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Most beautiful hotels with Spa or Thalasso : Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Are you looking for the most beautiful hotels with spa in the New Aquitaine region? Discover the most beautiful structures for a well-being, luxury or romantic weekend in New Aquitaine. In addition to discovering rooms and suites in exceptional establishments, this destination has many surprises in store for you. And for good reason, it is the largest region in France. As soon as you arrive in this territory, let yourself be amazed by the beauty of the landscape. Ocean, mountains, lakes, countryside or forests... there is something for everyone.

Stroll along the Atlantic Ocean, the Bassin d'Arcachon, the Pyrenees mountain range, the Gironde Estuary, the Landes Regional Nature Park, the Dordogne valley, the vineyards of Bordeaux or the historic cities. To take in the sights and discover the diverse landscapes, head for New Aquitaine.


Spa hotel stay New Aquitaine

Extend your stay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine by discovering the activities available near your spa hotel. By choosing a hotel accommodation in New Aquitaine with a spa, you are guaranteed to experience restful and soothing nights. We reveal a range of places to discover, from walks, towns, beaches, thalassos, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants, natural sites and unusual activities. Arcachon, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Biscarosse, Sarlat, Pau, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Ile de Ré: here are some ideas of cities that are full of activities and spa hotels for a weekend and much more.

 

Organise your romantic stay in New Aquitaine

 

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the perfect place to take a relaxing break with your loved one in a spa hotel. Whether in Gironde, Dordogne, Charente-Maritime, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Deux-Sèvres or Landes, you are bound to find something to suit your taste for a romantic getaway. Indeed, each department offers a multitude of landscapes and natural sites with undeniable charm. So, follow us to discover our selection of must-see places to visit with your partner.

 

Discovering the Gironde

 

Explore the Gironde and stroll through the city of Bordeaux, through enchanting villages, vineyards, seaside resorts, along the beaches or in remarkable natural sites. Yes, today this department is one of the largest but also one of the most visited in France thanks to its unique terroir and gastronomy. Now it's your turn to discover all its riches.

It is impossible for us to talk about the Gironde without mentioning Bordeaux, the "rare pearl" of the New Aquitaine region. Only 2 hours by train from Paris, this world capital of wine, but above all capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, has many romantic activities in store for you.

Experience Bordeaux like never before by inviting your partner for a romantic dinner on board a cruise on the Garonne. Admire the wonders of the sleeping beauty from the water and through huge windows. The Cité du Vin, the Basilique Saint-Michel, the Place de la Bourse, the Place des Quinconces, the Pont d'Aquitaine, the Pont Chaban-Delmas, the Pont Pierre and the Porte Cailhau will pass before your eyes. During this excursion on the Garonne River, you will savour a refined cuisine and sail along the illuminated quays and the UNESCO listed facades.

But if you're not into cruises, there are other alternatives. What could be better than planning a candlelit dinner in one of the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurants? Yes, Bordeaux is home to some great Michelin-starred chefs, including Philippe Etchebest, Gordon Ramsay and Pierre Gagnaire. We recommend Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay**, L'Oiseau Bleu*, La Maison Nouvelle*, L'Observatoire du Gabriel* or La Table d'Hôtes*. This lunch or dinner will be the perfect opportunity to taste Bordeaux specialities such as cannelés, lamproie à la bordelaise, Saint-Émilion macaroons or entrecôte de boeuf à la bordelaise. And don't forget, a Bordeaux meal must be accompanied by an excellent glass of wine. You will taste the most prestigious wines in the world such as Château Haut Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, Cheval Blanc pu Petrus or Château Yquem.

Strolling through the sumptuous gardens, along the quays or in the parks of Bordeaux can make for a wonderful romantic walk. And there is no shortage of parks and gardens in the capital of Bordeaux. First of all, we advise you to stroll in the Public Garden created in 1746 and located in the heart of Bordeaux. If you are looking for other ideas for bucolic walks, we suggest the Parc Bordelais, the Parc Bourran, the Parc Rivière and the Parc de l'Ermitage.

