Whether you are looking for a postnatal treatment on île de Ré, a romantic weekend in Arcachon, a relaxing city dweller break in La Rochelle or Hendaye, each of Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s well-being holidays is a combination of harmony of the senses and total relaxation in the beauty of landscapes, with mild weather, from January to December!
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is France’s number one region for balneology, with 14 spas and 27 of the country’s thermal resorts. The diversity of subsoils makes the amount of mineral salts and trace elements vary in the water they filter, so there are any different virtues and types of treatments.
THALASSOTHERAPY: THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
What is thalassotherapy? Ocean water treatments in spas located less than 1,000 metres from the sea. The word was invented by Doctor de La Bonnardière, in Arcachon. The same treatments, but with “regular” water are known as balneotherapy. Essential oil massages, hot stones, shiatsu… relaxation, inner peace and beauty at their finest!
Vinotherapy simply had to be popular in the region of France where there are the finest wine vineyards in the world! Why not try a honey and wine treatment, a crushed cabernet exfoliation or a vine drainage?
NATURISM, A MODERN WAY OF LIFE
Naturism has a long history that goes back to the Age of Enlightment and over the years, has become one of the main values of environmentalfriendliness, sustainable development and mutual respect. On the Atlantic Coast, the mild oceanic climate favoured the establishment of naturist sites along 720km of coastline in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Space, pine trees for shade, long sandy beaches… this perfectly describes Montalivet’s Hélio Marin Centre (CHM), in Médoc. This is France’s oldest (1949) and Europe’s largest naturist holiday resort. In the countryside, green naturism also has its fans. Corrèze or Périgord forests, crystal clear rivers, a beach at Vassivière lake, the hills of Lot-et- Garonne with orchards worthy of the Garden of Eden, all the way to the foot of the Pyrénées… It is wonderful to live in the intimacy and comfort of preserved nature.
OUR HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY WRAP
The stimulating and infusing wrap for devitalised skin, at Les Sources de Caudalie, is a warm recipe of bentonite clay, crushed grape extracts (seeds, pulp, stems) and grape-seed oil gives you and your body a burst of new energy when you feel exhausted, pressured or stressed out by city living.
LES ANTILLES DE JONZAC
A real cocoon, dedicated to relaxation, well-being and pleasure, the Antilles de Jonzac aquatic centre invites you to come and enjoy an exotic journey. At the tropical lagoon, enjoy yourself in the wave pool with its 60m slide, geyser effects, games and activities.
CHÂTEAU GUITON, A NATURIST CAMPING
This charming old stone farm, in an “Entre-deux-mers” wine resort in Bordelais vineyards, allows you to discover all the gems Nouvelle-Aquitaine has to offer.
- A great choice of thermal stations and thalassotherapy centres.
- Exceptional care (thalassotherapy and vinotherapy) in specific institutions.
- Many naturist holiday resorts on the Atlantic coast and in