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5 good reasons to discover the Couvent des Minimes

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Head to Provence to take advantage of milder weather. At Paris Select, we have found the perfect address to recharge your batteries for a few days: Le Couvent des Minimes. This former home of Louis XIV's botanist, Louis Feuillée, is an ode to well-being and nature. Here are 5 good reasons to go and spend a dream weekend there.

An exceptional setting

The Convent of the Minims

The Convent of the Minims is located in the beautiful countryside of Luberon, on the hillside of the village of Mane. It is in this setting between nature and medieval past that the hotel offers us a haven of peace and pays homage to the heritage of the region. The terraced gardens have been worked on for centuries and are today one of the undeniable assets of the place. Whether from the swimming pool, the dining room or the rooms, the view is breathtaking. Here, time seems to stand still. The convent first hosted the religious community of the same name, then the Franciscan Sisters. The garden, culture and the study of plants have always been at the center of the life of the Convent. It is not for nothing that Louis XIV's botanist studied there... And this magnificent heritage has been perfectly well maintained. We can now enjoy a garden of several hectares, a pleasant swimming pool and a tennis court. Perfect for breathing in the good air of the Provence.

A decoration between heritage and modernity

The monks' convent

The hotel was able to take advantage of the magnificent cultural heritage. of the building. Thus, the cloister has been completely renovated and one can only marvel at its frame. Touches of color have been scattered here and there to bring light and modernity. Luxury is discreet and the smallest details have been thought out in keeping with the spirit if atypical of the place.

soothing rooms

The rooms of the Couvent des Minimes

The hotel rooms are up to everything one would expect from a five star hotel. the charm of the old associates with designer elements. Printed wallpaper, warm colours, a bathtub at the head of the bed… Each of the 46 rooms has its own universe. Raw materials such as oak wood are softened by noble fabrics and an elegant ensemble. We particularly like natural light and view on the frame, the gardens or the swimming pool.

Quality restaurants

The cloister restaurant at the convent of the minims

The Cloister, Restaurant gastronomic, picked up a star in the Michelin Guide. And for good reason, the chef Jerome Roy, who worked in the kitchens of Thierry Marx and Pierre Gagnaire, offers local cuisine rich in local products or from the garden. The menus vary according to the seasons and the flavors are perfectly respected. A high-flying kitchen. And if you want to taste the chef's cuisine at a lower cost, you can go to the other restaurant in the house, Le Pesquier bistro. There are simpler but equally delicious dishes. The summer, the terrace which overlooks the swimming pool is ideal for enjoying a lunch in the sun.

A L'Occitane spa

Spas are our favorite places in hotels. At the Couvent des Minimes, it's the pretty brand L'Occitane which delivers its care rituals. With its products and its very Provençal know-how, it blends perfectly into this environment to offer us a relaxing break. The menu of treatments gives pride of place to traditional or targeted massages and essential oils from the region. The outdoor pools, the natural nuances, the sauna, the hamam… We treat ourselves to a real sensory journey.

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