the touring, cooking courses, and dinners to their taste.
We don’t just go to major tourist attractions but introduce them to locals and farms where they can engage with a cultural experience outside of anything they would be able to find on their own. We use our 20 years of experience to give them special access to hidden antique fairs, private village festivals and works of architecture.”
— Please tell us a bit more about the holiday packages you offer.
— Le Moulin Brégeon conservatory
— Please tell us a bit about the facilities and amenities at the B&B.
Our twelve hectares of land allow quiet walks through fields of wildflowers or the nearby forest. The privacy we have from our neighbors makes our many outdoor spaces perfect for yoga or meditation groups.
We also own separate facilities, including a wine bar, in a village one kilometer away for indoor events.”
— To you personally, what is so special about the your Bed and Breakfast?