Nestled in the valley beneath Les Baux, one of the loveliest hilltop medieval villages in France, Domaine de Manville sits in a vast 250-acre estate. Originally a working farm, it is now a stylish hotel surrounded by olive trees, scented wild herbs and lush green fields. With a large sunny spa, a fitness room, a scenic 18-hole golf course, a bistrot and a gourmet restaurant serving delicious dishes from Provence, the hotel truly captures the essence of the Alpilles region.
The atmosphere here at Domaine de Manville is one of warmth and intimacy with an emphasis on individual style as well as comfort. The rooms feel spacious and airy and are inspired by the beautiful surroundings. All are tastefully decorated and have lovely views of the pool. Head to the pretty interior courtyard and have light lunch under the shade of the trees, accompanied by a glass of delightful Rosé de Provence. Then wander through the grounds of the estate and you will soon see how Van Gogh and Cezanne found their inspiration in the Provençale landscape.
Having perfected your putt on Domaine de Manville’s 18-hole golf course and appreciated its scenic views, then sit by the pool with the scent of pine in the air and the soporific buzz of the cicadas in the trees. Visit the nearby village of Les Baux with its castle ruins and discover more amazing vistas. Be sure to pick up gifts of almond-flavored calissons, candied fruits and honey nougat from the quaint boutiques throughout the village before returning for a massage in the spa.