Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and overlooked by the medieval village of Les Baux, Domaine de Manville is a five-star country palace in the heart of Provence.
Along with enjoying an eco-friendly 18-hole Thierry Sprecher golf course; a Gypsy caravan for kids; a 10-seat cinema; a gourmet restaurant; 39 richly decorated rooms, suites and villas; and a luxury spa, you’ll find yourself enthralled by the timeless rhythms and charms of the French countryside on this 250-acre restored farming estate.
In early fall, the vendange—or grape harvest—sets the 12 surrounding wine estates abuzz; bicycles stand at the ready for use by guests, as does Domaine’s sommelier for an in-depth education on area varietals and terroir.
In November, truffle hunting can be arranged. Through January, check out Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux, a multimedia art show held in a former stone quarry where images are projected onto the rocks, this year featuring Marc Chagall.