Well-being / slow

Well-being / slow

Relax and enjoy the present moment, amidst the mountains.

Wellness in Springtime

In spring, life in the mountains is all about relaxing

How about if we took advantage of spring to take a break and recharge our batteries, to just slow down with the mountains as our backdrop? With your feet in water, and your head turned towards the mighty peaks, ski resort spas offer the perfect setting to relax and treat yourself. Why not take a yoga course, bringing yourself back to life in the mountains, just as nature does every spring, or simply find out more about what local produce.

5 Spas with Mountain Views

1. Balnéo & Spa Nuxe Durancia, Montgenèvre

Who could resist the lure of the Balnéo & Spa Nuxe Durancia, located at 1860m in Montgenèvre in the Hautes Alpes. Facing the mountain, this spa is an oasis of tranquility, with nature waking up with spring all around you. Whirlpools, jacuzzis, sauna and steam rooms, it’s too easy to relax in the Balneotherapy area. Just let yourself drift away in the heated outdoor pool or head to the spa and the wellness areas for absolute peace with your partner or friends.

2. Les Bains du Rocher, Cauterets

This thermal spa in the heart of the Pyrenees and is perfect for finding some inner harmony. In a natural setting, carved from the rocks, it’s all about relaxation. Take it easy after a day’s skiing, hiking or just find some “me time”.

3. The Sensoria, Saint Lary Soulan

With natural-heated water at 32°C, in a cave-like setting, it’s easy to let go at the Sensoria Rio in Saint Lary Soulan. With its two new outdoor pools overlooking the Pyrenees, everyone can enjoy the jets and whirlpools. And the best part? The outdoor jacuzzi is a great way to relax and let the world pass by!

4. The Spa Ô Des Lauzes, La Léchère-les-Bains

In the valley below Valmorel, this beautiful thermal spa will be open from 28 March 2022. Choose from relaxation areas, treatments and an outdoor jacuzzi from to admire the Lauzière massif. And to end another wonderful day, why not head to the Morel waterfall. In spring, the snow melts and flows from the peaks down, powering the waterfall. The soft mist that is created and floats in the air is incredibly good for you.

5. The Grands Bains du Monêtier, Serre-Chevalier

The warm waters of the Grands Bains du Monêtier have been famous since the Romans used these hot springs. This is a true aqua playground situated at the foot of the mountains, where you can go from a musical grotto to warm marble, passing the outdoor baths on the way to marvel at the stunning view of the mountains.

Try Yoga in the peaks to recharge your batteries

With the sun lightening the skies, warmer days and nature coming back to life, there’s no better setting a yoga retreat. With perfect timing, the Savoyard resort of Les Menuires has their annual Yogiski Week on offer from 11-17 April. What’s on? Yoga, of course, but the week is full of relaxing and calming activities to enjoy.

Take advantage of spring by spending yoga weekends at altitude in Haute-Maurienne Vanoise. The focus is all about the rejuvenation of body and mind by practicing yoga in a calming setting.

Another date to watch out for is from 16-18 April 2022 at the ‘Festival du Bien-être en Montagne’ in Auron.