Between the Rhône and Durance rivers near the medieval ruins of Les Baux-de-Provence lies a drystone country palace with views of the southern French plains. A former farming estate built into the unspoiled Alpilles hills, Domaine de Manville is luxury expressed in Provencal farmhouse lifestyle.
With 30 individually styled bucolic rooms and suites and nine lavish villas designed by Annie Zeau, this country palace evokes more home than hotel, and you will be a valued guest. A variation of textiles and textures—think leather headboards and cashmere drapes—meld with antique treasures and students’ art work to create a lived-in and exquisitely non-curated feeling of unstandardized luxury with views of the gem-like swimming pool or of the centuries-old trees in the courtyard. The nine exclusive villas are poised on the rustic golf course act like fully functional sanctuaries in the unspoiled countryside.
After a day in the great outdoors, your appetite will be satiated with elegant cuisine.
Here at Domaine de Manville, as in France as a whole, food is a lifestyle. It is where ripening tomatoes, gnarly olive trees, freshly baked bread, grape harvests, and sheep farms satisfy any gourmand whim. Led by chef Steve Deconinck, cuisine is Provencal in nature but modern in outlook sourced from the immediate, seasonally changing surroundings: orchards, vegetable gardens, and local markets. Think creative and spontaneous presentations of fresh Aioli, traditional artichokes a la barigoule, slowly roasted tomatoes, apricots paired with rosemary honey, and sun-gorged strawberries from Carpentras.
Time spent at Domaine de Manville feels like living in a Cezanne painting, with courtyards, winder gardens, sensorial pools, and tea salons keeping the outside world at bay. Linger at the elegant spa or try a round at the ruggedly scenic, eco-responsible 18-hole golf course embedded in the rocky setting of Les Baux. Venture outside the estate for shopping at the village boutique shops or explorations of the nearby castle ruins.Request Information