Domaine de Manville
- Day Spa
- Family Friendly
- Fine Dining
- Thermal Facilities
- Horse riding
- Kids club
- Pool – Indoor
- Pool – Outdoor
Set in 100 hectares of the Alpilles National Regional Park beneath Les Baux de Provence, Domaine de Manville is a haven of peace and calm – a true home from home in rural France, perfect for either a romantic or family getaway. Set in three farm buildings with an exquisite swimming pool as the centrepiece, the 30 individually-designed rooms and suites offer simple Provencal style interiors with an emphasis on a warm and intimate atmosphere.
The fabulous 18-hole golf course on the estate offers scenic views, while the spa is a wonderfully relaxing area to escape to, flooded with natural light. The colours and flavours of Provence are celebrated through the Domaine – locally-sourced produce is served in the gourmet restaurant paired with the finest local wines, and the spa’s signature treatments make use of the freshest ingredients sourced from the estate. Guests get the full Provencal experience both within the hotel and outside, where they can hike the hotel’s nature trail, cycle through the olive groves and vineyards, or visit the medieval village of Les Baux.
For further privacy or families, the estate is also home to nine private villas: three and four bedroom retreats that have all the services of the hotel on hand. The hotel offers a Kid’s Club service – set in two gypsy caravans under the plane trees, where there is plenty of fun to be had.
The Spa at Domaine de Manville
The spa at Domaine de Manville takes inspiration from a winter garden – bathed in sunlight – creating an elegant cocooning atmosphere that makes for the perfect place to disappear to for an afternoon of relaxation. It incorporates a sensorial pool, hammam, indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, with 4 individual treatment rooms and 1 couples treatment room to escape to for a much-deserved pampering.
The range of signature products and treatments draws from the Domaine’s rich surroundings – pines and olive, as well as scents of verbena, citrus and jasmine. In addition, celebrated Brazilian clinician Ivo Pitanguy has created a range of tailor-made products which combine the powers of Amazonian forest plants and biotechnology expertise to combat signs of aging.
- Sensorial pool
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Four individual treatment rooms
- One couples treatment room
Split across both floors, each of the Domaine’s 30 rooms and suites is individually designed for a deeply comfortable, distinctly Provencal stay.
In addition, the estate is home to nine private villas, offering three or four bedroom retreats where guests can settle on the terrace and call on the concierge as they wish, or ask Chef to create a gourmet supper.
Check out: 12:00 PM
At Domaine de Manville, the flavours and colours of Provence are the centre of attention. Each dish is created from outstanding fresh produce, perfectly prepared, and served on white linens. Chef Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal is known for his stunning, seasonal menus, inspired by his surroundings – the hotel’s orchards and vegetable gardens, market in Cavaillon, or further afield on outings to the Alpilles hills – offering a true slice of Provencal paradise on a plate.
Gourmet restaurant La Table is open from Wednesday to Sunday, whilst the more casual Le Bistrot is a cosy area to enjoy a simple meal or afternoon tea at any time of the week. Meanwhile, the Winter Garden – sheltered under a beautiful glass atrium – makes for the perfect spot for Sunday brunch, and houses the bar.
Facilities and Activities
- Air conditioning
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary daily newspaper
- Wifi & internet access
- Iron & clothes press
- Tea & coffee facilities
- Telephone & television
- Kid’s Club
- Indoor & outdoor swimming pool
- Mountain biking
- 18-hole golf course
- Horse riding
- Meeting room
- Complimentary parking
- Disabled facilities
- Banquet & events facilities
- Cinema room
For the Kids
Children will be kept entertained at The Manville Kid’s Club. Based in two quaint gypsy caravans, the Kids Club is bursting with activities to keep the children busy. Making jelly from fruit gathered on the grounds, treasure hunts & nature walks to discover flora and wildlife, learning about bee-keeping and recipe making are just some of the activities on offer at The Manville Mini Club.
For a great family day out, children are invited to explore the region on visits to medieval castle in Baux de Provence, meet and feed the animals at nearby farm or hop on their bikes on a cycling adventure.
Private car or helicopter transfers can be organised by Domaine de Manville from:
Avignon Airport (approx. 30 minutes).
Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes (Garons) Airport (approx. 40 minutes).
Marseille Provence Airport (approx. 45 minutes).
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (approx. 1 hour).
Avignon TGV station (approx. 30 minutes).
This charming golf and spa hotel has been lovingly converted from an old farmhouse by heritage architect Mireille Pellen and interior designer Annie Zeau. The owners returned to the area to realise a long-held dream of a luxury home-from-home which pays tribute to the beautiful surroundings and local produce.
The hotel’s long neutral façade, with traditional green wooden shutters, overlooks a leafy inner courtyard, flanked by the spa on one side, and the bar and cinema screening room on the other, with a beautiful glass-enclosed orangerie breakfast room adding a grandiose touch.
The Spa at Domaine de Manville
Thoughtfully designed to maximise the light illuminating the black and white chequered tiling and across the large indoor pool, the spa is a typically French results-driven haven. Domaine de Manville’s homemade products contain caffeine and oil of pink peppercorns to stimulate the system, and firming treatments with extracts of pine, olive oil and Royal Jelly, fragranced by verbena and jasmine.
The standout treatments on the spa menu, however, are the Ivo Pintanguy treatments, celebrated for their lifting and hydrating properties.
French women don’t mess around when it comes to skincare, and products and treatments by Ivo Pitanguy, the late, celebrated Brazilian cosmetic clinician and a leader in reconstructive surgery, are a major draw.
The Rejuvenate Gold treatment IVO Pitanguy is a highly rejuvenating treatment with peptides and pure gold extract stimulating collagen and restores firmness, elasticity and radiance. It left me glowing for days.
The three-night Wellness Escape is a detox for people who don’t do deprivation. With healthy but memorable meals, luxurious surroundings and indulgent treatments, this is more of a gentle nudge towards a healthier regime than a spartan, no nonsense, results-driven detox.
That said, health happens almost by accident at the Domaine de Manville, with a programme including daily yoga, swiss ball workouts, high energy cardio and hiking up to the medieval village and UNESCO world heritage site of Les Baux de Provence.
Interiors are warm and contemporary, with flourishes of edgy modern art and vivid hues. The property has a smattering of luxury villas as well as 30 rooms and suites, all with no-expenses-spared luxury, with dark woods, plush fabrics and vast bathrooms with standalone baths and rain showers.
In a famously food-loving French region where they prioritise lunch over most family members, mealtimes – even for guests on the Wellness Escape programme – are a highlight. There’s an emphasis on local cuisine – bouillabaisse, lean burgers, and the occasional glass of the region’s famous rosé.
As part of the delicious yet healthy Wellness Escape menu has been created by Executive Chef Matthieu Dupuis Baumal in collaboration with Hélène Riberpray, Domaine de Manville’s resident dietician. The programme includes a cookery class with the duo, so that healthy Provencale meals can be replicated at home.
Exploring the local area. Domaine de Manville sits in the heart of Alpilles regional park, with nature trails through the red-earthed landscape, and a short walk or drive away is the medieval town of Les Baux des Provence, with the impressive annual Carrières de Lumières music and light exhibition in an abandoned limestone quarry.