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Christmas related.

Les Gorges de Pennafort

Les Gorges de Pennafort

On the first advent Sunday we had the pleasure of eating at Gorges du Pennafort. It is not far from Bargemon and in the most beautiful surroundings. We got 11 fine dishes with everything the heart could ask for served with a fine wine from Languedoc-Roussillon. It was a good way to get into the Christmas month. 

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Merci Nutia and Laurent.

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Thank You.

2017 has been a good year in many ways, viewed from our perspective. We have experienced more than normal. Have travelled the world. Both Cambodia, Vietnam, Hawaii and Florida. And have enjoyed following and being with our lovely family both in Copenhagen and France. It is a privilege - not all astonished. We are very grateful.

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Above this, and it is a further precedent, to welcome many guests at Muller's Bed & Breakfast. Now that we approach an end of the year, we would like to thank everyone, our guests, our friends and acquaintances, and not least our family.

Appreciation and self-love are the most important aspects you could ever nurture. Appreciation of others and the appreciation of yourself are the closest vibrational matches to Source Energy of anything we have ever witnessed anywhere in this Universe.
— Abraham-Hicks

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy, peaceful, and a happy 2018.

Lene and Reinhard

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New look on our website and a new logo.

New and easy website for Muller's Bed&Breakfast is ready to be published. The functionality is almost the same as before, but with new great pictures and text.

New, on the other hand, is a direct booking - click on the BOOK NOW button and go directly to availability search and reservation of either Master Room or IBIS Room.

We also got a new logo.

Hope you like what you see. Please give us a feed back. Thank you in advance. 

Keep smiling

MullersBedandBreakfast.com

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Have your own picnic in the Gorges du Verdon.

News from Mullers Bed&Breakfast - Guided Tour

  • Nature Experience
  • Picnic for 2 +
  • Transportation (or in own car +2)
  • English, Scandinavian, German, French speaking
  • The tour lasts approximate 7 hours
  • € 75 per person

What we'll do

Explore the beautiful Gorges du Verdon. After homemade breakfast at Mullers Bed&Breakfast in Bargemon, we'll explore the beautiful scenery of the Gorges du Verdon. We'll drive about 45 minutes to our first stop were the riverstreams meet. Have picnic lunch and watch the vultures. Breathtaking view over the Gorges and Lac de Sainte-Croix. A lovely stroll and coffee in Moustiers Sainte-Marie and if time is enough for a swim in the cleanest lake.

What we'll provide

  • Guided Tour
  • Transport from Bargemon to the Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Lac de Sainte-Croix and back to Bargemon.
  • Light snack, picnic, water, wine/beer, coffee

Notes

  • Bring walking shoes, swimwear, sun creme and sun glasses.

 

 

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From Nice to Nice. Around the world in 30 days.

During the Airbnb Open 2015 in Paris, Lene and Reinhard Muller participated in a competition. In the spring of 2016 they got a phone call from Airbnb, that they had won the 1. prize,  a trip around the world.

Here we are on Miami Beach. The final destination.

Here we are on Miami Beach. The final destination.

The trip started on January 2, 2017. We found out where to go and how long it should last. So during 2016 the trip was arranged with great help from Anne Mueller, Airbnb - also by Frederica Comoglio and Linda Demirhan, Skyteam and last but not least Leonard Dijkstra from Schipol Travel. 1 month was set aside for the trip. It could have lasted longer, but the work at home submitted its limitations. January was chosen as the most appropriate to go. And we choose sunny/warm destinations, less kilos of luggage!

Tour around the world.

Tour around the world.

It was the first time that Lene would travel around the world. And the first time that both should visit Cambodia and Vietnam. I was looking forward to show Hawaii to Lene. And we both were looking forward to meet our boys, Maximilian and Moritz in Miami. 

Tour highlights were scrutinized in books and on the web. Among other things, the Khmer Rouge's ravages in Cambodia in the 80s. Angkor Wat's amazing story. Meeting with Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and visit the Mekong Delta. See Hawaii with the volcanoes on the Big Island as a major theme. And finish with Miami Beach, Key West and the Everglades.

The greatest experience on the trip.

The 16.1.2017 early morning, we flew from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam via Seoul, Korea to Honolulu, Hawaii. We landed early morning on the 16.1.2017 in Honolulu. To experience 2 Mondays in a row was quite an experience. But it happens because you cross the date line in the Pacific. And as our flight had the direction from Korea against Hawaii, we got 1 more new day given. Absolutely fantastic. A good day to meet Hawaii.

