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A wellness retreat in Brittany

The best in R&R

This is the perfect time. ‘You’ time, to surround yourself with positive energy and connect with the invigorating elements, for a gentle reboot. Where better to re-energise than Brittany? To fill your lungs with the refreshing salty sea breeze, soak up the beneficial trace elements and treat yourself to some blissfully indulgent pampering, check out our 5 suggestions: It’s up to you to pick which one will do you the most good!

In the blink of an eye

1. A cosy island getaway

Sport Ouessant & Spa – Ushant Island 

Feel like something completely different? A timeless break to recharge your batteries? Head to Ushant Island (Île d’Ouessant in French). From Brest or Le Conquet, set off for a one-to-two-hour ocean crossing to an unspoilt bay. There, you’ll find a hotel nestling amidst peaceful surroundings, dedicated to well-being and inspired by the local traditional architecture. The guest rooms, duplex suites and apartment are graced with a soothing blend of wood, metal, glass and velvet. Yoga, aquagym, aquabiking, mindfulness meditation, sessions in a reversible sauna (dry heat or steam), musical entertainment (harp and grand piano) … A temple for the senses, where you can while away quality time just for you!

Sport Ouessant & Spa

2. Well-being at the water’s edge

Sequoia Bien-Etre – Larmor-Plage

Come and boost your energy levels beside this majestic Sequoia! A welcoming sanctuary 10 minutes south of Lorient dedicated to spa time, health, balneotherapy and sport, in a leafy green setting bathed in light. Restorative massages, bespoke programmes: utter bliss. You can try aerial yoga or pramagym, a unique work-out session in an interactive, connected gym… and unwind between two gentle or more intense sessions over lunch, a book or a chat. A sure way to feel freshly inspired!

Sequoia Bien-Etre

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3. Natural stones, inner peace

La Ferme Mellon – Plouguernével

This is one of those places where time stands still. Deep in the Breton countryside, between Monts d’Arrée and Lake Guerlédan, Jörg and Silke at the Ferme Mellon give you a choice of accommodation options – B&B, chalet, cabin or tiny house – before making you feel at home in the wellness area, inspired by crystal healing. The idea: draw on stones’ natural powers to rebalance your physical and mental energies. Find relief, rebuild confidence, embrace positive emotions – reap the benefits of this time-honoured practice. Reviving hot stone massage or a wholesome sauna experience: a few hours is all you’ll need to find inner peace again!

La Ferme Mellon

4. A restful reset near Lorient

Le Manoir des Eperviers – Queven

How about packing your bag and treating yourself to a few days of detox in a picture-postcard setting? 15 minutes from Lorient, Le Manoir des Eperviers is open Thursdays to Mondays for a feel-good body and mind reboot. In this haven of peace, no matter what cleanse option you choose – mono diet, juice or water fast – the programme is straightforward and appealing: relaxing, breathing and socialising. Hydration and rest are combined with stretching, walking, chilling by the pool, sophrology, massage and meditation. Everything to help you switch off and unwind!

Le Manoir des Eperviers

5. An exquisite oasis by the sea

Hôtel Restaurant & Spa La Butte, à Plouider

A mindful care experience, in a setting that champions excellence and sustainability? This is what guests are promised at La Butte, north of Finistère, with the perfect recipe for a revitalising pick-me-up. Comfortable, elegant guest rooms, Yin yoga sessions and meditation workshops, amidst pastel shades and materials that chime with the elements of this corner of Brittany. Beside the pool or looking out to sea, here you really can enjoy the luxury of time. So why not extend your stay with the Hatha yoga session on Sunday morning!

“Méditation & Mouvements” break at La Butte

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