Bearn Pyrenees Basque country France winter break destination

The Pays Basque region of France is only a 90 minute flight from London and is the perfect destination for those seeking peace and quiet. You can experience the wonders of the beautiful sandy beaches, the mountains, colourful countryside and also gastronomic gems. There are thethalassotherapy centres along the basque coast and also thermal and spa baths, so you can unwind, relax and explore the countryside.

Those who are enthusiastic about thermal baths and the benefits that come from them will relish a trip to the Basque coast. This coast benefits from the unique qualities that are in the Atlantic Ocean, as the water is rich in minerals, trace elements and iodine. To add to this the local climate is warm and sunny for almost all of the year.

Located between the ocean and the mountains, the region is ideal for recharging your batteries and taking some time for yourself, while making the most of the beautifully preserved scenery. Dip your feet in the ocean while taking in the dominant silhouette of the Pyrenées mountains that are just a stone’s throw away.

The five thalassotherapy centres on the Basque coast invite you to experience the invigorating effects of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the benefits of sea water. Anglet, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Biarritz and Hendaye are all located on magnificent beaches and offer a variety of treatments tailored to your needs, varying in length and specialty. Visitors can treat themselves to just a weekend or a whole week if they prefer, with various themes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, sports or post-natal.

Thanks to the natural springs from surrounding mountains, it is also possible to enjoy thermal activities. The BéarnPyrénées–Basque country is home to numerous reputable thermal institutions such as Salies de Béarn and Cambo-les-Bains. Here, once again, the water’s therapeutic virtues will leave you feeling completely refreshed.

Whether you prefer thalassotherapy or thermal therapy, this is the dream destination for rejuvenating your body and relaxing, while taking advantage of the numerous treasures (culture, history, nature, gastronomy etc) the region has to offer.

Between treatments, enjoy a spot of shopping in Biarritz or Saint-Jean-de-Luz, discover the numerous golf courses in the area, visit some of the typical villages or try out culinary specialties, for a wonderful trip that will leave you feeling revived thanks to everything this unique region has to offer.
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