We did not know much about Hawaii Big Island and had planned to investigate the area on the east side, where the city of Hilo is located. Hilo is one of the oldest towns on the Island - and with old well-maintained buildings.

We did not know much about Hawaii Big Island and had planned to investigate the area on the east side, where the city of Hilo is located. Hilo is one of the oldest towns on the Island - and with old well-maintained buildings.

We stayed in Pepeekeo. A beautiful area close to the Pacific Ocean and only a few miles to Hilo. The first morning, we drove few minutes, close to Hawaii Botanical Garden, where we parked the car - and entered the path that led us to the ocean. We went through the most lush landscape, we had ever seen. We could hear the ocean roar and we came to a clearing, where the Pacific revealed it self. 

Paradise.

Paradise.

The great nature experience continued wherever you were. We went to the volcano crater Halema'uma'ns. What forces are unleashed. Sending lava to the surface - and overturning lava over the island. And see how everything grows on top of the burnt soil, which contains so many minerals (nutritions) together with the humid climate allows the growth potential beyond the ordinary. A paradise on earth with all types of plants, flowers and fruits.

Akaka Falls and the Pacific Ocean.

Everything is green and greener than usual. And the entire eastern side of the Big Island is covered by lush land. Plantation after plantation. What glory. Bananas, coconuts, pineapples, mangos, papayas, coffee and macadamia nuts. In addition, vegetables in all variations.

We met nice people everywhere. Helpful, friendly, Hawaiian and as newcomers - everyone was incredible open and willing to talk about the island. Many we met at the local market in Kalapana. Large hippiemarket with food, drink and dancing. New born again. Love Hawaii.

The biggest surprise on the trip.

We did not believe our own eyes when we landed in Ho Chi Minh City. We could see the city was huge while on our way down to put the landing wheels on ground.. But when we first got our feet on settled and drove from the airport to the city center, we got a shock. We had seen pictures and videos of the old Saigon and probably also of new Ho Chi Minh City, but it was still the old Indochina charming city we had in mind. Of course there were towers and lot of cars, but to imagine a city with 13 million people - where about 10 million of them sat on a motorcycle, a scooter or a moped together with tons of cars, then you have to kick your self somewhere. It was more than wild. It took our breath away and we had some difficulty to take it in again, the air and sound pollution was maximum, when you live in small mountain village like ours.

Normal day in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

Normal day in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

On the other hand, we met nice people who are incredibly diligent in their everyday lives. A young guy, who first had a normal 8-hour working day as an engineer and then drove UBER for the next 8 hours. Every day. But he was happy, saved up for his future child that was coming soon. Full speed on this city 24/7.

Ho Chi Minh City view.

Ho Chi Minh City view.

Here we felt at home.

Our home in Bargemon, Provence is very nice. But should we choose a place on this trip, where we could see ourselves in a daily work - it should be in the Miami area. Miami Beach (some of the places) is very nice.

Our daily meeting point - LF Café Miami Beach. Moritz, Lene and Maximilian.

Our daily meeting point - LF Café Miami Beach. Moritz, Lene and Maximilian.

In Miami Beach we had our daily visit at LF Café (breakfast/lunch/dinner place), owned by a French family. Their way of living reminded a bit about ours - super quality, professional service and double-bags mentality - always let your guest feel welcome. We really love that place.

Ocean Drive, Miami South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami South Beach

And of course the nice temperatures the year around - the good ingredients within reach, the beautiful beach (only 3 blogs away from where we stayed) - and an attractive quality of life in many ways - and also the beautiful art deco architecture you see on the South Beach.

Wynwood

Wynwood

in Wynwood, new neighborhood with artistic and cultural values. Before an old quarter where the different buildings have been converted into art galleries, art stalls, restaurants and cafes as well as a great visual face via pop art on all fronts. Very interesting - not far from downtown or Miami Beach.

From host to guest.

Mostly we stayed via Airbnb. In Can Tho, close to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, we had arranged us with Nugyen Thai. He is a fascinating personality and host - has built 6 small but nice apartments near to the city center. Incredibly helpful, and great to receive his kindness and to feel at ease. He lent us bicycles and was even the front-runner in traffic. Showed places we never would have found on our own.

Can Tho first impression. 

Can Tho first impression. 

