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11 wellbeing spots on the Atlantic coast

The thalassotherapy centres offer a wealth of ways to feel good, like here in Pornic, Loire-Atlantique.
The scent of salty air, invigorating sea spray and a relaxing atmosphere... breathe! Happiness is waiting on the Atlantic coast. From La Baule down to the Basque Country, the sea’s natural benefits are harnessed to create bespoke treatments, with thalassotherapy centres offering a wealth of ways to feel good and a host of novel features. All to be consumed without moderation.
Feel unique in La Baule

The thalasso spa at La Baule’s Le Royal dedicates its team of professionals, doctors, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists, beauticians, dieticians, sophrologists and sports coaches to the ‘Be Unique’ program, entirely customised for each visitor. There’s a total of 24 treatments to choose from, performed in an exclusive wellness suite of 35m². A truly regal experience.
Barrière Le Royal Thalasso & Spa, La Baule (External link)

Transform yourself in Pornichet

‘Metamorphosis’ is the overall wellness approach on offer at the Relais Thalasso Château des Tourelles in Pornichet. It’s all about physical and mental reprogramming with body and facial care, sports coaching, healthy food (a juice bar, plus gluten- and lactose-free breakfasts), cooking classes and talks on naturotherapy... to strip back and start again.
Relais Thalasso - Château des Tourelles (External link) (French only)

Get sporty in Pornic

Muscle strengthening, healthy heart maintenance and a refined physique… there’s nothing like regular exercise to feel good. The ‘Tempo Sport’ experience at the Alliance Pornic invites guests to find their own rhythm and establish a personalised, structured and sustainable programme, with the invaluable advice of a coach.
Alliance Pornic (External link)

Give your back some love in Les Sables-d’Olonne

Back pain is the complaint of the century – daily tensions cause articular and muscle strain that a break by the sea can relieve. At the Thalasso Relais in Les Sables d’Olonne, the back is the focus of the new ‘Dos et Harmonie du Corps’ treatment. There are 24 treatments across 6 days involving stretching, relaxing massages, wraps, baths with essential oils and even a session with an osteopath.
Côté Ouest Relais Thalasso, Les Sables d'Olonne (External link) (French only)

Find your zen in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Goodbye stress and fatigue! To find your inner calm, try restorative program ‘Zen & Sleep’ developed by the Thalasso Valdys Resort in Saint-Jean-de-Monts. It offers a choice of workshops (sopho-relaxation, meditation, breathing, yoga, self-massage or Nordic walking), two individual relaxation sessions, three full body cryotherapy sessions and tips on releasing tension.
Thalasso Valdys Resort, Saint-Jean-de-Monts (External link)

Breathe on Île de Ré

You can’t have good health and energy levels without optimal oxygenation. Thalasso Île de Ré focuses on breathing through two new innovative treatments. Revolutionary in thalassotherapy, ‘Cure Oxygenation’ and ‘Cocktail O2’ use a hyperbaric chamber equipped with marine aerosols. You’ll truly catch your breath after a few days!
Côté Thalasso Ile de Ré (External link) (French only)

Tone up on Île d’Oléron

Located at the edge of the magnificent Gatseau beach, the recently renovated Novotel Thalassa on the island of Oléron offers a new personalised sensory marine course in a private pool, alternating between relaxing and invigorating water jets. While comfortably lying on an underwater bed, visitors enjoy a lymphatic drainage directly into the water.
Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint-Trojean (External link)

Improve your sleep in La Rochelle

The Chatelaillon’s ‘Stress and Sleep’ programme aims to help visitors reconnect with themselves from the comfort of its Grande Terrasse. Over the course of 6 days, 18 treatments (including acupuncture) are combined with the benefits of seawater and the local surroundings to allow you to let go and find your inner harmony. Because once you sleep well, you eat well, move well and think well too.
La Grande Terrasse, Hotels & Spas La Rochelle (External link)

Try out hypnotherapy in Royan

It’s hypnotherapy that has inspired a dedicated forthcoming event at Thalazur Royan in 2019. This mental journey, using the power of visualisation, accompanies the ‘Better sleep’ and ‘Better digestion’ programmes here. There are also individual sessions in ‘Anti-stress and mental calm’ and ‘Physique and nutrition’, as well as a comprehensive menu of other treatments.
Thalazur Royan (External link) (French only)

Stick to your resolutions in Arcachon

Want to quit smoking, eat better, feel less tired and take up sport again? Thalazur Atlantique Arcachon’s new ‘Balancing and Harmony’ course offers a very targeted programme to help you honour your resolutions with the support of a sports coach, plus an introduction to naturotherapy to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Thalazur Arcachon (External link) (French only)

Slow down in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

At Thalazur in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, life slows down. Learning to live in the present moment is the objective of this exclusive centre’s series of four treatments, entitled ‘Slow’. Workshops in “Slow gourmet tasting” and “Slow conscious walking” by the sea accompany an “Anti-stress slow attitude”, which teaches visitors how to lead a gentler way of life.
Thalazur Saint-Jean-de-Luz (External link)