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Le Couvent des Minimes

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Les Couvent des Minimes in Provence, France


Le Couvent des Minimes

Le Couvent des Minimes in Provence, France

Dating back to 1613, this historic hotel and spa enjoys a picturesque location in rural Provence. Though its stone architecture may be rustic, its services are anything but. Of note is that this former convent and hospice is home to the first L'Occitane hotel spa. L'Occitane's products are developed in the region, and to complement them, honey, verbena and lavender from the estate — as well as shea butter from a fair trade women's cooperative — are incorporated into treatments, such as the enticingly named Feet to Head Heaven Voyage and Sensorial Euphoria. Along with a laconium, caldarium and saunas, the spa also offers a chromotherapy indoor pool and numerous anti-aging therapies. In addition, the property features a swimming pool, tennis court, boules courts and the gourmet Le Cloître restaurant.

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