Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in France
Best months to visit
Autumn is great in Paris, while summers are best spent in Bordeaux, Champagne and St Tropez. Winters, naturally, are the optimal time for skiing, with ski season in the Alps lasting from December to April.
France is the perfect destination for luxury wellness retreat, with its beautifully diverse landscapes able to accommodate all your wellness visions, whatever they may be. Take a thrilling climb to the top of Mont Blanc - the highest peak in the Alps - or strap on your crampons for a walk along the Mer de Glace glacier on the mountain's northern slopes. Experience white water rafting along the towering Verdon Gorge, cycle or horseback ride along the candy-floss pink Carmargue Salt Flats. Unwind in luxury on the sun-soaked beaches of the French Riviera, or for more relaxation, wine and wellness retreats can be found at some of the best wine regions of France, including Champagne and Bordeaux. Yoga classes in vineyards are followed by soul-soothing massages and wine tastings with sommeliers for a luxurious combination of indulgence and tranquility.
Top places to visit in France for health & wellness
Escape to the Country in Massignac
Possibly France’s most luxurious destination, Saint Tropez, with its uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea, began as a health retreat before evolving into the glamour soaked getaway it is today. Still a stunning wellness destination, the sparkling azure waters and soft white beaches of the French Riviera invite you to escape reality as you relax in elegant luxury.
Provincial France is overflowing with unspoilt natural beauty and rural charm, and Massignac is the perfect location from which to explore this abundance of delights. Set deep in the countryside, beach lovers can still relax at the lakeside ‘beach’ of Les Lacs de Haute Charenne or Lac de Lavaud. Stay in your own luxury château, or discover the other romantic medieval castles which still stand proudly among the forests.
For an irresistibly opulent taste of France, head to Champagne, a richly agricultural region made famous by its globally adored namesake sparkling wine. Relax and drink in the breath-taking vineyard views on a Health Travel retreat at the Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa, which emulates the luxury of the world famous drink.
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White water rafting at the Verdon Gorge
While Provence may be famous for its vineyards, the Gorges du Verdon is also a must see in the area. Not far from the French Riviera, the deepest gorge in France is famous for is bright turquoise water and stunning views. For a thrilling experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the canyon and the rushing Verdon River, try white water rafting.
Champagne in Champagne
No visit to Champagne would be complete without indulging in a tasting, and you’ll be spoilt for choice here. From smaller, more intimate vineyards to globally renowned producers such as Taittinger and Moët & Chandon, where better to enjoy this fabulous drink than in its bucolic home, surrounded by glorious views of lush green vineyards, with lavish spa experiences at your fingertips.
Michelin Star dining in Saint Tropez
An indulgent destination deserves luxury food to match, and the double Michelin Star restaurant, La Voile, at La Réserve Ramatuelle in Saint Tropez, is the perfect culinary experience to complete your wellness retreat. With wellness the focal point of your luxury escape, chef Eric Canino has carefully created meals that strike the perfect balance between health and indulgence, to be enjoyed on the sun-soaked terrace.