"Water is not the source of life, it is life" Saint-Exupéry
Seawater, iodised air, seaweed and sand...
Thalassotherapy introduces you to your new allies. They are the
guarantors of your new-found fitness, peace of mind, the return
of your slim figure and a sublime complexion...
The combination of the marine environment with natural medicine
offers the perfect solution to organisms that have been neglected
and are in need of restoration: eliminating the toxins, boosting
the organism's major functions, relaxing knotted muscles, aiding
blood circulation and stimulating tired skin. The sea air, seaweed,
salt, sand and the natural surroundings in general are the very
essence of the marine world and they play a crucial role in all
these benefits to your organism.
Seawater is thalassotherapy's most fundamental natural ingredient.
Its density of salt, wealth of minerals and abundance of trace
elements make it a primary source for recharging your organism.
To make the most of its benefits, thalassotherapy professionals
have learnt to master its properties and offer you all the advantages
whilst respecting its nature. Taken from the depths of the open
sea, it is filtered, heated and then put to use to improve your
health and well-being.
Seaweed, the queen of the marine environment, is really a rich
concentrate of minerals and vitamins, essential for your major
biological functions. Ground and broken up, and then reduced to
powder, it is given to you as hot packs, which liberate the balancing,
refreshing and regenerating qualities of the different types of
To reinforce the beneficial effects of its treatments, we have
selected exceptional locations in the most beautiful regions in
France. They all offer a healthy change of scenery and a wealth
of cultural interest.
A. Hyères (Provence) - 2*
In the 17th century, Hyères was already well-known for
its microclimate and, from the 19th century onwards, thanks to
the development of the railway, winter tourism transformed the
town into a famous resort. Here, thalassotherapy goes hand in
hand with sunshine and the idle life. Five minutes from the spot
de lAlmanarre which is known to windsurfers
the world over, Hyères thalassothérapy bathes all
year round in a hot and dry climate.
HOW TO GET THERE
By road: access via the Paris-Nice Autoroute du Soleil (A6)
TGV [High-speed train]: Paris/Toulon, 5h30
Air : Paris/Toulon-Hyères + taxi,1h15
B. Hôtel de Paris in MONTE CARLO / MONACO
(South France) - Luxury Hotel
A few exceptional luxury hotels one day cease to be an address and
become a legend. The Hôtel de Paris is one of them. Built
in 1864 with the ambition to offer the best of an era, the Hôtel
de Paris continues to symbolize this same excellence in the art
of hospitality. Enchantingly situated on the Golden Square of the
Place du Casino, with 197 extravagantly luxurious rooms and suites
and stunning salons for meetings at the top, the Hôtel de
Paris is heir to the spirit of the grand hotels.
A night at the Hôtel de Paris is an unforgettable experience,
a few hours of the pure magic of your dreams, blended with absolute
comfort, luxury down to the smallest details, perfect service and
that inexplicable flavor of the extraordinary that makes the Hôtel
de Paris of Monte-Carlo a place like no other in the world.
HOW TO GET THERE :
Nice airport with direct flights from Paris.
BRITTANy : golfing close to D-Day beaches At DEAUVILLE
C. Quiberon (South Brittany) - 4*
Welcome to the roots of thalassotherapy. Magnificently located at
the tip of the peninsula, since 1964 Quiberon thalassotherapy has
been the undisputed symbol of modern thalassotherapy.
The Quiberon site is renowned worldwide for its sunny, bracing and
invigorating climate, its wild coastline and its extremely pure
water. In direct contact with the ocean, the thalassotherapy site
enjoys a unique view, looking out towards Belle Ile en Mer. It is
equipped with the latest installations, including the spectacular
water-exercise circuit. 2 hotels are linked directly together: the
Sofitel Thalassa , which has recently been renovated, and the Sofitel
HOW TO GET THERE
By road: 5 hrs from Paris via Nantes or Rennes
By train : 3½ hrs on the TGV [High-speed train] Paris/Auray,
Paris/Quiberon in July/August
Air: 1 hr Paris Roissy CDG /Lorient,
Shuttle service operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to certain
D. Dinard (North Brittany) - 3*
Opened in July 1990, the Dinard Institute enjoys a superb panorama
over the sea and the ramparts of Saint-Malo, and is a very welcoming
establishment. Its decoration scheme is designed to encourage
rest and relaxation.
The Institute also incorporates a Beauty and Hairdressing Salon
(facial treatments, body treatments, special massages, hand and
foot treatments, hair removal, hair treatments) and a Fitness
Centre with a relaxation swimming pool, a (seawater) jacuzzi,
2 hammams, 2 saunas, a muscle-toning room, and the option of taking
water-massages (charge payable) at the Fitness Centre.
The (seawater) relaxation swimming pool opens onto a terrace-solarium
overlooking the sea and the ramparts of Saint-Malo.
HOW TO GET THERE:
By road: 4 hours from Paris
TGV [High-speed train] Paris/Rennes : 2 hrs from Paris