We headed to the beautiful south with Ardennes-Etape to offer just a few suggestions in the Belgian Ardennes.
So, what is the appeal of the Ardennes? It’s safe to say that it’s near universal – it’s a region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges formed by the geological features of the Ardennes mountain range and, what’s more, it is one of the most relaxing and friendly parts of sunny Belgium and Ardennes-Etape have an excellent choice of places to visit on your trip.
Truly, it’s just one of those places that, when you arrive, you can breathe deeply, admire the magnificent panoramas and, most important, relax.
Take care of yourself, close to home… in the Ardennes!
You do not need a trip to the Seychelles or a thalassotherapy cure in Saint-Malo to relax, pamper yourself or recharge your batteries – to feel good just a few (dozen) kilometres from home, take the direction for the Belgian Ardennes with these four wellness suggestions.
A cosmetics manufacturing workshop
No doubt about it: Do It Yourself (DIY) is trendy. Many workshops are blooming across the Ardennes encouraging you to create, realize and manufacture. And the field of beauty and wellbeing? At Chapeau Vert workshops in Habay-la-Neuve, for example, you can learn how to make natural cosmetics (cream, lip balm, body scrubs) or solid shampoos and deodorants (out go the plastic bottles, long live zero waste). Ideal for a stay with friends in the Ardennes! Another proposal is the non-profit association Nature Attitude which organizes a plants distillation workshop to create floral waters.
A mindfulness session outdoors
In this frenzied and hyper connected life that the modern world imposes on us, taking a little break in nature is often beneficial, to relax your five senses, to oxygenate your mind, to reduce your stress. Take advantage of the choice of activities offered in the Ardennes. Guide Vincent Louwette is organizing a ‘Nature and Return To Your Roots Day’ on 6 April. On the programme: an initiation in the techniques of relaxation and mindfulness, a Tibetan bowls concert, meditation, outdoor contemplative discoveries… In short, happiness and wellbeing are assured! Share it as a couple, as a family or with a friend by combining the experience at a weekend in a holiday home in the Anlier region.
A relaxing stay in wellness accommodation
Want to escape the stress and whirl of everyday life? We have not yet found better than taking a weekend in the Ardennes. But not just anywhere. There is an establishment that has made wellbeing its main leitmotiv, with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room… Sounds mouth-watering? Take a look at this luxurious 5-star Spanish villa, at this splendid stone and wood house in Trois-Ponts (Ref: 102027-12) or this wonderful holiday cottage in Paliseul, which sleeps up to 12 (Ref:106488-01). And what about this holiday house with a large wellness area for 10/12 people to rent in Malmedy (Ref: 105572-02), which offers am exhilarating, high-quality stay thanks to its exceptional facilities.
A relaxing dip in a salt cave
It’s an unprecedented experience in Durbuy. The basement walls of a house that can accommodate up to 22 people have been covered with salt from the Dead Sea. Indoors, the ambient temperature is 20 to 23°C and the humidity is 40 to 60%. As a result, these conditions make it possible to recharge in this ‘salt cave’ marine microclimate, charged with negative ions and rich in trace elements. With soft light and relaxing music, lying on a deck chair, for 40 to 60 minutes you will be able to relax deeply while enjoying the benefits of this saline atmosphere, ideal for relieving many ailments, including bronchitis, asthma, skin problems, stress, fatigue… (Ref: 106172-01)
In short, say goodbye to worries, forget your frustrations and just relax!
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