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Le Domaine de Manville *****

13520 Les Baux-de-Provence | France |

"An elegant table paying tribute to regional tradition" (1 star)

Michelin Guide, 2018

"Grand Hotel Award"

Andrew Harper, 2018
From 245€/room

KIDS LOVE

  • The kids-club organizes a multitude of activities
  • The themed shows for Christmas, Easter and Halloween
  • The organized excursions in the region

PARENTS LOVE

  • The hotel spa
  • The gourmet restauration
  • The connecting rooms and private villas

LOCATION

The Domaine de Manville is a family-run, 5-star hotel located in Les Baux-de-Provence, near the Luberon.

Recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les Baux-de-Provence stands out for its small squares, cobbled alleys, shady terraces and authentic Provencal atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of the Alpilles Nature Park, the hotel is surrounded by olive and pine trees and vineyards.

There are shuttle buses from the hotel to Avignon airport (30 minutes), Avignon TGV station (30 minutes), Nimes airport (40 minutes), Marseille airport ( 45 minutes) and the airport of Montpellier (1 hour). A heliport has even been built on the estate.

 

DESCRIPTION

Formerly a former agricultural estate, the Domaine de Manville has retained all of its charm. Today, the singing of the rooster, the gathering of olives and tomatoes and the maintenance of the vineyard are still the rhythms of daily life.

Restored in accordance with the rules of art, this rural palace offers 30 rooms and sumptuously decorated suites, and also nine hotel houses. The decor is warm and contemporary. The materials are noble: leather headboards, cashmere curtains, Egyptian cotton bed linen. The classic room and its 30 sqm (323 sqft) can accommodate a baby cot, while the Family Suite Duplex displays 60 sqm (646 sqft) and offers two twin or king rooms, ideal for families with two children.

The nine hotel houses are the ideal solution for staying with family or friends. These discreet luxury villas offer the perfect combination of charm, independence and hospitality. Each villa has a generous area of ​​220 sqm (2368 sqft). Each house has three double bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room, a fireplace, a large terrace, air conditioning and wifi. Guests staying in a villa enjoy all the five-star services of the hotel.

Domaine de Manville features a cinema, access to the golf course, a spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool, a seminar room, a library and a games room.

 

GASTRONOMY

The establishment is renowned for its succulent and creative cuisine.

Le Bar and the Jardin d’Hiver are bathed in light and surrounded by lush vegetation. It is in this majestic glass arena that breakfast is served, and in summer you can enjoy the terrace.

La Table is a gourmet restaurant where the chef uses local products and highlights the richness of Provencal cuisine. The atmosphere is the image of the hotel: intimate and luxurious.

Le Bistrot welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a traditional and relaxed atmosphere. At any time of the day, the cuisine of the market is simple and convivial.

 

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

DOMAIN DE MANVILLE FOR THE FAMILY

At the Domaine, families benefit from special attention to make their stay unforgettable.

The hotel has its own Kid’s Club, open daily from 1 June to 30 September and during the school holidays. Outside this period, the Kid’s Club is accessible by reservation, 48 hours in advance.

Rosa, the location’s overseer, is full of creativity and organizes multiple activities so that the children never get bored: preparation of jams with fruits harvested during a stroll on the estate, grimages, songs, crafts, painting, pottery workshop, gardening, treasure hunts and sports activities. Access to the Kids Club is included in the price of the room and is reserved for children over 4 years of age.

For children under 4, the hotel offers a babysitting service at a reasonable price of €20 per hour, which is bookable 48 hours in advance. Throughout the year, themed activities are organized to celebrate Halloween, Easter, or even Christmas.

Children from 4 years old can celebrate their birthday at Domaine de Manville! Coached by Rosa, they will enjoy an exceptional day. Decoration, photos souvenirs, cake … and even the possibility of enjoying fun with a clown or a magician.

Excursions are organized especially for children in the vicinity of the hotel. The children will be able to discover the medieval village and the Château des Baux de Provence, the Lac de Saint Remy and the Cité Gauloise-Romaine in Glanum.

 

EXPERIENCES

Provence is the ideal place for family holidays. The area offers multiple landscapes and numerous recreational activities. The Domaine de Manville has selected the most beautiful of these.

Electric bikes, city bikes and mountain bikes are available for hire to explore the surrounding area.

With qualified professionals, you can discover the Camargue and the Alpilles on horseback.

Hiking is also organized by a private nature guide to discover the jewels of the region.

A small plane will allow you to discover the Alpilles from the sky. Guaranteed thrills!

