In the heart of Green Provence in the Sainte-Baume Massif, the Basilica of Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume and the neighbouring Convent were founded in 1295 by Charles II of Anjou, the King of Sicily and Count of Provence to house the relics of St. Maria Magdalena, whose tomb had been discovered here in 1279.
This is the finest Provencal gothic building in the South East of France.
Placed under royal protection by Louis XII at the beginning of the 16th century, the Convent was entrusted to the Dominicans, who brought it safely through the centuries in spite of many upheavals – the war between the Catholics and the Huguenots during which it became a fortress, its abandonment in 1791 during the Revolution, and its restoration in 1859 by Father Lacordaire, who had the west wing built.

When the Dominicans left in 1959, the Royal Convent became a cultural centre and tourist venue. In 1999, the Société Hôtelière France Patrimoine turned the convent into a ***hotel, and the refurbishment work was completed in 2003.

The rooms :
The Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin hotel is in the heart of Green Provence in the town of Saint-Maximin
la Ste-Baume.

There are 67 *** bedrooms on two floors
They overlook the cloister or the garden

Receptions :
Hold your wedding, reception, or great family event in the prestigious setting of the Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin hotel.

The gothic Great Refectory can accommodate up to 300 people, and the summer cloisters up to 600.

To add that special touch to your event, we can help you with organising floral decoration, music, photographs, video … using people whose know-how and knowledge of the place will contribute to the success of your reception.

he restaurant is in the Chapter House, looking out on to the Cloister

From the end of May, service in the Cloisters

Conferences :
You can hold your seminar, symposium, general meeting, conference or working day in the prestigious setting of the Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin hotel.

7 rooms, giving a total area of 920m², with different capacities (6 to 300 people) and styles
– wireless internet access and network acces

– Open all day, except Sunday evening
– opening times: 12.00 – 14.00 and 19.00 – 22.00

Half board available for 29 euros/day/person
Pets allowed : 10 euros per day.

Children free under 12 years old.