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Just around the corner in Uzès

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L'Albiousse is an old and magnificent mansion located in one of the most beautiful alleys of Uzès.
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.
Albiousse has been elegantly decorated with antiqued objects from Uzes, but also throughout the world during the many escapades of the owners, like the bull skulls from Indonesia that thrones in the lobby or the Chinese vases that radiate in the lounge. The five rooms are personalized, the tones are deliberately deaf and warm, lines oscillate between contemporary and industrial, the stone staircase is from back in the time, French styled ceilings, and the finest
materials. The products are chosen aptly (Hamam linen and Miller Harris amenities in the bathrooms), as for the technology, it’s obviously state of the art (iMac in almost all the rooms).
In the heart of Uzes, a few minutes walking distance from the Place aux Herbes, Albiousse is aquiet location not to miss under any circumstance.


Complimentary half-bottle of local wine upon your arrival.


5 bedrooms, two suites with its own terrace. Rates
between 170 and 250 euros per night for
two, breakfast (refined) included. Patio. Reading room wit h
beautiful books of decor galore!
Children not allowed. Closed in February.

Uzes is conveniently located 20 kilometers from Gare de Nîmes and 45 kilometes from Gare
d’Avignon TGV station.

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