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A mythical 5-star stay at Maison Albar Hotels L’Imperator in Nîmes


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In June, the 5-star boutique-hotel brand Maison Albar Hotels revives a legendary hotel in the city of Nîmes, L’Imperator, honoured by its luxurious affiliation with the Leading Hotels of the World. A City of Art and History, Nîmes is a city of great charm, known worldwide for the majesty and exceptional conservation of its Roman monuments. Located in the South of France, in Provence, the city benefits from a mild and sunny Mediterranean climate throughout most of the year.

All year round, direct flights from London (London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports) and Dublin to Montpellier, 30 minutes by car from the hotel, connect you to this dream destination, and seasonal Bristol-Montpellier flights are also available. In a few hours, you will be in your 5-star home in the South of France to experience unique and timeless moments.

Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Ava Gardner… so many famous people have lived within these walls. Totally transformed with the help of ATELIER COS, enhanced and carefully designed by Marcelo Joulia, architect and founder of the Naço agency, the hotel, in an Art Deco spirit, intensifies natural and noble materials such as marble, wood and copper.

This warmly luxurious urban resort offers many living spaces where the charm of the South and the French way of life promise you a unique stay. Behind the doors of the hotel is an intimate address and a 1020m² garden, a real sunny oasis. You will have the choice between 53 rooms including 4 suites, and 8 private houses including 1 loft, from 64m² to 162m², with living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and terraces. Real havens of peace, they are perfect to meet with family or friends.


All year round you can enjoy the hotel’s luxurious services. Chef Pierre Gagnaire, one of the most emblematic faces in French gastronomy and a three-star chef, brings his high culinary art to the menus of 3 unique venues: the refined and discrete gastronomic restaurant Duende, where you will be offered a stylish menu and flavours mastered with great talent; the brasserie L’Impé, where you will find the best of Southern cuisine with sublime local products and the Bar Hemingway, perfect for getting together around a signature cocktail and tapas to share.


On the relaxation side, L’Imperator is an invitation to travel and unwind, accentuated by a CODAGE spa of 350m² that is cosy and refined. Everything here expresses elegance and well-being, with a natural spirit that can be found in the massage cabins and the sublime indoor pool during every season. A true temple of delight, complete your treatments with a relaxing time at the Jacuzzi or a moment at the barbershop. Enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate by taking the time to hit the heights as you enjoy the incredible suspended outdoor swimming pool.


The hotel provides 200m² of seminar spaces dedicated to meetings, in which guests can work in a peaceful and friendly environment, as well as reception rooms for all types of events. A Kid’s Club welcomes little travellers with a programme of fun activities and workshops that have been especially designed for them.

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