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Provencal Queen

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Only a short journey from the Roman town of Nimes, sits L’Albiousse in Uzes, a seriously decadent town house that has an ethnic-urban style.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Behind its gorgeously old-fashioned wooden doors, this 16th century house welcomes all travellers with a pretty cobbled courtyard, just as its done for hundreds of years.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Uzes, a pretty market town is a secret hideaway, well hidden from the tourist traps in the larger cities. Don’t miss the market on a Wednesday or Saturday for fresh bread, sausages and of course doorstops of cheese.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

The small number of bedrooms here means that you’re guaranteed plenty of space, with high ceilings and typically French large windows. The soft shades of grey look contemporary but are actually typical of the 16th century.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

The plant-laden courtyard is the heart of the hotel, where you can take breakfast in country living style.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

More like a country home you’ve been invited to than a hotel, L’Albiousse has a noble charm that’s been given a quirky edge by the private Welsh owners.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

While you’re not terribly near a beach, there’s plenty to explore. Try the town’s amazing medieval garden which has a herbarium for natural remedies.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Contemporary fabrics mix with the ancient stonewalls in the hotel’s bedrooms for a fun, fanciful vibe.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

The hotel has a number of terrace suites with their own private balcony and a daybed where to lounge and daydream to the sounds of the courtyard below.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

A mix of upcycled furnishings and clever colour schemes give the feeling you could be in a five star hotel in New York rather than a slow moving French town.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

The hotel can fix you an evening meal should you desire to eat in-house. A small but delicious menu includes magret of duck and salmon fillet.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Well appointed and colourful furniture gives the townhouse a 21st century lift, while the structure itself shades you from the afternoon sun.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Throughout the hotel there are plenty of nooks for intimate chats or lazy afternoons with a book.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

This might be France but Egyptian cotton and Italian bedding await, for a wonderfully comfy night’s sleep.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

This quintessential French town will make even the most rushed of holidaymakers slow down – with long lazy lunches in cafes overlooking the Place aux Herbes, before heading home for a nap.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Doze off in style in one of the hotel’s bedrooms, which come with original 18th century tiled floors.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Wander through medieval alleys and backstreets here or drive a short way to see the Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

Even though some of the colours might be heavy here at L’Albiousse, there’s a real sense of fun throughout the hotel’s design.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

If you need a pick me up, there’s a full on coffee roaster in town where different varieties are ground in a traditional way.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

With a slightly masculine style, this townhouse hotel still conjures up French elegance at every turn.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 30 April 2016

L'Albiousse


France

The owners’ own travels have inspired much of the décor here, which will inspire you to travel more in return.

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