well-being & ACTIVITIES
Art of living, art of wellbeing
Art of living, art of wellbeing
The Mas de l'Amarine, steeped in positive vibrations and rooted deeply in its origins, has a special aura that bestows a peacefully invigorating energy. It's a propitious place for body and mind to find their way to wellbeing.
Your fulfilment and joie de vivre are our priority. Our Attrape Rêves wellbeing space (the name means 'dream catcher') offers a unique, exclusive experience: a pitch-perfect combination of skill and rigour with a pinch of poetry, to relax you, cultivate your beauty and reconnect you with your body.
- Massages and beauty treatments with Céline Escand's Baume Intégral, our beauty icon.
- Sapssaie, a psycho-physical discipline that's 100% made in Provence
- Yoga, Pilates and dynamic walking in the Alpilles hills
- Bespoke Cocoon Coaching for a complete retreat
In our dovecote converted into a massage and beauty care space, in the garden and even out in the wild countryside around, our experts will give of their best to lead you to serenity and beauty.
Provence and the Alpilles, a legendary destination
Provence in internationally famous for its landscapes, villages and sights. And in the heart of Provence rises the Alpilles range, like a mineral barrier, its limestone outcrops dotted with pine trees and broom. This is an area much loved by visitors. Its picturesque villages, its castles, its Roman remains, its wine, its olive oil and its gastronomy all speak of gentle living, beauty, culture and enjoyment. This is the Provence so many artists loved and portrayed in their paintings, writings and music. How could we not love it? How could we not want to share it with you?
The Mas de l'Amarine is ideally located to put a wide range of discoveries within your reach, from the famous village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence just nearby and the sights of the Alpilles hills to the farthest reaches of Provence.
In the neighbourhood
The Alpilles area has a quite magical way of combining the down-to-earth and authentic with the elegant and refined. Traditional festivities celebrate local produce, bullfight games, folk traditions and the trades of olden days. In December, each village holds a Christmas market for the quintessentially Provençal 'big supper' with its veillée ceremony and 13 desserts. Enjoying good food is a serious business here! Seated outside a restaurant in the plane trees' shade, discovering a chef's special dish, visiting wine cellars and oil mills: gourmets, epicureans and foodies will be spoilt for choice. Sources of great local pride are the Vallée-des-Baux PDO olive oils, and our wines, with France's foremost organic appellation in terms of its number of wine estates.
The Provence of the Alpilles is also an ode to nature. Whatever your tastes and your level, there are footpaths and VTT trails, horse riding and a rock climbing site. The scents of pine woods and garrigue, the chirping of cicadas and the sound of the wind, the silence of the small hours or sunset: pure poetry.
This is also a land steeped in history. It has preserved its historic buildings, from small chapels to imposing abbeys, towers and castles whose majestic ruins stand out against the azure sky. Different civilisations have passed through, and there are some major Roman sites.
A little further out
Think of a circle with the Mas de l'Amarine, your home base, at its centre. Heading north you can discover Avignon and its festival or its papal palace, or visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape for its wine. Heading east you'll come upon the Roman remains of Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, and medieval villages like Uzès; or head into the Camargue, passing through many-faceted Arles. To the west are Mont Ventoux, the Luberon, the ochre quarries and, further along, Mont Sainte-Victoire and Aix-en-Provence. Or you might boldly head south to Marseille and its museums, islands, fishing harbours and rocky creeks.
Whichever way you go, at l'Amarine you'll find our guide with all our suggestions, advice and sketch maps to help you.
Saint Rémy de Provence : our little village is a real gem to discover: archeological site Glanum, Estrine Museum, St Paul de Mausole cloister, Van Gogh route, the native Nostradamus's house, the artist road, local traditionnal events, the jazz festival in september & lot's of other things to discover www.saintremy-de-provence.com
Baux de Provence : An essential step to visit the village & the castle of Baux de Provence as well as the unique Carrière des lumières show on "Marc Chagall - Midsummer Nights' Dreams" 2016 . www.lesbauxdeprovence.com
Arles : Follow the rich Roman path of this antique city through the Arena, the antique theater & the fantastic museum of ancient arles. Discover the new Van Gogh fondation & the famous Les rencontres d'Arles (the international photography events) in july & august, learn to be an aficionado of the traditional ferias (Easter & September) www.arlestourisme.com
La Camargue: Immerse yourself into the authenticity of la Camargue by discovering the wild beach of Beauduc, enjoying the flight of a pink flamingo group on the Vacarès pound, having lunch in la Chassagnette organic garden..... www.camargue.fr
Avignon : Take your time to visit the majestic Palace of the Popes & to wander in the streets of the historic centre. In july, take part of the lively Avignon Theater Festival. www.avignon-tourisme.com
Luberon excursion: Hunt for antiques in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, refresh yourself at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse spring, get lost in the small alley of Gordes & Bonnieux hilltop villages , walk through the colorful ochre trail in Roussillon.....luberon.fr
Marseille: Get into the real Marseille Accent by visiting the old port & old city "le panier", discover the mediteranean cultures in the Mucem, let's raise to « La Bonne Mère » Notre-Dame de la Garde , sail from secret cove to secret cove between Marseille & Cassis www.marseille-tourisme.com & www.ot-cassis.com