Friendship. This is precisely what brought American writer, journalist and war correspondent Ernest Hemingway to Nîmes. A good friend of the renowned Spanish matador of the twentieth century Antonio Ordóñez, Ernest Hemingway adopted him where ever he went, together with in the arenas and at the Imperator Lodge (now Maison Albar Motels), pretty preferred with bullfighters all through the 1950s holiday seasons. performed in lots of levels of his lifestyle was out of friendship. He was also a bullfighting fanatic, ”stresses Serge Sanchez, Nîmes hotelier and previous manager of L’Imperator. “Well known pillar of the bar, he frequented Imperator’s a ton, remaining there until eventually early in the early morning,” he confides.