Uzès and its charm, almost bewitching. It’s, according to me, a treasure a few kilometers from Pont du Gard and Cévennes, poised to steal the starring role of the village stars in Luberon. Albiousse, a well-kept secret. Not a bombastic plaque that aims to inform passing tourists. We enter stealthily in this 16th century mansion in which the Albiousse family, former notaries, lived for several generations. “We don’t have the impression of being the owners bur rather the
guardians of a place with the obligation to preserve it,” admits Gwilym, who was infatuated by this building in 2008. The happy owners had a restaurant before at the Marais in Paris. They dropped everything for this charming little town on which André Malraux, then Minister De Gaulle also, literally fell in love with in the 1960s. Moreover, it’s him who registered this ducal city steeped with history in the Malraux law of 1962, which allowed its rebirth, like dozens of other historic city centers.