Maison Albar - L'Imperator

Story of the hotel

Maison Albar - L'Imperator is beautifully nestled in the city of Nîmes, a stone's throw from the emblematic and majestic arenas. This boutique hotel is an iconic address in the South of France and has previously hosted many personalities such as the writer Ernest Hemingway and the painter Pablo Picasso.

The 5* hotel features 53 rooms and 8 private houses designed by the talented Marcelo Joulia, a Franco-Argentinian architect. He wished to preserve the original character of the place by bringing a touch of modernity with the use of different materials: wood, marble and natural stone combined with magnificent shades of blue. This sumptuous interior will bring you all the peace and quiet you need for a cozy stay under the sun of Occitania.

L'Imperator also offers a unique and exceptional culinary experience from Chef Pierre Gagnaire, the emblematic face of French gastronomy. This triply-starred Chef opens you the doors of his 2-Michelin starred restaurant Duende to make you discover a delicate cuisine inspired by Hispanic traditions. Chef Pierre Gagnaire and Chef Nicolas Fontaine have been working together for many years to sublimate quality products with tenderness. Such a delicious and singular moment for gourmet lovers! Two other splendid places welcome you during the day: l'Impé, a brasserie offering traditional Mediterranean cuisine and the Hemingway Bar where you can savor a tailor-made cocktail.

The hotel reveals premium facilities: a 350 m2 Spa by Codage where peace and serenity reign for a very inspiring experience, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool for the comfort of all, a meeting room, ahairdresser and a barbershop where you can enjoy exceptional beauty treatments in the hands of wellness professionals




For your unforgettable stay

Services & activities

  • 2 Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness room
  • Car park
  • Heated outdoor swimming-pool
  • Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Meeting room


How to get there & what to do

Location & Informations



Also called French Rome, Nîmes is a Mediterranean city full of history and incredible heritage. The Maison Albar Hotel - L'Imperator is situated right in the heart of the city center, close to mythical sites... Ten minutes walk from the Arena and the magnificent Tour Magne, only two minutes away from the iconic Maison Carrée and no less from Les Halles.

As you explore Nîmes, enjoy a cocktail in the hidden sunny garden of the Maison Albar Hotel - L'Imperator. Immerse yourself in an intimate and relaxing atmosphere at the Spa and treat yourself to a tailor-made treatment. Pursue your Mediterranean discovery with a gourmet experience and appreciate Chef Pierre Gagnaire's 40 years of gastronomic experience for a delicate and delicious moment!


15 Rue Gaston Boissier, 30900 Nimes - France

Nîmes Airport (FNI) - 12 km; Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL) 51 km
Nîmes-Centre Station - 3 km; Nîmes Pont du Gard Train Station - 15 km



Credit cards accepted: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Maestro

Cheques and gift cards accepted: Please contact Conciergerie TemptingPlaces for these methods of payment, by telephone on +33 (0)1 78 94 90 78 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, or by email

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