We were looking for an authentic property to turn into an exceptional boutique hotel. After many viewings, we discovered what would become La Maison d’Ulysse, our luxury hotel in Uzès, almost by chance. We immediately spotted its potential and set ourselves just one goal: to preserve the property’s authentic spirit and bring the place back to life without detracting from its character. With the help of a talented architect friend, Frédéric Jacquot, we began to plan its renovation.
In the former living rooms, the structure of the rooms and existing materials have been kept intact as much as possible. The old cement floor tiles, the parefeuille roof tiles with their beautiful ochre colour, and the “brutality” of the bush hammered cement go perfectly with the house’s new luxurious, modern look.
The former farmland areas have also been brought back into use. We chose traditional materials for these and gave them a contemporary treatment.
Each guest room has been decorated by us personally. We scoured antique shops for vintage objects in France and Belgium, looked for materials in the local region and in Holland, bought contemporary furniture at trade fairs, and happily chose designer lights and repurposed objects, fabrics and materials …
Today our luxury hotel is just as we imagined it: understated yet warm and welcoming, with modern lines and up-to-date facilities.