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Embark with us for a sunny trip in the South of France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and more precisely in the Bouches-du-Rhône. There are a thousand and one ways to discover this beautiful part of France. Between the Camargue, the creeks, the turquoise waters, the beaches, the festivals, the famous cities like Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, the charming villages, the old ports, the gastronomy...one thing is sure, you will be dazzled by the richness and the wonders of this territory.
Are you ready? Then let's go, discover without further delay our selection of activities, gastronomic addresses and spa hotels. Whether you are planning a stay or a weekend as a couple, alone, with friends or with your family, you will find here everything you need to prepare your getaway in the best way possible.
After selecting and booking your rooms or suites and nights in a Bouches-du-Rhône spa hotel, it's time to move on to the next step: researching activities. You may have consulted many paper guides or websites on the subject and still have not managed to find any ideas. The editors of Unique Hôtel Spa have challenged themselves to find original experiences for you to enjoy at least once if you are visiting the Bouches-du-Rhône. So, here, you will find everything you need before leaving for a weekend in the Bouches-du-Rhône. You will only have to worry about the content of your suitcase. And it's an easy task since the sun is present all year long!
The setting and the varied landscapes of the Bouches-du-Rhône are particularly suitable for a romantic getaway. To help you in your search, we have put together a short list of activities to do with your partner.
Start your stay with a horse or pony ride in the heart of the Camargue at sunset. For two hours, you will gallop on the sandy beaches in the falling sun and contemplate the fauna and flora of the Camargue. You can also discover the Camargue on foot, by bike or by car. The Camargue Regional Nature Park has no less than 14 discovery routes. Depending on the path you take, you will admire pink flamingos, sansouires, beaches and salt marshes.
Continue your escapade with a 5-hour catamaran cruise with lunch in the Calanques. Departing from Marseille, board a small catamaran and sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park, one of the most spectacular natural sites in France. During your trip, you will discover the rocky coast, sunbathe, dive and swim in heavenly coves.
Then, get away from the coastline for a 4x4 safari in the Alpilles, the land of olive trees. On a four-hour tour, drive through ruins, olive groves, vineyards and small villages like Les Baux-de-Provence.
As you may have guessed, the Bouches-du-Rhône department with its mild climate, its beautiful sunny beaches all year round and its magnificent spa hotels is ideal for relaxation. You will see that the choice to offer yourself a moment of relaxation is very varied.
For a few days, leave the hustle and bustle of the city and seek out a soothing and majestic setting. Put down your towels on the most beautiful beaches of the Bouches-du-Rhône. The ideal place to recharge your batteries and fill up on vitamin D. Among those we know, we recommend the Grande Mer beach in Cassis, the Calanque du Mugel in La Ciotat and the Calanque de Sugiton in Marseille.
Then, spend a moment out of time by crossing the threshold of the Sextius thermal baths (connected to the Aquabella hotel) in Aix-en-Provence. This temple of well-being offers a wide range of services. Your day in this structure will be punctuated by massages, facials and beauty treatments, a gym and Aquasport room and a hammam.
If you want to relax in a luxurious setting, push the doors of a star spa hotel. We recommend the Nuxe spa at Mas de la Fouque, renowned for its massages, scrubs, treatments, sauna, Jacuzzis, heated pool and ice fountain. The Spa by Clarins at the Intercontinental Marseille - Hôtel Dieu and the spa at the Baumanières Hotel in Les Baux-de-Provence also offer outstanding facilities for your well-being.
Finally, other hotels such as the Sofitel Marseille, the Saint-Rémy hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, La Villa La Coste in Puy-Sainte-Réparade and the Domaine de Manville in Les Baux-de-Provence offer sumptuous wellness centers.
There is no lack of luxurious activities in the Bouches-du-Rhône. To help you in your search, the Unique Hôtel Spa team has decided to select a few ideas for outings with your family, with your partner, alone or with friends.
Take a little height, and go for a first flight over the creeks of Cassis. Contemplate La Ciotat and its Bec de l'Aigle, the Cap Canaille, Cassis and its port and creeks. Emotions, breathtaking views and sensations guaranteed.
Continue your stay on the route des Crêtes on board a Ferrari. Follow this winding road, follow the cliffs and let yourself be subjugated by breathtaking landscapes.
Finish your trip with lunch or dinner in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants. There is no shortage of gastronomic offers in this department. We suggest you try the three-starred AM restaurant by Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille, the three-starred Le Petit Nice in Marseille, the Auberge de St-Rémy-de-Provence - Fanny Rey & Jonathan Wahid in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence or the one-starred Michelin restaurant Pierre Reboul in Aix-en-Provence Whichever establishment you choose, exceptional chefs and remarkable dishes will serve your taste buds!
Now that you have all the keys in hand for your next getaway in this region, we have decided to go even further. Today, we offer you a detailed two-day program concentrated around the village of Les Baux-de-Provence and Marseille.
As for your hotel accommodation, we advise you to book one of the rooms or suites in the Baumanière les Baux-de-Provence spa hotel in Les Baux-de-Provence. You will have a wonderful stay because of all the facilities that this establishment has. Gastronomic restaurant, spa area of 500 m² with treatment rooms, hammam, sensory pool, fitness and relaxation room will enhance your getaway in Provence. If you are still hesitating, consult the reviews and ratings of customers and travelers posted on booking platforms such as Booking or Tripadvisor. We are sure that they will reassure you.
After your arrival in Les Baux-de-Provence or your first night in your spa hotel, set out to discover this wonderful village located in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky outcrop. In the morning, stroll through the charming village streets and stop at the castle of Les Baux-de-Provence. You will enter one of the most majestic places in France and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Provencal countryside. If you have time, discover the immersive exhibitions of the Carrières des Lumières. For your lunch, go a few kilometers away, to Saint-de-Rémy-de-Provence and push the doors of the gastronomic restaurant La Tourelle. (1 star in the Michelin Guide). Then head for the Lake of Peiroou for a bucolic walk. At the end of the day, drive back to the hotel. Upon arrival, take a regenerating break by relaxing in the wellness center. Between hammam, treatments, sensory pool ... you will find what you like. In the evening, before returning to your room, dine at the Oustau de Baumanière. You will succumb to the delights of the cuisine of chef and Top Chef jury member Glenn Viel.
After your night and breakfast at the hotel, we suggest that you take the road to Marseille for your second day in this area. There, stroll along the old port of Marseille and visit the Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral. At noon, we recommend lunch at the restaurant Une Table, Au Sud (1 Michelin star). Then, in the afternoon, we suggest you visit the famous Mucem and stroll around the Palais Longchamp.
The Bouches-du-Rhône department (part of the PACA region) offers you a multitude of ideas for outings and activities. Gastronomic addresses, spa hotels, beaches, sensational activities, sports, cultural activities...you have understood that by choosing this territory, you will not be bored during your vacations. The little extras: the sun and a mild temperature. This is what you are looking for for your next weekend, isn't it? Then book a room or a suite in a spa hotel in Bouches-du-Rhône without further delay!
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