- Nestled along the cliff side, built up against the picturesque village of Mane and bathed in the Provençal sunshine, Le Couvent des Minimes had been a convent before becoming a luxury hotel.
- The building dates from 1613, and today it reveals an ingenious blend of medieval architecture and contemporary design.
- You will adore its period façades, centuries-old terrace gardens and the Stations of the Cross that give a view of the surroundings.
- Soft Mediterranean touches bedeck the elegantly decorated rooms.
- Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa, featuring an L’Occitane en Provence spa, is renowned for the fullness of its commitment to “restore your senses”.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
My Route du Bonheur is made up of several little routes through charming and romantic landscapes. From the heights of the Côte d’Azur, it takes us through bucolic, foodie Provence. Here, the majestic silence of the abbeys is answered by the song of the cicadas and the scent of lavender.
Provence… hills, lavender fields and vineyards. It can be hard sometimes to resist buying the postcard when the scenery on offer looks this much like pages in a glossy magazine. This tour of Provencal flavours almost goes full circle – the starting point in Crillon-le-Brave lies less than 50km from the finish in Gargas. In between, the route leads us to splendid wine warehouses, a bare and mythical mount, gorges and other truly beautiful geological formations, limestone and garrigue (scrubland), convents and even an observatory. Here in the south of France, Provence is not defined by administrative lines, rather it means a certain “notion of France” – sunshine, pine and cypress trees and a way of life.
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa is located in the Mane area of Forcalquier. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. The facilities and services provided by Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, shrine, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, 24-hour front desk.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include closet, towels, wooden/parqueted flooring, clothes rack, slippers to help guests recharge after a long day. The property’s hiking trails, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, indoor pool are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Superb facilities and an excellent location make Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Forcalquier.
Combining the charms of the Couvent with top-quality facilities, the rooms at this 5-star Virtuoso Relais & Châteaux hotel define the spirit behind this establishment. A mix of different styles unveils a unique space where a refined decor and modern luxury harmoniously complement the historical side of this residence.
Enjoy the simple luxury of the rooms at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel and L’Occitane Spa situated in Mane, at the heart of Provence. Treat yourself to a welcome pampering break in the unique atmosphere of this 5-star Virtuoso Relais & Châteaux residence. The rooms are steeped in the Couvent’s charm and spirit, founded in 1613. They represent contemporary French elegance and revisit the art of entertaining. They also offer guests a personalised style; each room is different, but all boast the same high-quality facilities.
The walls are painted in soft pastel colours, light streams through the wide windows, the furniture is made from solid oak and the carefully selected decorations add a tasteful touch to the rooms. The rooms provide guests with modern luxury and complete intimacy. All the stops have been pulled out to ensure that guests enjoy the very best levels of comfort and elegance.
A unique atmosphere, bathed in light, which combines luxury furniture with an elegant decor. The suites, renovated to associate the charm of the residence’s history with the top-quality comfort of the current luxury hotel, have been designed in an endeavour to recreate the welcoming spirit and benevolence of the original site. Each of the eight spacious suites boasts a lounge corner that invites guests to relax and unwind while admiring the uninterrupted view of the Cloître building, the gardens or the swimming pool. A fairy-tale place for an exceptional stay.
The cuisine here is an encounter of cultures, senses and flavours. Sharing it is better when it comes from the heart.
At the heart of Mane, the Couvent des Minimes Hotel and L’Occitane Spa invites you to discover its gastronomic cuisine with a gentle Provençal accent. In a modern setting, come and savour delicious cocktails and other nectars in a warm and intimate atmosphere. At the gastronomic restaurant Le Cloître, just as at the bistro Le Pesquier, enjoy dishes that harmoniously combine exotic influences with local produce. The à la carte and set menus are designed for you according to the season, in order to guarantee outstanding quality and freshness. Supplied from the Couvent gardens or by local growers, our produce is meticulously selected.
Le pesquier bistro
Le Pesquier presents lovers of fine food with the chance of a break that enables you to appreciate Chef Roy’s creativity. In the comfort of its armchair lounge, this restaurant encourages you to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of Provence. During the summer time, the Le Pesquier bistro invites you onto its terrace. Grant yourself some time away from it all, calmly sampling a drink and then a meal while enjoying the summer sunshine. Le Pesquier is open seven days a week, all year round, for lunch and dinner.
At garden level, when evening falls, Le Caveau des Minimes offers a relaxed setting with a wide range of fine spirits. When darkness has settled on Provence, when the moonlight shimmers in the pool and the cicadas’ chirping has ceased… then is party time at Le Caveau des Minimes! In a relaxed atmosphere, tasting becomes an art. Allow yourself to drift away to the sound of music and in the pleasure of discovering new tastes. Mane holds many surprises for you, and moments of pure relaxation and escape will be yours to enjoy at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel & L’Occitane Spa.
La Cornue, a wine cellar, the perfect environment for maturing vintage wine and cheeses alike, is a unique experience for you to discover. Regional products take the spotlight, and allow guests to get acquainted with Provençal specialities. Tastings can be organised on request, according to availability, at the hotel reception.
Authenticity, respect, sensuousness – three fundamental values of L’Occitane; three key words which encapsulate the unique experience on offer at the L’Occitane Spa, as an extension of the brand. The Couvent des Minimes Hotel & L’Occitane Spa offers a list of exclusive treatments for men and for women. There is also a dedicated range of treatments for expectant mothers – please feel free to consult our treatment list. Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the expert hands of our therapists. Your well-being is our predominant concern. If that isn’t heaven, it’s not far short.
Spend some unique, and incredibly relaxing, hours in the indoor swimming pool, with its massage jets and aquabiking, and colour-changing water according to the natural daylight streaming through the windows, and then unwind on the divans in the relaxation area. For the ideal pre-treatment preparation, take advantage of the sauna (gentle dry at 70°), steam room (moist atmosphere at 50° with essential oil vapours).
The Couvent des Minimes Hotel & L’Occitane Spa opens its doors into a real haven of tranquillity, entirely dedicated to reinvigoration of body and soul. The L’Occitane Spa reveals the Mediterranean way of life and its scents through its facial and body treatments as well as its products. The Spa is a natural extension of the brand, combining genuine ingredients. This proven effectiveness, associated with traditional massage techniques, ensures a veritable journey for the senses. With the aim of sharing its culture and its love of Provence, L’Occitane develops its products from derivatives and variations of essential oils, as well as from ingredients dear to Provence, such as lavender, lemon, verbena or honey. L’Occitane is distinct as a label for ingredients whose quality and source are rigorously controlled.