For a romantic excursion out of time, we invite you to visit the vineyards of Bordeaux, a mythical activity in New Aquitaine that you must try! Moreover, the Bordeaux vineyards are one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world. So, set off to discover the vineyards of Saint-Émilion, Médoc, Sauternes, Blayais, Entre-deux-Mers and Graves. Through these, let yourself be enchanted by wine tastings, visits to vineyards, cellars and châteaux, oenological workshops, bike rides and hikes. Surprise your partner by booking a drive through one of these vineyards in a beautiful vintage car. One thing is certain, as you drive through these vineyards, you will be immersed in an enchanting setting thanks to the beauty of the landscape.

Then, take a breath of fresh air away from the capital of Bordeaux by heading to the Bay of Arcachon. It's a promise to leave with memories that will last a lifetime. Climb the largest dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat, together, hand in hand. Once you reach the top, why not try a paragliding flight to contemplate the Bay of Arcachon, the Banc d'Arguin and the Atlantic Ocean from the air? You will observe breathtaking landscapes. But beware, the Bay of Arcachon is not only about the Dune du Pyla, far from it!  You can extend this magical moment by spending a day in the fresh air, visiting Arcachon, the winter town, the bird sanctuary of Le Teich, the huts on Ile aux Oiseaux, the lighthouse and the tip of Cap Ferret. Don't miss the opportunity to discover oyster farming villages and ports such as La Teste de Buch and Lège-Cap-Ferret. If you are keen on unusual activities, we 100% recommend you to take an invigorating break in an oyster hut to taste the famous oysters of the Bassin d'Arcachon...a real delight!

Don't leave the Gironde without wandering along its magnificent beaches. The simplest things are sometimes the best! The Corniche beach in Pyla-sur-Mer, the Moulleau beach in Arcachon, the Truc Vert beach in Lège Cap-Ferret and the Grand Crohot beach in Lège-Cap-Ferret offer you an authentic and poetic setting. As for the Landes, it is an area of incomparable charm.

 

The Landes: an area of authentic charm

 

Head to the Landes department for an outing placed under the sign of relaxation and love. Between nature, gastronomy and unusual activities... all you have to do is choose what you like. But one thing is certain, by opting for a weekend or a romantic stay in this department, you won't be disappointed. 

Go all out and take your wife or husband to the Prés d'Eugénie - Maison Guérard - Relais & Châteaux, in the Michel Guérard restaurant, which has three Michelin stars. You'll enjoy a more than tasty cuisine. 

For a weekend engraved forever in your memories, escape to the Landes countryside in a 1979 MG convertible. Criss-cross the hills, the little-travelled roads and discover all the secrets of this land of a thousand facets.

Looking for a more romantic excursion? Gallop along the Landes coast, along the beaches and enjoy a purely poetic ride. Look forward to an unforgettable experience with your partner.

A day trip to the beautiful towns of Biscarosse, Hossegor, Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Seignosse, Mimizan, Capbreton can also be a great getaway in the Landes.

 

The Pyrénées-Atlantiques, an authentic destination

 

Head to the Pyrénées-Atlantiques for a beautiful romantic getaway. Take your camera and explore the most beautiful scenery in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques and the Basque Country. Between Pau, Hendaye, Anglet, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, one thing is sure...you will leave with sublime pictures! Stroll through the narrow streets or along the beaches and stop as you please to contemplate the majestic landscapes.

But that's not all. We have found a few addresses just for you that will undoubtedly leave you dreaming. For a day, exchange love notes around the Lac d'Artouste, Lac de Gentau and Lac du Montagnon.

 

The Deux-Sèvres is the ideal place for an unusual getaway for lovers

 

Plan your infinitely chic and romantic getaway with a boat trip on the Marais Poitevin. Along the water, let yourself be subjugated by the mysteries, the natural treasures and the exceptional fauna and flora of the Green Venice. By opting for this activity, you will plunge into a world of tranquillity and authenticity. Many memories and emotions await you!

