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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. Zen at the top

Between Cap d’Erquy and Cap Fréhel

A panoramic view from the cliffs. The sea as far as the eyes can see. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ballet of the cormorants and gulls and the multiple colours of the moors. With its coastal path, Cap d’Erquy-Cap Fréhel, a listed Grand site de France, offers the wonderful spectacle of nature in its raw state. Back in Val-André, head to Spa Marin for another, highly remineralising journey: the marine rain exfoliation ritual. On the menu, a three-salt back scrub under a shower of hot sea water, before a relaxing massage by expert hands. You’ll leave with a bounce in your step!

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. Sensory escapade in the blue city


In the southern Finistère, between Lorient and Quimper, a stroll through the walled city of Concarneau is a must. Enjoy shopping and a walk along the ramparts, and to prolong the pleasure, head to the cornice and its succession of fine sandy beaches. On the way you’ll see the marinarium, the statue of the Great Cormorant, and finally the beauty of Sables Blanc beach. This is one of the last thalasso centres in Brittany. Take a well-earned break in the marine spa with ocean view. Then, join the beautician for a different kind of stroll: this time, a signature, ultra relaxing massage with the gentle murmuring of the waves in the background and a few notes of Celtic music, all inviting you to let go. This sensory escapade is poetic, unique!

Thalasso Concarneau Spa Marin Resort

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