Area & Activities Le Couvent Royal

Hotel in Saint-Maximin la Sainte-Baume

Stay at the Couvent Royal and enjoy all the activities of the region

Area & Activities

The Couvent Royal of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is in Provence (South-East of France) and is a good location to visit all the famous cities and towns of the region such as : Aix-en-Provence, Brignoles, Marseille, Aubagne…

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Enjoy of your stay at the Couvent Royal to visit Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. You could visit the famous Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, the place of the arcades, the « Hôtel-Dieu », the Clock Tower (La Tour de l’Horloge), the place « Malherbe » with its fountain and obelisk. The city has plenty of shops and every Wednesday morning, a local market is installed near the Couvent Royal where you can find many local products and artifacts. Saint-Maximin is also well known for its « santon » (ornamental crib figures).

The city has plenty of shops and every Wednesday morning, a local market is installed near the Couvent Royal where you can find many local products and artifacts. Saint-Maximin is also well known for its « santon » (ornamental crib figures).

Discovery of the region

Near Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, you can visit authentic Provencal villages : Barjols, Brignoles, Carcès, Cotignac, Nans-les-Pins…

You can also discover the main cities of the Provence : Aix-en-Provence (40km from the hotel), Marseille and Cassis near the Mediterranean sea (1 hour drive from the hotel) as well as Aubagne (between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille).

Winery tourism

During your stay at the Couvent Royal, you can visit local wineries and taste the famous rosé wine of Provence.

Around Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, you can visit the following wine cellars :

Religious heritage

This area of Provence is called « Provence Verte » and it’s famous for its 3 pilgrimage sites :
  • - Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume with the Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
  • - Plan d’Aups Sainte-Baume with the cave of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
  • - Cotignac and the Sanctuary Notre-Dame de Grâce and the Monastery Saint-Joseph
  • Other religious monuments to visit in the Var area :
  • - Abbey of the Celle (near Brignoles)
  • - Abbey of the Thoronet
  • - Chartreuse de la Verne (near Collobrières)

Religious heritage

This area of Provence is called « Provence Verte » and it’s famous for its 3 pilgrimage sites :
  • - Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume with the Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
  • - Plan d’Aups Sainte-Baume with the cave of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
  • - Cotignac and the Sanctuary Notre-Dame de Grâce and the Monastery Saint-Joseph
  • Other religious monuments to visit in the Var area :
  • - Abbey of the Celle (near Brignoles)
  • - Abbey of the Thoronet
  • - Chartreuse de la Verne (near Collobrières)