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Embark with us for a sunny vacation in Occitania between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees mountains. This large region includes 13 departments in the South of France. Its extremely diversified natural heritage will satisfy both mountain lovers and summer beach enthusiasts. The wine industry, the exceptional heritage of the towns and villages, the cultural events also contribute to the success of this destination. With the Pont du Gard, the City of Carcassonne, the Arena of Nimes, you will discover the fascinating history of Occitania. Sainte-Cécile in Albi, the largest brick cathedral in the world, will leave you speechless.
And if you prefer the sun and the Mediterranean coast, 220 km of beaches await you for swimming in a translucent sea. From the wild Camargue to Collioure, passing by the Grande Motte and Argelès, you will find nothing but long, fine sandy beaches. The Pyrenees mountain range, between Spain and France, is a popular destination in winter for its slopes and in summer for its coolness and hiking.
Once you've chosen your room or suite in a spa hotel, it's time to think about activities. Of course, we know that you will take full advantage of the wellness facilities (jacuzzi, hammam, sauna...) of your spa hotel or let yourself be pampered with a treatment or a massage, but don't miss the opportunity to go out and discover the wonders of this beautiful French department. All the team of Unique Hôtel Spa is looking for the essential activities to do during a weekend or a stay in Occitania.
Start your getaway in Occitania with a boat trip on the Mediterranean. You will have the choice between many excursions. Discover the Camargue, the island of Brescou and Maguelone, the pond of Thau and the oyster and mussel beds. During your sea tour, you may have the chance to see dolphins and even sperm whales.
After this sea tour, continue with a golf session. Whether you are in the Hérault, the Gard, the Tarn et Garonne or in another department, you will inevitably find a place where you can try this practice.
Finally, for a nice moment in love, go for a bike ride along the coast, in the mountains or in the countryside. The region has no less than 30 greenways ranging from 8 to 76 kilometers, so all you have to do is choose which route you want to take.
For a relaxing or rejuvenating moment, the Occitanie region is full of wellness structures. Indeed, no less than 28 thermal spas and 30 thermal spas are counted in this territory.
If you wish to relax in a spa, we recommend the thermal baths of Balaruc-les-Bains, the thermal baths of Amélie-les-Bains and the thermal baths of Lamalou-les-Bains.
Then, don't miss to relax in a thermal spa. Indeed, remember that Occitania holds the richest collection of thermal spas in France. So don't miss this opportunity if you are on vacation in this territory. We recommend Aquensis Spa Thermal, Balnéa, Sensoria, O'Balia, Aqua Calida and La Chaldette. When you enter one of these facilities, you will be dazzled by their decor, architecture and atmosphere. For your relaxation, you will find pools with jets, geysers, bubble benches, Jacuzzis, hammams and much more.
Are you interested in thalassotherapy? You've come to the right place. No less than 5 establishments are grouped together in the heart of Occitania. We suggest you try the Corallines Thalasso & Spa in La Grande Motte, the Thalazur in Grau du Roi, the Flamants Roses in Canet-en-Roussillon, the Côté Thalasso in Banyuls-sur-Mer and the Ile de la Lagune in Saint-Cyprien Plage. You will enjoy all the benefits of the marine waters and the exceptional climate of the Mediterranean.
To please your children and spend a pleasant moment with your family, go to a water park or a leisure center. We recommend the Aqualand of Saint-Cyprien, the one of Port-Leucate and the Aqualand of Cap d'Agde (the first water park in Europe). As for the leisure centers, we recommend the Génos-Loudenvielle lake leisure center in the heart of the Pyrenees and the Ténarèze aquatic leisure center.
If you simply want to relax in a hammam, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool or let yourself be pampered for a treatment or a massage in one of the majestic starred spa hotels of Occitania, we have some good addresses to recommend. Among the hotels we know and have tested, we can recommend the 2000 m² spa of the Domaine de Verchant with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a jacuzzi, a sauna, a hammam and 8 treatment rooms. We also give a special mention to the Stand Spa, the wellness area of the hotel Les Bulles de Mer in Saint-Cyprien. There you will find 7 treatment rooms including 1 duo, a floatation bubble, a solarium, a tea bar and much more.
Finally, for a moment of relaxation away from the world, opt for a gite, an apartment or a room with a private Jacuzzi. We can recommend you the charming bed and breakfast Le Prieuré in Verfeil, near Toulouse.
With its exceptional natural sites, its remarkable cultural heritage, its remarkable villages and its castles, the Occitanie region will surprise you.
Start your escapade in one of the 41 Grands Sites Occitanie Sud de France. Of course we can't be exhaustive but we'll mention some of them. We suggest the Hérault and Tarn Gorges, the Cirque de Navacelles, the picturesque town of Sète, Lodève, the Pays Viganais, Agde-Pézenas and the Massif du Canigó in the Catalan region.
Then, continue your escapade by visiting castles. You will see it with your own eyes but there is no shortage of them in this part of France. You can visit the castles of Castelnau-Bretenoux, Bruniquel, the royal fortress of Najac and the castle of Montségur.
You can also let yourself be seduced by the charm of the village of Loubressac, Carennac, Minerve, Belcastel and the cities and countries of art and history of Nimes, Béziers or Uzès.
Of course, don't miss the Millau Viaduct, the Pont du Gard, the arena of Nîmes, the space city of Toulouse and the medieval city of Carcassonne.
Now that you know a little bit more about this wonderful French region, it should certainly be easier for you to organize your getaway in Occitania. Unique Hotel Spa has put together a two-day program around Montpellier and Sète.
As far as your hotel is concerned, we advise you to spend a few nights in one of the rooms of Domaine de Verchant in Castelnau-le-Lez. There, you will experience a colorful stay or weekend thanks to all the facilities that this spa hotel has. In addition to a gourmet restaurant and sumptuous rooms, you will enjoy a wellness area of no less than 2000 m², all in the middle of vineyards and a few kilometers from the sea.
To start your stay, discover the treasures of Montpellier, capital of the Hérault region. In the morning, stroll around the Place de la Comédie and the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, in the Rue Foch and around the Saint-Pierre cathedral. At noon, treat your taste buds to lunch at the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant, le Jardin des Sens, on Place de la Canourgue. In the afternoon, visit the Fabre museum, a few steps from the Place de la Comédie. At the end of the day, drive back to your hotel spa. Once you arrive, let yourself be tempted by a moment of relaxation in the Verchant Spa. On the program: indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and treatments. In the evening, dine at the hotel's restaurant, Marcelle, and discover the Mediterranean cuisine of chef Mathieu Gourreau.
After your night and breakfast at the hotel, drive to the city of Sète. In the morning, visit the center of Sète, its market, and go to the top of Mont Saint-Clair to have a 360° view of the city, the Thau Lagoon and more. Lunch break is coming up? Enjoy Mediterranean and modern cuisine at the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant The Marcel. In the afternoon, go and relax on one of the beaches of Sète.
The Occitanie region is full of all kinds of treasures and gorgeous spa hotels. If you've made it this far, you'll know that in this region, a multitude of activities can be done with your family, alone, with friends or as a couple. Indeed, you will have the choice between a moment of relaxation in a thalasso center, in a thermal spa or in an aquatic space but also a moment of culture and heritage with the castles and the great natural sites. After these few lines, we hope that we have succeeded in convincing you to pack your suitcase for a vacation in Occitania. Don't wait any longer to book a room or a suite in a spa hotel in this magnificent region.
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