In Hawaii, we had 2 different hosts. One an B&B and the other a small apartment. The description of the B&B was as we expected, but unfortunately, we were told when we arrived, to share the only bathroom with some other guests. We always choose a place where, we have a our own private bathroom and toilet. However, we managed! But it is very important to expect what you have payed for.

Airbnb homes in Miami Beach, Kono and Hilo.

Airbnb homes in Miami Beach, Kono and Hilo.

The second place, Kono, Hawaii Big Island - a small beautiful situated apartment with covered balcony. We have never seen a place that was so brilliant - all in the description 100% - it is what we think superhost stands for.

In Miami Beach, we had a lovely apartment located very central to shopping, restaurants and beach. However, the apartment was not quite designed for 4 people (our twin boys came from Copenhagen and joined us in the last week) and the convertible sofa was not intended for adult boys. But again, a sweet host immediately tried the best he could to change it.

Overall good experiences - however, we will point out that the clarity of some of the informations are not corresponding to the facts. It will be a good idea that the host describes the place as it is. It's annoying as a guest to arrive tired after a long journey and then find out that there are many shortcomings. Even though you have chosen to rent from a superhost.

How was the trip overall?

Now we have been home for some times and, we think almost every day of our amazing journey with gratitude and humility. The things we have seen and experienced can no one take from us. And we have already decided that we will take on a great journey as often as we can and hopefully every year.

Visiting the rivertown close to Siem Reap in Cambodia, where people live a harsh daily life. The term well-being does not exist. There are very poor conditions. Those who have a bit are poor fishermen, who might feed their family. Orphans we met, live in small buildings by the river. They receive little education in the same room were they eat and sleep. Their meals was rice donated from people like us. The river was used for washing dishes, clothes, but also as a bath and toilet.

Siem Reap rivertown.

Siem Reap rivertown.

But when you look at the kids, they were happy and cheerful. It was almost unbearable to watch and to think that the future does not look bright for them. An eye-opener and how important it is that help comes directly to them. When asking what the government is doing about it, no clear answer - all are left to themselves.

Hí A Trúdng, Can Tho, Vietnam

Hí A Trúdng, Can Tho, Vietnam

We met nice people who also opened the eyes and ears to us. Our guide at the Floating Market in Can Tho, Hí A Trúdng, told us about his quest to teach his friends and families in English - his helpfulness towards his own people was enormous. And we have agreed to keep each other informed and the opportunity to help.

We still work to address our memories, we have from this great trip. It will take some time and comes along the way. We are happy and grateful that this was possible.

Big thanks to all involved including our friends Elisabeth, Sven, Kirsten, Pou Erik and Tom who took care of our house and our lab Sille and cat Mimi.

From the great poet and author we finish or story

To Travel is to Live
— Hans Christian Andersen

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Metro Sverige skriver om Muller's B&B

De sålde sina pensioner – startade nytt liv i Frankrike

En liten fransk by uppe i Provences röda berg. Frisk luft. Sol 300 dagar om året, en halvtimme till Rivieran och 45 minuter till närmsta skidbacke.

– I bland får man nypa sig i armen. Ljuset är fantastiskt här, det gör mig mer optimistisk, säger Reinhard och pekar mot fönstret där eftermiddagssolen tittar in.

Sedan sexton år är Lene och Reinhard Müller bosatta i den sydfranska byn Bargemon.

Læs gerne mere

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Lene's Vin d'Orange

Vin d'orange a la Lene

Vin d'orange a la Lene

Hos Muller's Bed&Breakfast kan man smage hjemmebrygget vin d'orange. Der er brugt pommerans (bitre appelsiner), appelsiner, citroner, kanelstænger, brun sukker, rosé og vodka som har stået i 3 måneder og trukket - inden det filtreres og hældes på flasker. 

En fantastisk drik i varmen. Skål. Serveres med knust is.

 

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Slap dog af!

 

Afslappende feriedage kan anbefales. Det er dejligt at få opladet livs-batterierne og få energien tilbage. Det trænger vi alle til.

Muller's B&B terrasse  

Muller's B&B terrasse  

Lene og Reinhard Muller er gode til at skabe rammerne.  

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How smoking a goat cheese á la Christophe Dufau

It's almost 5 years ago we took this video how to smoke a goat cheese with wild herbs. But we thought it could be good to show it again. The restaurant Les Bacchanales is still famous with the owner and chef Christophe Dufau. The restaurant is placed in Vence, approx. 75 minutes from Bargemon.

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At rejse til Bargemon i Provence er at leve...