 

Futuristic activities in Vienna

 

Future is surely a word you have in common. So why not visit the Futuroscope near Poitiers?

 

The intimate islands of the Charente-Maritime

 

New Aquitaine is full of romantic spots. The Charente-Maritime is a department that bears witness to this. How about discovering the wonders of La Rochelle and its coastline? To admire exceptional panoramas, go for a ride on a catamaran. Finally, immortalise your visit to La Rochelle by having lunch or dinner at Christopher Coutanceau's two-starred restaurant. Prepare your taste buds for a feast!

Experience dazzling island stopovers by joining one of the many islands of the Charente-Maritime. All different from one another, these marine regions promise a total change of scenery. Let yourself be enchanted by the island of Oléron, the island of Madame and the island of Aix. Of course, don't leave the department without visiting the fourth largest island in mainland France: the island of Ré. On this island, we advise you to visit the various white houses as well as the artisanal markets.

 

The Dordogne, a holiday for the bon-vivants

 

Go to the Dordogne and more precisely to the Périgord for a lovely romantic getaway. Relive the good old days with French music and a richly flavoured gastronomy. Are you in the mood? Then go to a restaurant on the cliffs and taste typical dishes such as cassoulet, duck breast or pork shank.

Then, we suggest that you canoe down the Dordogne Valley and enjoy the impressive views: majestic cliffs, pebble beaches and meandering green banks. For a dream holiday for lovers, we recommend you to cross the town of Sarlat, the Gardens of the Manor of Eyrignac, but also the roads and paths of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, La Roque Gageac and Limeuil.

Nevertheless, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is so vast that we cannot be exhaustive about the numerous romantic activities in all the departments. But if you want to keep your romance alive with your partner, we strongly recommend that you go to Haute-Vienne and more specifically to Limoges. As a bonus, you can target your escapes to Corrèze, Creuse, Charente, Clairac or Lot-et-Garonne. In short, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region has a multitude of bucolic landscapes with a singular charm. If you don't know what to give your loved one as a gift, make a reservation at a spa hotel in New Aquitaine. This area is full of all kinds of activities. Whether you are a couple or not, with friends or family, you are bound to find something you like, not far from your spa hotel!

 

Plan your wellness break in Nouvelle-Aquitaine:

 

You don't need to travel to the other side of the world to connect and discover breathtaking landscapes. The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is full of spa hotels and beautiful wellness addresses. And it is also home to France's leading spa destination. All you have to do is choose: spa, massages, hammam, thermal spa, vinotherapy, treatments and wellness centre...

 

The Landes: famous for its spa treatments!

 

For a moment of pure relaxation and tranquillity, take a break in one of the spas in Dax, a town renowned for its exceptional healing qualities. Each establishment will take you into a particular state of mind and atmosphere. The Adour thermal baths and the Bérot thermal baths will be ideal for an enchanting break.

 

Biarritz and thalassotherapy!

 

Leave your everyday worries behind and visit a thalassotherapy centre. But be careful, not just any centre! We suggest you go to Biarritz for thalassotherapy because this town is world famous for this practice. For this, we recommend that you go to the Thalmar centre or the Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa sea & spa. These jewels of well-being offer you numerous top-of-the-range facilities to enable you to experience an exceptional thalassotherapy cure! Inside these spaces, you will find a hammam, swimming pools and treatments.

 

Other wellness activities: spa hotels, vinotherapy, spa cabins

 

Other spa hotels in New Aquitaine are worth a visit. The Chais Monnet & Spa hotel in Cognac reveals a temple of absolute well-being. When you open the doors of this jewel, you will find 700m² dedicated to beauty and well-being. Between indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, sensory shower and treatment rooms, you are bound to find something to suit you!

What's more, hotel accommodation such as the Brindos Lac & Château Hotel****, the Intercontinental Bordeaux, the Hôtel de Chiberta et du Golf, La Grande Terrasse Hôtel & Spa La Rochelle - MGallery in Châtelaillon-Plage, Le Splendid in Dax, and the Hôtel Château les Merles offer fabulous treatments. If you are visiting Biarritz, we suggest you take an enchanted break in one of the spas in the centre of the city, such as the Hôtel du Palais de Biarritz or the Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa - MGallery.