To share emotional moments with the family, the hotel has a cinema and a petanque track. It is even possible to participate in cooking classes and spa  rituals, with specially designed programmes for families: Mother/Girl and Father/Son care.

At Domaine de Manville, sports activities are also for the family: yoga, gymnastics, pilates…a long list. Lovers of culture will appreciate a visit to the house of Vincent Van-Gogh, the Palais des Papes, the Pont d’Avignon but also the castle of Baux and the famous “Carrières de Lumière”.

Corridas, ballet dance, theatre…the concierge will be happy to reserve your activities. Guided tours are organized on foot or by bike.  An opportunity to discover the winegrowers of the region, and also olive oil producers.

 

FOR THE PARENTS

While Rosa takes care of your children at the Kid’s Club, relax in the spa. It is a true oasis of well-being that awaits you. In this enchanting place, children are welcome from 10-13h. Majestic, personal service. The indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and various treatments guarantee a trip to another galaxy. To be discovered: The Massage of the Domaine (130€/1h). In duo or solo, let go in the land of lavender and cicadas.

Discover the eco-responsible golf of the Domaine de Manville and its 18 holes. It took four years to create this incredible course. Private coaches are at your side to perfect your swing, and you will end your beautiful day on the green sipping a traditional Pastis at the club house.

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutique
  • Business center
  • Cigar cellar
  • Cinema
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Golf
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Pets friendly
  • Private pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga

LE DOMAINE DE MANVILLE : A DELICIOUS FAMILY AUTUMN WEEKEND

 

Catherine Seiler Luttmann, maried, mom of Justine, from Paris
(Wdenesday 29th November 2017)

 

 

The question comes every year invariably from the month of September, which destination to choose to make the most of all your holidays with your family? There are the Brittany lovers, (where the weather does not tend to be so good!), there to enjoy rubber boots, polar temperatures and a fire! There are also those who prefer distant destinations, but for 3 days, it’s complicated. There are ski lovers and snow-capped mountains, but it’s too early! And then, there is me! And my special affection is for Provence in autumn. How to combine this natural enthusiasm and a beautiful family holiday? I will tell you!

 

LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE

The place is magical and full of history, breathtaking landscapes and is bathed in light. Welcome to Baux-de-Provence, a medieval city that’s perched in the heart of the Alpilles. We decided to bring our suitcases to the Domaine de Manville for a long autumn weekend. We took Justine, our latest little mouse, who is already very travel seasoned. We did not want to take a big bag for her and decided to put on her sneakers, to be sure to make the most of this great property, which is nestled in the heart of the wonderful landscapes that were dear to the writer Alphonse Daudet, who camped there, and wrote Letters of the Mill. As soon as we parked, Justine was leading the way, and we couldn’t hang about, because she could not wait to find out where she was staying!

 

LE DOMAINE DE MANVILLE

The Domaine de Manville, which was once a vast agricultural estate, has now been transformed into a hotel that its owners describe as a “rural palace”, a palace because the house offers all the services of a 5 * modern hotel and rural because of its anchorage in the heart of a territory with unique wild beauty and authenticity. We were lucky – the sun was waiting for us on our arrival.

Here is the set decor, now let’s get down to business! First good point, the hotel is part of The Little Guest Hotels Collection, which promised some nice surprises to discover here and there for Justine.

 

THE BELL AT THE RECEPTION

“Do you see mom? There is a bell, just like in the olden days! ”

We were warmly welcomed by Anne-Sophie, who’s in charge of the reception, and is also the hostess. Listening to her about all the joys offered by the Domaine de Manville is already a promise of an enjoyable stay – our beautiful family room overlooks the pool and the ancient plane trees.

Warm colors, cashmere, taffeta, antique furniture, everything here was created in the spirit of a family home, where we could welcome our friends to the sweetness of Provencal life. It was exactly as we had dreamed. We were already imagining the smell of home-baked bread and fresh coffee that would float in the air when we woke up the next morning or the special flavour of the honey bee hives, after falling asleep to the sound of the light lapping of the fountains. The decoration mixes contemporary spirit and Provençal roots with serenity. We are fans!

 


“We were already imagining the smell of home-baked bread and fresh coffee that would float in the air when we woke up the next morning or the special flavour of the honey bee hives”

 

On her bed, Justine discovered some very pretty welcome gifts, among which was a ‘goose game’, which particularly attracted her attention. Once again, proof that the new generations are very sensitive to environmental issues.

