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Le Couvent des Minimes, a mythical address in Provence

Bathed in light, the village of Mane, in Provence, shelters the Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa, a former 17th century convent, at the heart of an aromatic garden.

Leaning against a hillside, protected from the mistral by the sculptural rock of Volx, the Couvent de l'Ordre des Minimes offers a wonderful fragrance of Provence under the pleasant management of Valérie and Fabien Piacentino. Dating back to 1613, the building, in the past was lived in by nuns before becoming a retreat of discrete luxury, a clever mix of medieval architecture and contemporary design.

The provencal myth of the Couvent des Minimes

The long May holiday weekends and the arrival of balmy weather are added assets to enjoy the tranquility and the natural decor of this 5-star venue as well as bucolic promenades along the centennial terraced gardens, and the cross pathway overlooking region. Very well fitted, the rooms are decorated with care in a colorful style, filled with Mediterranean softness. To indulge in tasty sensations, head for the restaurants under the helm of starred chef Jérôme Roy, who masters with brio the art of preparing vegetables by enhancing their taste, and his talented pastry chef Andy Chorda. A successful duo animated by the concern to please exacting epicureans…

Le Couvent des Minimes lobby - Provence
Under the skylight of the lobby, the establishment sets forth the highest standards of luxury. © DR
Le Couvent des Minimes gastronomic restaurant - Provence
At the tables of the Cloître restaurant, filled with elegance, gastronomy is delicate and savory. © DR
Le Couvent des Minimes chef Jérôme Roy and a recipe - Provence
Jérôme Roy adapts his creativity to the taste of his clients, pampered by him and his very professional team. © AL

A Spa with traditional massage techniques  

A romantic escapade at the Couvent des Minimies would not be complete without experimenting the Spa L'Occitane. This soothing and realaxing oasis is conceived like a bubble of happiness, offering special treatments with essential oils and natural ingredients such as lavender, verbena and honey. An ideal way to toally disconnect…

Le Couvent des Minimes bedroom - Provence
In the morning, you can order a complete breakfast delivered in the room to be enjoyed on your sunny balcony. © DR
Le Couvent des Minimes pool and Spa - Provence
A natural extention of the house spirit, the Spa L'Occitane, featuring both an indoor and outdoor pool, offers 5 comfortable treatment cabins. © DR

The charm of history and the comfort of a privileged place