Would you like to share a private moment away from the world that a hotel spa cannot offer? Why not stay in a spa cabin? We recommend the Cabane du Bois des Nauzes or Les Landines, unusual and remote accommodations. You will enjoy a private spa, just for the two of you.

Finally, we recommend that you try Vinotherapy at the Sources de Caudalie in Martillac. Cross the threshold of a spa of less than 1500 square metres and enjoy all the benefits of grapes and their active ingredients by indulging in treatments such as massages, scrubs, barrel baths or winegrower modelling. Extend your relaxation time in this area by lounging in the outdoor pool, the outdoor whirlpool or the indoor pool.

Escape to the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and a prestigious spa hotel for a luxurious stay. Cities of character, thermal baths, thalassotherapy, visits to castles, starred gastronomic restaurants... you get the idea, you are spoilt for choice. It's time to experience some wonderful moments by opting for the activities we are now revealing to you.

 

Luxury getaway

 

New Aquitaine has a diverse cultural offer. We present you the places not to be missed for a nice trip with your family, your partner or your friends.

Prepare your escape in the most beautiful castles of New Aquitaine. Yes, there are plenty of castles in New Aquitaine! Travel through the centuries and learn about French history by exploring the castle of Commarque, the fortress of Roquetaillade, the castle of Montagne or the castle of Bonaguil.

For a walk of wonder, stroll through the most beautiful villages of France in New Aquitaine. Stroll through Collonges-la-Rouge, Beynac-et-Cazenac, La Roque-Gageac, Saint-Jean-Pied de Port or Saint-Emilion.

Finally, New Aquitaine is full of treasures. The Lascaux caves and the Padirac chasm are good examples!

 

Programme idea for a stay / weekend in New Aquitaine

 

Are you planning a stay or a weekend in New Aquitaine but you don't know which department to visit? Discover without further ado our ideas for a tourist circuit in the Charente and its surroundings. For your accommodation, we can advise you to spend a night or more in a room or suite at the Chais Monnet & Spa hotel in Cognac. This 5-star spa hotel with a contemporary look offers you the guarantee of top-of-the-range services. Indeed, the rooms and suites of this spa hotel are bright and all different from each other. You will find Deluxe rooms, Premier rooms, the Junior Suite, the Deluxe Suite and the Presidential Suite. All you have to do is choose! Don't hesitate to consult the reviews and the notes of the customers concerning this "spa hotel" which will guide you in your choice for your stay at the hotel Chais Monnet & Spa.

 

Day 1: Visit Cognac

 

First time in the Charente? What better way to start your stay than to discover the town of Cognac. In the morning, after your night at the spa hotel or your arrival in the town, explore the remains of the Middle Ages. At lunchtime, indulge your taste buds with caviar, truffles and oysters. After this invigorating break, board a luxury car to discover the Cognac vineyards. In the evening, before returning to your hotel spa, enjoy the pool and all the wellness facilities.

 

Day 2: Visit La Rochelle

 

After your restful night in your spa hotel and for your second day in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, we recommend you to discover the wonders of La Rochelle. If you are looking for a sublime restaurant, succumb to the incredible dishes of the two-star restaurant Christopher Coutanceau. Before you leave the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, take a deep breath of fresh air by strolling through the narrow streets of the Île de Ré.

 

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a region that lends itself perfectly to a wonderful getaway for lovers, families or friends. In addition to spending wonderful nights in an exceptional spa hotel, you will discover the riches of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine. From your first step in this vast territory, you will discover a multitude of natural sites, cities of character, villages and gastronomic restaurants that will immerse you in a luxurious and chic atmosphere. Tourism, heritage and gastronomy will be the key words of your stay in New Aquitaine. Don't wait any longer to book a room or a suite in this beautiful region.

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