La Maison d’Ulysse: B&B near Uzes combines history with modern style

La Maison d'Ulysse near Uzes

La Maison d’Ulysse is a lovely bed and breakfast near the town of Uzés in Languedoc-Roussillon, one of the most stunning regions in France. The B&B is in a former silkworm farmhouse located in Baron that dates back to the 18th century. Not only is it a “heritage building”, it was also the birthplace of poet-archeologist, Ulysse Dumas (1872-1909). The owners, Guy and Gauthier, have combined history with contemporary style, respecting the foundations of the building, but at the same time blending in their own distinctive tastes in furniture and decor. They have 5 rooms, three of which are suites. Prices range from 180 EUR to 190 EUR in the high season.

Rooms at La Maison d'Ulysse

About Uzes: It is close to the Pont du Gard (photo below), one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts, but it is, in its own right, a delightful town to explore. In the summer, there are many festivals; the evenings are lively because of the restaurants and cafes situated on cozy little squares. The town has been the seat of the Duchy of Uzes for centuries. When France was a kingdom, it was the job of the duc d’Uzes to cry out, Le Roi est mort. Vive le Roi! at each state funeral, and defend the honor of the Queen Mother. Twenty-one ducs have been wounded or killed as hereditary Champion of France over the centuries (source: Wikipedia). What I love most about Uzes is its main square, the Place Aux Herbes, which is surrounded by grand seigneurial houses.

Pont du Gard aqueduct

La Maison d’Ulysse
Place Ulysse Dumas
30700 Baron
+33 4 66 81 38 41

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  1. If near Uzès, make sure you dine at “Au fil de l’eau”. I’ve known chef Olivier Pierpaoli since we were both 5 years old 🙂 and he loves great food as much as I do 🙂