Det er dejligt at komme til Provence på næsten alle tidspunkter af året. Der er nok at tage fat på. Selvfølgelig er det forskel på hvad man prioriterer, men uanset om vælger vinter, forår, sommer eller efterår, har Provence alt det hjertet begærer.

Provence er et meget stort område som strækker sig fra Grasse området i øst til Rhone dalen i vest. Og vi begrænser os til det vi i daglig tale kalder Provence Côte d’Azur som er Rivieraen samt departementerne Var, Alpe-Maritime, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone og Vaucluse.

Der findes næppe meget smukkere landskab i hele Frankrig end Provence.

Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Mod nord Alperne med sneklædte tinder og med små bjerbbyer som lever helt deres eget liv. Dog undtagen de steder hvor den alpine sport har udbredt sig. Mod syd finder man det særegne Provence, hvor bjergene er knap så høje og i smukke grønne farver blandet med vinmarker, olivenlunde, lavendelmarker og frugtplantager.

Historisk set er der masser af velbevarede bygningsværker fra romertiden samt..... Og at der er godt vejr i Provence siger statistikken. Ca. 300 solskinsdage om året. Selvfølgelig regner det engang imellem. Og koldt kan det være når mistralen suser om hjørnerne. Gennemsnitstemperaturen om vinteren er ca. 7 grader inde i landet og 12-15 grader ved kysten. Om sommeren 28-35 grader og lidt mindre ved kysten.

Det er generelt mildt og solrigt om vinteren og hedt og regnfattigt om vinteren. Provence har tempereret klima og Côte d’Azur subtropisk klima.

Muller’s Bed&Breakfast findes i en lille by som hedder Bargemon omgivet af bjerge og med udsigt til Middelhavet som ligger ca. 30 km i sydlig retning. Godt og vel 1 times kørsel fra Nice lufthavn. Byen er nabo til Callas og Claviers. 

Den maleriske landsby Bargemon ligger 480 m over havet og kaldes "Perle du Var". Ikke langt fra havet ved Fréjus, Saint Raphael, Saint-Tropez og Cannes. I nærheden af e omkring liggende landsbyer Callas, Claviers, Seillans, Fayance og også Lac de Sainte-Croix, St. Cassien og Gorges du Verdon med lavendelmarker der forsyner Grasse parfume produktion.

I Bargemon finder du charmerende restauranter, smuk landsby arkitektur, fred og afslapning. Selv i højsæsonen er Bargemon balsamisk med bløde briser og lyden af e mange springvand.  Malere og forfattere har altid været tiltrukket af Bargemon. Og der er god lokal kunst og der er musikfestivaler hele året rundt. Place Philippe Chauvier har en kosmopolitisk atmosfære og at sidde på pladsen og se livet og travlheden i landsbyen sammen med en kop kaffe er lidt af åbenbaring.


 

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Where to find Michelin Restaurants in the Var?

Chez Bruno

Chez Bruno

Sometimes you would like to visit a Michelin Restaurant.

In the Var you can find them here: From the Provencepost blogspot http://theprovencepost.blogspot.fr/

LE VAR (DEPT. 83)

Les Arcs sur Agens -- Le Relais des Moines *

Bormes les Mimosa -- La Rastègue *

La Cadière d'Azur -- Hostellerie Bérard *

Callas  -- Hostellerie les Gorges de Pennafort *

Fayence  -- Le Castellaras*

Le Castellet – Monte Cristo at the Hotel du Castellet Christophe Bacquié **

La Celle -- Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle *

Draguignan -- Côté Rue *

Lorgues -- Bruno *

Poquerolles Island -- Le Mas du Langoustier *

Ramatuelle – La Voile (Hôtel La Réserve)*

Sainte Maxime -- La Badiane *

Saint Raphaël -- Archange *

Saint Tropez -- La Vague d'Or at Résidence de la Pinède ***

Saint Tropez -- Villa Belrose *

Tourtour -- Les Chênes Verts *

- See more at: http://theprovencepost.blogspot.fr/p/michelin-restaurants.html#sthash.38kQVCG2.dpuf

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Cascade de Sillans-la-Cascade

Short distance from Aups you'll find Sillans-la-Cascade - a beautiful place and since last summer, built a pavilion - magnificent views of the waterfall. Bring your swimsuits. 

Approx. 45 minutes from Bargemon.

Cascade de Sillans-la-Cascade

Cascade de Sillans-la-Cascade


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