Winter is fast on its way, the workload is piling ever higher in the office and city life is taking its toll. So when the winter blues truly begin to set in, give your body the break it deserves and get away for a relaxing spa weekend. The options on offer just across the channel are never-ending and all provide a solace of peace and serenity, entirely dedicated to the well-being of your body.
The Sofitel Thalassa in Biarritz is comprised of four pavilions - each dedicated to different relaxation and spa treatments. Young or old, guests are treated to sea water pools, heated swimming pools and individual treatment rooms overlooking the sea.
In Pornic, the Alliance Thalasso & Spa Hotel offers a modern oasis, dedicated to thalassotherapy and spa treatments. Saunas, steam baths, massages and fitness classes are all on offer to guests, morning, noon and night. The hotel's restaurant, Source, rustles up great fresh dishes, all made from local produce by chef Gilles Defives. Fitness fanatics are extremely well-catered for and can choose from bio-detox or slimming menus.
The Grand Hotel des Thermes in Saint-Malo also combines well-being with great food. It offers 16 specific packages, including health, slimming and spa programs. Lie back and enjoy the massages, facials, scrubs and beauty treatments. The hotel has even taken the time to develop its own products, made from exotic ingredients such as prickly pear and hibiscus flowers.
Visitors can also enjoy a variety of walks in the area, amongst which is the romantic walk around the Island of Grand Bé. Otherwise, take a stroll around the Grand Aquarium or enjoy a round of golf in Saint-Malo.A weekend of culture and class in Paris Golf weekend