 

ORGANIC COTTON SET

The time had come to go to the kids-club where the very good-humoured Marion was waiting for us. With enthusiasm and great professionalism, she takes care of toddlers during all the school holidays and on request throughout the year, when booking. I noticed that many children seemed to be regulars at the Domaine de Manville and considered her a big sister. Would not that be the best guarantee of quality? A warm and motivated team for whom the word ‘welcome’ is not meaningless.

 

A SUNDAY IN MANVILLE

Note that at Manville, the kids-club is included in the price of your room, a nice bonus that allows parents to fully enjoy their day quietly installed by the pool, more active on the golf course or enjoying a wellness break at the spa.

Justine discovered the pleasure of the trailers of the kids-club, where she immersed herself in a book of riddles while waiting for the yoga class given by Marion. An opportunity to learn, to focus but also a great moment of fun! It’s autumn, the kitchen garden created by Marion has started to hibernate, it’s a little chilly at the end of the afternoon but the spirit of the young host makes you forget all that and the laughter of the children that you hear is a real treat for parents.

 

THE WHOLE FAMILY BY THE FIREPLACE

On our side, we opt for a long stroll on the magnificent 18-hole eco-friendly golf course that’s superbly integrated with the landscape and environment to meet the constraints of a protected and classified region. The day begins to fall, reinforcing the pleasant scent of pines and olive trees. Everything here invites you to relax and let go, we feel nature and we let ourselves sink into relaxation. A pleasant smell of wood fire begins to float in the air, it smells like an aperitif by the fire. I think it’s time to give myself a quiet swim before the return of my mini tornado.

 


Everything here invites relaxation and letting go, we feel nature and let ourselves sink.

 

After a truly festive day, Justine does not want to prepare for the evening and delays as much as she can. After diving into an art book devoted to Calder in front of the beautiful fire that warms up the lobby, she embarks on a game of goose before trying the ball, followed by a detailed exploration of the mini-bar.

The choice of dinner was unanimous – a casual nibble in the warm bar. The place has a real ambience and offers a nice selection of cocktails to savour with a few small dishes. A festive holiday party, without constraint.

 

THE TWO SECRET ROOMS

As for the cocktail selection, it’s always a family affair – Justine and Laurent take it very seriously. And Justine will not fail to lean on the bar to verify that her ‘Virgin Colada’ is made correctly, as well as gather some advice from the barman, who laughs along. Cheers!

While waiting for our order, we discover two “secret” rooms on both sides of the bar – the first is a small, private cinema room and the second a library with many board games, a benchmark for families after dinner. We took part, of course! But the first game was the last, because the hands of my watch flirt with the number 12 and I’m already thinking that awakening will be difficult tomorrow. But no question of missing breakfast – it is a sacred moment, wherever you are.

I cannot wait for tomorrow. While we fall asleep in our large bed, Justine takes her place in a small bed in the living room of our suite. She is the one who wakes us up by putting a glass of orange juice on our bedside tables. It must be said that hotels are her passion, she could stay for days in a hotel room to play at ‘Room Service’ – her imagination is limitless! Here is what she was preparing last night!

 

THE BUFFET’S PASTRIES

The day begins wonderfully, with a famous breakfast served in the winter garden. The buffet, very well presented and diverse, is full of good products. A nice table with savoury dishes, a large central buffet with homemade pastries and a large selection of juices, fruits and cereals as well as homemade jams.

 

THE LARGE CANOPY

The trees have deposited some of their leaves with autumn colors on the magnificent glass roof and the light of the early morning gives the place, which is decorated with great taste (flea market chic!) an almost magical atmosphere.

 

JUSTINE RELAXING

After a delicious breakfast, we are waiting at the Spa, which is open to children every morning from 10h to 13h. We leave Laurent immersed in his book, his tea nearby, and slip into our bathrobes for a sweet moment of relaxation.

After a delicious Sunday of relaxation in Manville, we must think about hitting the road, with a large supply of beautiful family memories! Did we need our Provencal pause? There is no doubt we did, because at the Domaine de Manville, we found everything that we like. We lived those few hours peacefully, to the rhythm of the Alpilles, guests of honour in a house full of little things that make the difference. A house with a soul, or simply pure hospitality? And the last word will as always be with Justine, who leaves with some provisions for the road – a hotel that is always thinking of the children!

 

A HOTEL THAT’S ALWAYS THINKING OF THE CHILDREN

Thank you to Domaine de Manville for opening its doors to us for one night. What a privilege and what an adventure it was!

Catherine.