45 Rue Isabey, 76790 Etretat

About Us

The story of Les Tilleuls

Behind the scene 

Obelix fell into the pot of magic potion as a child, I fell into the hotel business.

Blessed by this universe, I took my first steps in the kitchen of my parents’ former Michelin star restaurant, L’Essentiel, in Belgium.

Ever since a young age, I was driven by a desire for freedom, independence, and discovery, which has guided me on my journey of life.

Accompanying my parents on many trips and galas around the world awakened my ambition to make my passion for the hotel business a vocation.

In 2012 I started my studies at the Glion Institute in Switzerland, recognized as the best hotel school in the world. I was excited to prove my skills and therefore began working at the foremost hotels worldwide, such as the Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai, the London NYC Hotel in New York and the real estate consultancy company CBRE Hotels in London.

Never been able to settle before, in 2018 I have finally found my second home in Paris. Today I am a proud owner of the Hotel Les Tilleuls in Etretat, France.

In addition to being a globetrotter at heart, I am also a dedicated and inspired entrepreneur.

As the founder of Pepite, a community and a brand that shares treasure of places, restaurants, bars, and hotels that creates the magic of a city or a country, I will never stop exploring.

However, I haven’t given up on my origins. I take care of the development and communication of our family business Maison Gersdorff, specializing in luxury hotels and restaurants with four establishments in Belgium and my first own boutique hotel, Les Tilleuls in France.

Camille Gersdorff

@camille_gersdorff