The beautiful Domaine de Manville is located in the South of France, in the middle of the Alpilles south of Avignon. The nearby village of Les Beaux-de-Provence is one of the most frequently visited places in France, because this historical town with its stone houses is a kind of open-air-museum.
Wonderfully embedded in nature lies the hotel Domaine de Manville, a luxury resort with its own golf club directly on the property. But don’t be afraid: even non golfers enjoy their holidays living the life of Riley.
The Domaine de Manville is a healthy mixture of traditional provencal homestead (it used to be a sheep farm) and modern hideaway. The interior courtyard is just sensational: You wouldn’t mind spending a whole day there – swim a few laps in the enormous outdoor pool, midday partake in a light lunch and in the afternoon enjoy a few drinks in the really tastefully decorated bar. During our stay one of the Gypsy King’s sons and his combo were playing live, the sun was throwing its yellow rays into the lounge, the girls were dancing and the kiddies were hopping through the garden.
Talking about kids: they are very welcome in Domaine de Manville. Besides a Kids Club there is also child care.
Domaine de Manville would like to offer the people something special. The guests are looking for experiences, not just a few rounds of golf, but the complete program. That’s why they send their guests to the local sights, give them excursion tips, charter Cessnas for scenic flights or rent out mountain bikes or even electric bikes. We visited the highly recommendable Carrieres de Lumieres, a video installation with works by Marc Chagall in a grotto below the town of Les Beaux.
Apart from the tastefully decorated rooms in the main building, Domaine de Manville also has three enormous villas, in which flats of 220 square metres are on offer. These can also be self-catering, if desired. You also have your own pool and lots and lots of room.
People with high expectations, who want to use Domaine de Manville as an optimal starting point for excursions into the Provence. Day trips to Arles, Avignon, Isle de la Sorgue and even Marseille can all be reached within an hour.
And of course, every golfer. The course is wonderful, especially in the morning when the sun rises from behind the mountains making everything look picturesque. Green-fees are 55 euros (low-season) up to 72 euros (high season).
We were privileged to spend an evening in the wonderful gourmet dinner restaurant L’ Aupiho. Highly recommended.
Domaine de Manville has its own spa area with sauna, steam bath, indoor pool, jacuzzi and treatment rooms for all kinds of wellness. The massages alone are just wonderful.
Double room in the main building from about 365 euros (depending on the season). The villas for 6 or 8 people are available from 850 euros. Small hint: Book directly through the hotel website, they have a best price guarantee.
Booking and contact
Domaine de Manville
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Provence / France