A short 1 hour flight from Paris, tucked away in the tiny village of Mane in Provence, sits a luxury hotel property called Couvent des Minimes Hotel & Spa L’Occitane. A true gem when it comes to luxury and relaxation. This is easily the best place to stay in Mane, France. If you are looking to escape Paris for a weekend or even for a longer period of time look no further, I’ve found the perfect spot!
Today, discover Couvent des Minimes a Relais Châteaux as one of the best place to stay in Provence Mane. This 5 stars hotel in Provence has Michelin starred restaurant and surrounded by Luberon’s nature this Relais & Châteaux is a gorgeous haven of peace and relaxation. Below, I will outline why this is the best place to stay in Mane, France when you go to visit! Escape the busy city of Paris, and come relax at this countryside hotel.
Come experience the successfully redesigned property
The designer Pascal Borde, cleverly kept the spirit of the former convent built in 1613, while revealing a modern look. He found an ingenious blend of medieval architecture and contemporary design. The interior courtyard of the convent, entirely covered by a magnificent wooden structure, is truly a masterpiece of architecture.
The decoration of each of the 46 rooms is carried by a specific color with touches of cement tiles, wood, and exposed stone. The shelves signed by the Dutch designer Jesse Visser and the cabinets created by Horm are bringing a perfectly chosen touch of modernity. As an homage to the South of France the Couvent des Minimes uses the traditional curtain separations between bedroom and bathroom but uses beautiful materials like pearls or intricate chains.
A delicious Provencal cuisine with a one of a kind taste
Gourmets will enjoy the two restaurants managed by Chef Jérôme Roy who was trained by some of the best Michelin starred chefs in France such as: Thierry Marx, Michel Troisgros, and Pierre Gagnaire. The first restaurant called Le Cloître received a Michelin star. The delicious cuisine follows the rhythm of the seasons and is inspired by local, organic produce delivered on a daily basis by small producers. The second restaurant, Le Pesquier, offers a beautiful view over the lavender fields and an amazing terrace overlooking the swimming pool.
Enjoy A haven of peace at the Spa l’Occitane at Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel
The spa L’Occitane extends over an area of 7500 square feet with a Hammam (A Turkish bath), a sauna, and a superb indoor swimming pool opening on to the garden. At the Spa, you can enjoy traditional beauty rituals with traditional French ingredients like the Immortelle from Corsica (a legendary everlasting flower that never fades), Angelica, Lavender and essential oils from craft distilleries.
The Couvent des Minimes offers a vibrant decor with a beautiful garden colored with lavender, acacia trees, lemongrass and fragrant verbena. The food is excellent and the spa will take you in a world of peace and relaxation. If you’re looking for a real Provence experience, it’s definitely a place to have in mind. Making this one of the best places to stay in Mane, France.
Recap on why this is the best place to stay in Mane, France
In short why this is the best place to stay in Mane, France is simple. This incredible hotel, Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa, is a short distance away from Paris, offers brand new renovations, 1 Michelin Star Restaurant available, and enjoy the beautiful French Countryside views right from your room.
Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa · Chemin des Jeux de Mai, 04330 Mane, France · +33 (0)4 92 74 77 77
Sincerely Petite in Paris,