Gastronomic restaurant
« Le Cloître »

Restaurant and cuisine
epicurean tribute to the art of entertaining

In the very heart of Provence, in Mane, the gastronomic restaurant awarded a star by the Michelin®guide in 2016, is an epicurean tribute to the art of entertaining.

Le Cloître offers both conviviality and a warm welcome, a place combining a feeling of well-being with its flavours. With his expressive technique, marked by understanding and passion, Jérôme Roy intends his cooking to be gastronomic without being pretentious. Every aspect of it is important; it is honest and contemporary, and gets down to basics. The right produce is critical to any dish and its true worth shines through.

The à la carte and set menus are designed for you according to the season, in order to guarantee outstanding quality and freshness. Supplied from the Couvent gardens or by local growers, our produce is meticulously selected.

Our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloître is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday, and you are equally welcome for Sunday lunch.

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Le Cloitre restaurant at Le Couvent des Minimes
gourmet restaurant table at Le Couvent des Minimes

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gourmet dish at Le Couvent des Minimes

A la carte and set menus
culinary philosophy

Jérôme Roy’s culinary philosophy is portrayed through his menus.

The premise is simple: to showcase a product’s essential value through flavour associations dreamt up by our Chef.

We like to be transparent about our products’ origins. Our Chef is inspired by regional products, which are celebrated at the heart of traditional, colourful, nourishing and gourmet Provençal cuisine. Depending on the season, the products grown at the Couvent itself make a welcome appearance on an already mouth-watering menu.

Le pesquier bistro
in mane

Le Pesquier presents lovers of fine food with the chance of a break that enables you to appreciate Chef Roy’s creativity.

In the comfort of its armchair lounge, this restaurant encourages you to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of Provence.

During the summer time, the Le Pesquier bistro invites you onto its terrace. Grant yourself some time away from it all, calmly sampling a drink and then a meal while enjoying the summer sunshine.

Le Pesquier is open seven days a week, all year round, for lunch and dinner.

The signs of gastronomy at the bistro

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dessert at Le Couvent des Minimes

A la carte and set menus

From here on you can discover our menu and let yourself be tempted by our many suggestions.

Le Caveau des Minimes:
Flavours and tasting

Jérôme ROY
chef at the le cloître restaurant

The profile of our Chef

This Chef, originating from the Tours area, learnt the tricks of the trade from some of the greatest chefs in France, such as Thierry Marx at Cordeillan Bages and Michel Troisgros in Roanne.

In 2007, Jérôme Roy joined Pierre Gagnaire at the Les Airelles restaurant in Courchevel. With a year’s experience and partnership now under his belt, Jérôme was entrusted by Pierre Gagnaire to open his restaurant at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul.

This young talented chef has also worked at the Colette by Pierre Gagnaire restaurant at the Sezz Hotel in Saint-Tropez.

Having decided to stay in the sun, he has been working in Giorno’s Provence, among the centennial olive trees, since 11 June 2012, in the kitchens at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel and L’Occitane Spa, an amazing place, and a veritable haven of peace.

The Chef’s cuisine can be sampled both at our gastronomic Cloître restaurant and the gastronomic Pesquier bistro.

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chef at Le Couvent des Minimes
chef at Le Couvent des Minimes

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Creativity and emotion
well-being and flavours

Jérôme Roy, our chef, opens the doors to a place that is both convivial and intimate, where well-being and flavours cohabit in perfect harmony.

His belief is that the product should be allowed to express itself, adding just enough creativity to provoke pleasure and surprise. An expert in delicate and refined gastronomy, with a Mediterranean accent, Jérôme Roy masterfully combines perfumes and flavours, while upholding a perfect respect of the local produce, adeptly preserving its authenticity. Jérôme Roy finds a wide range of herbs in his vegetable garden, combining flavour and tradition, which allows him to give his imagination and talent free rein. Nature has always been a big part of life at the Couvent des Minimes. Since Louis Feuillée, Louis XIV’s botanist, who studied there, to the Franciscan Missionaries, who passionately grew fruit trees and vines, the gardens and terraces have preserved their outstanding beauty to the present day.