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A well‑being break in Brittany

A well‑being break in Brittany

Get away from it all, unplug, recharge your batteries… In Brittany, holidays are all about well-being. Here are a few suggestions for taking some time out.

1/ A relaxing gourmet break with Yoga Brunch Bretagne

Yoga, vegetarian cuisine and a relaxing setting. “Yoga Brunch Bretagne” sessions began in 2017 in Saint-Malo and are rolling out to Rennes and La Trinité-sur-Mer from this autumn 2018. Once a month, a yoga teacher and a well-being chef combine their talents to offer mornings of total relaxation. They start with a yoga session, followed by relaxation time. An organic vegetarian brunch is then served, with a new culinary experience on offer each time. A tasty and relaxing break.

 


2/ The vegan-friendly Restaurant Annadata in Saint-Malo

In Sanskrit, the name of this restaurant means ‘someone who provides food’. In the inner town of Saint-Malo, Annadata is a new vegetarian gourmet restaurant inspired by Myriam Domange’s love of fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes. Manager and chef, Myriam does the rounds of Saint-Malo’s markets to find organic, local produce. Her refined gourmet dishes are mainly inspired by Asiatic and Ayurvedic cuisine. Vegetarian cookery courses are also offered once a month.

Set menus at €28 and €34.


3/ Away from it all…

There’s no better way to recharge your batteries than to cut yourself off from the outside world. On the Isle of Callot, facing Carantec (Bay of Morlaix, Finistere), this former schoolhouse reopened in the summer of 2018 as a charming holiday home. The white colours and pale wood of the furniture, which remind you of its former purpose, add to the serene atmosphere of the place. At high tide, when all the visitors have gone, the island offers a peaceful setting, with rushes, heather and fine sandy beaches. Try a spot of fishing on the River Brivet and in the Brière Marshes for guaranteed peace and quiet in a natural setting. There are small and cosy fishing huts available, with nets so that you can try to catch pike, eels or carp. Listen to the silence!


4/ Forest immersion and the art of ‘hygge’

Brittany’s landscapes are ideal places to practise the new trends in well-being. Forest immersion is very popular in Japan and is said to recharge your batteries due to the energy flows that pass through the trees. You can try it yourself in the forests of Brocéliande, Huelgoat, Carnoët, Quénécan, Camors, Fougères and others. The Danish art of hygge is all about the well-being that come from the small pleasures of everyday life. Stroll on the beach, listen to the waves, breathe in the scent of maritime pines, eat a butter and sugar crêpe… Pure happiness!


5/ The digital detox cure

Say goodbye to wi-fi, mobiles, texting, e-mails, social networking, online chat… It’s time to switch off and take a digital detox break, as offered by France is Fun, in Finistère. The programme includes yoga, Pilates, a detox cookery workshop, a nature walk and beginners’ stand-up paddle boarding (€760 for 5 days and 5 nights). In the Morbihan Department, Relaxocéane is launching “Island Immersion” days. The idea is to let yourself get cut off by the tide on the island of Berder, at Larmor-Baden, to reconnect with the real you. (€60 for the day).

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