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Seaside walks and spa treatments in Brittany

5 ideas to unwind

How about a large breath of seaside air before being pampered? Here is a selection of five coastal walks and signature treatments for unique moments of relaxation.

In the blink of an eye

1. The open air and delectable treatments

The caps

From the top of the cliffs with grandiose views, observe the ballet of the cormorants, the range of colours over the moors, the sea stretching out to the horizon… and take a deep breath! The coastal path connecting Cap d’Erquy and Cap Fréhel, a listed Grand site de France, offers the wonderful spectacle of nature in its raw state.
After all the effort, it’s time for some comfort at the Spa marin Thalasso ResortPléneuf-Val André. Its 100% Breton ritual, the “Escale Breizh” spa treatment, features all the emblematic scents of Brittany. Combining the benefits of buckwheat with the heady scent of salted butter caramel, it’s good enough to eat!

Spa marin Thalasso Resort

2. Time stands still facing the ocean


Do you want time for yourself, to relax? Head to the largest Breton island to enjoy a unique universe, just a few miles from the mainland. Sea spray and disconnection are on the programme here. South of Belle-Île, the timeless Aiguilles de Port-Coton rock formation gives way to the wild coast, giving you oxygen with each stride.
Let yourself be pampered at Castel Clara, nestled above Anse de Goulphar, the only island spa in Brittany! The “Douceur de l’Istrenn” treatment reveals the exceptional virtues of typically Breton products, such as oysters and marine crystals. There’s nothing like it for smooth skin!

Castel Clara Thalasso & Spa

3. Relaxation and sea ritual


On Sillon beach, with your feet firmly planted in the sand, your gaze lingers on Cézembre Island on the horizon, watching the gulls dance. Take a deep breath, then gradually hold your breath to the rhythm of the waves for an open-air yoga session!
And why not continue this relaxation session at Thermes Marins overlooking the beach? Treat yourself to Aquatonic® to say goodbye to muscular tension with its heated seawater labyrinth. Then head to the spa to be pampered with a seaweed and rock samphire body wrap. A concentration of iodine for a body like new!

Les Thermes Marins

4. Chic and salty interlude on the Côte d’Amour

La Baule

Are you finding it difficult to choose between villas, pine trees and sea spray? In La Baule, you’ll find it all! Stroll through the little streets and be surprised by its seaside architecture and its art Deco gems, memories of the period of the first sea baths. Then move from the shade of the natural parasols to the foreshore, where your steps invite you to keep going for several kilometres.
A few metres from the beach, Institut Stereden invites you to add salt to your stay with the “Evasion guérandaise” ritual! Complete relaxation with a local influence: a Guérande salt scrub followed by a personalised treatment to soothe away any tension.

Stereden beauté & spa

5. Ode to the blue town and the five senses


You mustn’t miss a stroll around the walled city of Concarneau! Do you want some fresh air? Continue to the corniche and its succession of fine sandy beaches. On the way, you’ll pass the Marinarium and the statue of the Great Cormorant that scans the horizon. The vast Sables-Blancs beach is waiting for you to end this seaside escapade in beauty.
Close to the beach is the latest Breton spa. Take a break in the marine spa with ocean view. Relaxation is guaranteed. Let yourself be tempted by the signature modelage “Balade à Concarneau”. The sound of the waves, the Celtic music, the relaxing qualities of a soothing voice in harmony with the treatment all create a sensory and poetic escape!

Thalasso Concarneau Spa Marin Resort

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