Hot New Hotels: Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel and Spa, Provence, France

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Herrera also recommends this new Relais & Chateaux enclave. Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel & Spa was built in the 17th century as a convent; now it has been entirely modernized while retaining its historic ambiance. It also boasts the first Spa by L’Occitane in France. Renowned Chef Philippe Guerin brings his multiple talents to bear in the gourmet restaurant Le Cloître, mixing local ingredients and natural produce.

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