What if a stay in the beautiful region of Normandy was an opportunity to take care of yourself? Forget the stress of everyday life and enjoy a natural setting between forests, large green spaces and beaches to slow down time and recharge your batteries. In the region, nature is a call to many activities related to well-being: walking, relaxation, yoga and moments of communion with the natural elements. Not to mention the facilities that welcome the public for a stay in a thalassotherapy center or in a spa. Treat yourself to a well-being stay in Normandy is the opportunity to let go and regain energy.
Well-being activities in the heart of nature
Nature has this power to appease souls and to do good. In Normandy, several relaxation activities take place in the heart of natural spaces. We can start by reaching the forest of Grimbosq on the outskirts of Caen for an initiation into shirin-yoku. This forest bath, an activity that has its roots in 1980s Japan, offers an immersion among the trees, simply observing nature and listening to the sounds. We also take the time to stop to lean against a tree and close our eyes, in order to feel the energies and decompress. The experience ends with the tasting of a tea and discussions around the benefits of sylvotherapy.
Along the coast, a stop at Bec d’Andaine in the English Channel is an opportunity to indulge in Afghan walking, a walking technique based on the principle of coordinating breathing to the rhythm of your steps. We then stroll on the long stretches of sand surrounded by dunes and where Mont-Saint-Michel watches in the distance. During this revitalizing activity, we walk while staring at the horizon, we take the time to breathe before ending with a relaxation session on the sand. Always facing the sea, yoga on the beach, an activity that can be enjoyed at La Villa d’Eaux in Villers-sur-Mer, allows you to alternate sessions between the setting of this building with certain charm and the beach. On the sand, the setting is perfect to feel all the benefits of a practice that remains gentle, but which relaxes the muscles and relieves the mind for sure.
Join a thalasso or a spa
Want to take a break and go for a relaxing weekend with friends? Normandy welcomes groups determined to do themselves good. During a thalasso in Donville-les-Bains, not far from Granville, the stay oscillates between moments at the marine spa, oxygenating walks on the beach and cabin sessions for a treatment based on pitching. This mud, which is a mixture of marine alluvium, sand and silt, is 100% local and natural, and the benefits for the skin are recognized. The Hotel **** de la Baie – Granville Thalasso Prévôtal does everything in its power to ensure that everyone leaves feeling refreshed and revitalized.
And then there are also the spas , which are numerous in Normandy. Among the very popular places are the Thalazur Cabourg and its swimming pool right in the dunes, the Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm which also allows you to enjoy the charms of the seaside resort, or even the Bains des Docks in Le Havre, for the pleasure of relaxing. relax in the midst of avant-garde architecture. Swimming pools, saunas, hammams, balneotherapy, various massages, herbal teas, all the elements are there for you to feel good and breathe.