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L’Albiousse is managed by Gwilym, the owner.
175 - 255/night
Suitable for up to 2 people

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L’Albiousse room 1 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Gwilym: “The atmosphere is cozy, calm and relaxing. There’s something peaceful about the house that will make you feel at home. It is very important to us that L’Albiousse is elegant yet not at all pompous.”
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— How would you describe L’Albiousse in a nutshell?

Gwilym: “L’Albiousse is authentic. We’ve tried to provide a true-to-life Bed and Breakfast experience in a traditional historic house by putting a lot of attention into the details, yet at the same time keeping things simple.”
L’Albiousse room 1 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— L’Albiousse room 1

— What was your inspiration to open a small Bed and Breakfast?

Gwilym: “Opening a B&B had been in the back of our minds for quite some time because my grandmother and great grandmother also used to have a B&B in North Wales. My partner’s and my love for traveling also played a big role in our decision.

We opened in the summer of 2009 with four rooms. Now we have five rooms and things have been growing steadily ever since.”
Terrace Suite 201 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Terrace Suite 201

— Please tell us about the history of the building and the interior design of the B&B.

Gwilym: “The building is a grand 16th century family home and used to be owned by the Albiousse family. It is located on one of the oldest streets in Uzès, a medieval town, strategically placed between the bishop’s cathedral and the duke’s castle. The façade is very simple, but once inside the grandeur of the place speaks for itself. The property was renovated in the 18th century, which is when a lot of the décor was added. However, the vaulted stone and French beam ceilings are examples of 16th century architecture. We added more 18th century décor to the rooms and contrasted that with contemporary furnishings.

Our intention was to create something simple that wouldn’t take away from the original building so we tried to respect the character of the house. The atmosphere at the Bed and Breakfast is cozy, calm and relaxing. There’s something peaceful about the house that will make you feel at home and at ease. It is very important to us that L’Albiousse is elegant yet not at all pompous.”
 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France

— Please tell us about the different rooms at the Bed and Breakfast.

Gwilym: “We have two standard rooms at L’Albiousse, which are 25 square meters in size. The rooms all feature similar designs yet every room feels very different. We also have two terrace suites that are quite a bit bigger and overlook the courtyard. There is a day bed on the terrace with a small table and chairs for relaxing.

Not too long ago we bought the building next door, which was already connected to this house in the 16th century. We decided to open up a new room called the studio, which is much more contemporary. All the walls were taken down allowing a lot of light to come through. The only bathroom is in the middle of the bedroom. It’s also our largest room, about 45 square meters.”
L’Albiousse suite 201 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— L’Albiousse suite 201

— What sort of services do you offer for your guests at L’Albiousse?

Gwilym: “Besides complimentary WiFi, there is also a minibar with tea and coffee in each room. Slippers, bathrobes, and Miller Harris amenities are also provided. In the suites we have 24-inch iMacs, safety deposit boxes and all other necessities.

We offer breakfast and can also serve dinner with advance notice for a minimum of six people. However the restaurants are so close by that most people tend to eat out.

Our guests can call at us any time and we are more than happy to assist with bookings and whatever else they might need to make the most out of their stay.”
Studio - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Studio

— To you personally, what’s so special about staying at L’Albiousse?

Gwilym: “We offer a local experience with a lot of attention to detail to make people feel at home and at ease. We try to make sure they have everything they need in terms of comfort and luxury.”
 - L’Albiousse, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
 
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