In the 17th century, a convent was built near the village of Mane, in the South of France, and named after its first inhabitants - the Minim Brothers

The Minim Brothers, were botanist monks, who built terraced gardens and cultivated the lands all around the convent. They grew and studied several beneficial plant species and used their expertise to provide food and remedies to the surrounding community. These same plants have inspired the current collection of beauty care products and can be found in our recipes today. 

During the French Revolution, the monks were forced to abandon the convent and it remained vacant for almost a century.