Set in beautiful Uzès, L'Albiousse is a lovingly renovated 18th century B&B with an exquisite courtyard and five comfortable bedrooms.
How would you describe Jardins Secrets in a nutshell?
Jardins Secrets in Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, is a boutique hotel of impeccable French taste. An elegant country house in the city with marble washbasins, canopy beds, and exquisite antiques. The style is opulent, all the while wildly romantic, a perfect example of the art of French living. The hotel has a swimming pool, a spa, and beautiful gardens with lemon and orange trees, palm trees and flowers.
What was the inspiration to open Jardins Secrets?
Back then we were traveling around the world — seeing a lot of beautiful places and our passion for design inspired us to open our own property.
The rooms are all elegantly styled. Where is your passion for design coming from?
When I met my husband we were both working as journalists and photographers for design magazines. With Jardins Secrets we can now really explore our passion for beautiful things and the 18th century.
How would you describe the style of the interior?
Most of our furniture and decorations at Jardins Secrets are from the 18th century, so I would say elegant, stylish and quite romantic.
What would you describe to be the essence of Jardins Secrets and your philosophy?
The art of French living and good taste.
In your opinion, what is the secret of being a good host?
For us it’s the pleasure to welcome every guest at Jardins Secrets and to take care of them as if they’re the most important people in the world.
What has been most rewarding about running Jardins Secrets?
To see our dream become a reality — and that our guests compliment us on something pretty much every day.How would you like your guests to remember their stay at Jardins Secrets?
As a moment to relax, to be able to take the time to live in a unique place in Nîmes. And that it felt like staying at a friend’s home.
What has been the nicest compliment you have received from a guest?
‘This place is like a dream!’ or ‘We would like to stay here for a month at least!’ — but every nice comment is beautiful to us.