Take good care of yourself at Le Bain Bleu
This hammam remains the best spot in Marrakech. After the holidays, take off to relax in this magnificent setting and detoxify after the end-of-the-year excesses. Close to the Jemaa el-Fna Square, Le Bain Bleu continues ancestral rites based on traditional know-how in their oriental wellness treatments. After settling into the heat of the first room, you will move on to one that is yet hotter to fully open your pores and start a complete detox. And to remove some calories, head off to a treatment room for an exfoliation with soft soap, followed by a massage perfumed with rose. Here the only challenge to your weight loss programme will not be a stuffed turkey or a Yule log, but a ‘gazelle horn', the Moroccan pastry stuffed with almonds that goes perfectly with the fresh mint tea.
Le Bain Bleu
32, Derb Chorfa Lakbir
+212 (0) 524 38 38 04
Relaxation and luxury in Italy
About 200 kilometres from Venice, you can unpack your suitcases at the Grand Hotel Imperial Levico Terme. Just a few kilometres from Levico Lake in North-eastern Italy, the hotel will charm you with its architecture and laidback atmosphere. To eliminate toxins and give your body tonicity, you can choose from thermal treatments, acupuncture, anti-stress and other programmes. During the lunch and the dinner, you fill up on vitamins with organic vegetarian meals that are both healthy and delicious.
If you enjoy sports, the hotel is near the Dolomites, where you can soak up the great outdoors. You'll appreciate the many hiking trails that crisscross the Valsugana valley. Between two massages with hot stones or hydraulics, explore the magnificent property on foot, taking in its imperial airs.
Grand Hotel Imperial Levico Terme
Via Silva Domini, 1
38056 Levico Terme
+39 (0) 4 6170 0512
Relaxing near the Czech capital
Just 130 kilometres from Prague, pamper yourself at the Grandhotel Pupp spa. This luxurious establishment located near the Karlovy Vary Massif is the perfect place to catch your breathe and get back in shape after the end-of-year celebrations. You will enjoy the many virtues of the famous hot springs of the same name in a sumptuous and royal decor!
For a cure of a few days, you can rest in this splendid hotel nestled in the Slavkov forest. You can follow a ‘drinking cure' that has been painstakingly developed by medical specialists to eliminate toxins. Throughout your stay, you can sip your spring water in just the right quantities while walking in the surrounding woods and taking deep breaths of nourishing fresh air. Many rooms and suites are available for you to choose from. White marble, woodwork, tapestries and high ceilings decorate this classic hotel in which you can dream.
Mírové náměstí 2
360 01 Karlovy Vary
+420 353 109 111
A Scottish Getaway
Put on your hiking boots and get ready for a purifying weekend in Scotland. Edinburgh is the starting point for many hiking trails that will allow you to discover the rugged landscapes of the Scottish countryside and to get a new lease on life. Enjoy the benefits of the invigorating climate and the energizing virtues of the great outdoors.
An excursion in the mountains of Coire Gabhail is the best way to eliminate your toxins. Visiting the Glenfinnan Viaduct will help you lose the few grams gained during the holidays, while a long walk down the Fife Coastal Path will get your blood pumping. You can also take a walk in the city of Stirling, located one hour from the capital, to visit its magnificent castle. Finally, you can slow down and stroll in the streets of Old Town Edinburgh, the historic heart of ‘Athens of the North'. You should feel like new after these moments in the crisp air.
Burn your calories in Brest!
In Ploudalmézeau, a few kilometres from Brest, enjoy a sport session at sea to eliminate the excesses of your holiday meals and the effects of nights on the town. Stand-up paddle (SUP) yoga outings are the perfect way to escape to the heart of nature. This sport, accessible to all, is practiced in any weather and will allow you to lose weight while toning your muscles. A beautiful idea!
Once away from the shore, after a few minutes of paddling, a yoga break is suggested in a quiet spot away from the wind and currents. For about an hour, you'll do postures on the board and can progress at your own pace. At the end of the class, you will be treated to a meditation session before you return to the mainland. You will see some impressive sites while you're on the sea, such as the lighthouse of l'île Vierge and Tréompan Bay, and enjoy all the beauty of the northern coast of Finistère. What could be more rejuvenating after the holidays?
+33 (0)6 51 03 10 75