Our restaurants

Restaurant gastronomic Le Cloître
Epicurean tribute to the art of entertaining

In the very heart of Provence, in Mane, the gastronomic restaurant « Le Cloître » awarded a star by the Michelin®guide, 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. 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.

Our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloître is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday (from 7.30pm to 9pm) and for lunchs on Sundays (from12pm to 1pm).

Our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloître will be closed  Sunday the 11th, the 18th and the 25th. 

Le Cloître will then close starting October 26th, 2020.

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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

Menus
culinary philosophy

After 6 snowing years, Gatien Demczyna, the executive chef of the Couvent des Minimes*****, warms up his talent in the sun of the Alps, but of Haute Provence this time.

He is now taking over the reins of Le Pesquier bistro before proposing his signature cuisine at the gastronomic table starting 2020.

Happy to be able to work a 4 seasons kitchen, to put tomatoes, eggplants, olive oil and saffron on the menu, Gatien will color its culinary identity of all the richness of Luberon, component according to meetings and favorites.

Le pesquier bistro
in mane

Le Pesquier presents lovers of fine food with the chance of a break that enables you to appreciate Gatien Demczyna’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 (from 12pm to 2pm) and dinner (from 7.30pm to 9.30pm)

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.

Bar « Le Caveau »

During summertime, at garden level, when evening falls, Le Caveau des Minimes offers a relaxed setting with a wide range of fine spirits.

When darkness has settled on Provence, when the moonlight shimmers in the pool and the cicadas’ chirping has ceased… then is party time at Le Caveau des Minimes! In a relaxed atmosphere, tasting becomes an art.

Outside summertime, get comfortable under the magnificent wood framework, in the heart of the grand cloister.

Allow yourself to drift away to the sound of music and in the pleasure of discovering new tastes.

Mane holds many surprises for you, and moments of pure relaxation and escape will be yours to enjoy at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel & L’OCCITANE Spa.

Bar Menu

Le Caveau des Minimes:
Flavours and tasting

dessert at Le Couvent des Minimes

La Cornue wine cellar and cheeses

La Cornue, a wine cellar, the perfect environment for maturing vintage wine and cheeses alike, is a unique experience for you to discover. Regional products take the spotlight, and allow guests to get acquainted with Provençal specialities.

Tastings can be organised on request, according to availability, at the hotel reception.

Gatien Demczyna
Our Head Chef

Career Path

Some people have to learn how to cook and all the different techniques of this art when few others have it in their blood and just have to remember their childhood. Born in the capital of french gastronomy, in a butchers and caterers family, it's as if, since the begining, everything was combined to shepherd Gatien Demczyna at the stove.

From South of France to high altitude resorts, Gatien Demczyna, has consistently put his experience to make good products shine. This way of cooking has become is signature and the recipe of his success.

Rigorous professional, man of compassion and passionate about cooking, do not be suprised to meet him wandering through the woods in the hope to find mushrooms for a new creation.

Now head chef of our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloitre and our bistro Le Pesquier, Gatien Demczyna is committed to ensure a fantastic guest experience.

Having decided to stay in the sun, he has been working in Giono’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

Gatien Demczyna, 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, Gatien Demczyna masterfully combines perfumes and flavours, while upholding a perfect respect of the local produce, adeptly preserving its authenticity. Gatien Demczyna 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.