If like me, this year you also decided to pamper yourself by enjoying a Thalasso in Normandy, this post may really interest you. I will not detail all the benefits of thalassotherapy for your health, nor all the benefits of getting back in shape for your mind and your morale… In fact, as for thermal waters, the virtues of seawater are undeniable and fully recognized.
No, on the other hand, I am going to answer in detail all the questions I may have asked myself before booking a Thalasso holiday in Normandy:
What kind of cure ? how long to enjoy a good Thalasso in Normandy? Thalasso Center or Hôtel Thalasso and Spa in Normandy: Which formula to choose? What are the quality guarantees of Thalasso centers in Normandy? Which Thalasso and spa hotel is the best in Normandy?
It is by answering these questions that I was able to identify the best Thalasso & Spa hotel in Normandy, more precisely the one that will meet my desires, my expectations and in particular my quality criteria.
What choice of wellness stay in Normandy?
Thalasso, balneotherapy, thermalism… Oh, my God! It’s all very complicated! In order to choose the kind of stay you really need or want, you will have to start by understanding what it is about.
Thermal cure in Normandy
These are cures near thermal springs with treatments based on mud and mineral water. These cures will be aimed mainly at people suffering from rheumatism, respiratory problems, dermatological problems… These are therapeutic treatments that will make it possible to treat various pathologies. These cures are most often prescribed by doctors as part of medical treatment.
Balneotherapy in Normandy
Balneotherapy is the name given to all water-based treatments with any type of water: spring water, thermal water, fresh water, sea water. From then on, a balneotherapy stay can be done anywhere, even at home using a balneotherapy bathtub. The benefits of balneotherapy (well-being and wellness) do not result from the specific properties of the water used but from the way in which the water is administered on your body (showers with powerful jets, hydromassage baths, whirlpools, etc…).
It is therefore the equipments that will determine the quality of the balneotherapy. A balneotherapy cure in Normandy can therefore be practiced anywhere in Normandy and not only in a marine site.
Thalassotherapy in Normandy
The term thalassotherapy includes all the treatments practiced with all substances from the marine environment: water, mud, algae… A thalassotherapy stay in Normandy can therefore combine the therapeutic properties of seawater with the benefits of balneotherapy. A thalassotherapy cure in Normandy will therefore be practiced exclusively on the Normandy seashores.
Thalassotherapy treatments, generally provided by health professionals, will be able to relieve back pain, tiredness, arthritis… But for most people, a thalassotherapy stay in Normandy is above all a stay to enjoy the sea, a stay to ease stress, a stay to get fit, lose weight or sometimes to fight a depressed state. Thalassotherapy is a combination of comfort treatments (physical + mental).
How long for a great thalasso in Normandy?
When I studied the many Thalasso centres in Normandy, I could learn that a Thalasso weekend will be a simple but very pleasant weekend of rest and relaxation.
Indeed, for a good recovery and longer term therapeutic effects, it is necessary to spend at least six days there with a minimum of four daily treatments.
What quality guarantees?
With the offer of Thalassotherapy centres now very important, especially in Normandy, it is difficult to know which are quality establishments offering professional and supervised care and whose hygiene will be irreproachable.
In fact, there is in France the National Professional Union of Thalasso which has grouped with the International Federation of Thalassotherapy to constitute in 2008 the organization France Thalasso.
This institution ensures that the name “Thalassotherapy” and the fundamental values of Thalasso are respected. For a Thalasso hotel, being recognized by France Thalasso is therefore a recognition of quality.
In fact, to be listed by this organization, Thalassotherapy centres must adhere to a quality charter based on the AFNOR XP X50-844 standard and must comply with the following commitments:
- Favourable site by the sea in a preserved environment
- Use of natural sea water
- Medical care to guarantee a serene cure
- Team of qualified and attentive professionals
- Guarantee of optimal hygiene and safety
- Conforming and well maintained installations
So, it is very important to check, for your next Thalasso holiday in Normandy, that the center you have chosen is well accredited by this organization.
This is what I did when I looked for the best Thalasso hotels in Normandy. I applied my usual criteria (attractive geographical, comfort, cleanliness, good restaurant) and I checked that they were well referenced by France Thalasso. Thus, I can guarantee that the Establishment I have selected below is a recognized and quality Thalassotherapy Centre.
Thalasso Center or Hotel in Normandy? Which is best for you?
There are about forty thalassotherapy centers along our Normandy coasts, all of them offer different types of stays with variable and customizable lengths, ranging from a simple day to a stay of a week or more.
For accommodation, you have the choice between staying in the hotel in the Thalassotherapy centre or staying elsewhere outside the centre. In such a case, you do not have to choose a Thalasso stay but a Thalasso cure alone.
The option of the hotel in the center or linked to the center is the ideal option, especially since most hotels offer attractive packages for this type of holiday.
Best Hotel Thalasso and Spa in Normandy
For its exceptional setting, the quality of its accommodation and the professionalism of its centre’s care, it is the Hôtel & Spa Les Bains de Cabourg that I preferred among all the high quality establishments that can be found in Normandy. Of course, I have also studied the many excellent comments that customers have published on the Internet.
Best Thalasso Normandy centre for its setting
Facing an immense beach, in the heart of a preserved nature, the calm environment of this hotel contributes to the success of a good Thalasso cure. This 4-star hotel is located in Cabourg, near Caen and only 2 hours from Paris. A charming seaside resort, rich in history, Cabourg has many tourist attractions.
Best Thalasso Normandy centre for its equipment
The “Marine Area” Thalasso area is equipped with 2 seawater pools heated to 32°C, jacuzzis, saunas and hammam. Its panoramic view of the sea offers an exceptional setting and the decoration of the treatment rooms is studied for its natural benefits of chromotherapy. A cardio fitness area and a tennis court complete the facilities of this centre.
Best Thalasso Normandy centre for its treatments
With the many packages combining thematic cures and varied durations, whatever your desire or needs, you will find adapted and quality treatments.
Best Thalasso Normandy centre for its restaurant
For a delicious stay, this hotel has a panoramic restaurant “Le poisson d’Argent” which serves traditional French cuisine prepared with seasonal products.
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