In autumn, we want softness, warmth, to take care of ourselves... The summer holidays are already far away and the need to disconnect is felt. We thought of you with a sweet journey from bath to bath. Here are our 4 original ideas that will do you good!


A Nordic bath

We simply start with a nordic bath in Tence in a little earthly paradise: The Stationery Mill. A service accessible upon booking a night in the establishment.

The Moulin de la Papeterie in Tence in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

Far from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Paper Mill offers a natural experience just 45 minutes from Puy-en-Velay, Saint-Etienne and 1h15 from Lyon, enhanced by the smile of its hosts, Audrey and Vincent Lauranson.

Sauna, bubbling hot bath and cold bath at Moulin de la Papeterie in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

The icing on the cake is the outdoor relaxation area with sauna, hot bubbling bath and cold bath which borders the neighboring river. Ideal for relaxing and disconnecting. Unmotivated by the freezing bath, we first tested the wood-heated Nordic bath between 38 and 39° installed in the garden of the old charming building.

Cold river bath and jacuzzi at Moulin de la Papeterie in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

Do you know ?

Hot water and air bubbles have an immediate relaxing effect. It helps fight stress, eliminates muscle tension, relieves the joints of people suffering from osteoarthritis, lower back tension, back stiffness, it stimulates blood circulation and improves the quality of sleep. In addition, 1 hour of Nordic bathing allows you to burn as many calories as a 30-minute session of brisk walking or jogging!

Well believe it or not, but the ice bath is welcome afterwards! For the bravest, you can even cool off in the river.

A bath in nature and ice

Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid is certainly the most gourmet village in France, but also hides another wealth: The Sources of the Haut Plateau. The assurance of a timeless break in the heart of preserved nature.

The Sources of the Haut Plateau in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

Even the hot tub seems to float above the volcanoes. A bath of bubbles and nature conducive to disconnection and escape at an altitude of 1130 m. The experience is unique and a change of scenery guaranteed!

For the bravest, an ice fountain promises an invigorating moment! Ideal for relaxing muscles, boosting blood circulation, or boosting energy. Notice to amateurs!

A forest bath

What if we reconnected with nature? With our eyes closed we use our primary senses, we return to the earth, we feel the energy of the trees and the forest that surround us. And what better guide to this experience than Natalène Morel, mountain guide and facilitator of Trees and Paths.

Forest bathing in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

Between meditation, creation, appeasement, contemplation and conscious walks through woods and meadows, we return to basics thanks to the workshops of this nature lover. We then discover another way of walking, of savoring, of feeling, of understanding nature and the world.

Tea ceremony surrounded by nature in Haute-Loire, Auvergne

We end in style with a tea ceremony in the middle of nature not far from the woods of Saint-Julien-du-Pinet, with a view of the chapel of Glavenas. The opportunity to thank the earth for what it gives us and to discuss this original experience, off the beaten track, through a talking stick.

A foot bath

You know the barefoot trail du Mirandou garden à Montfaucon-en-Velay ? This is an unusual activity. We tested it and it’s super fun! Surprising even… Ideal for families! Open from April to October, it allows you to fully immerse yourself in nature. To abandon our shoes and finally reconnect with the earth and its surprises...

Straw, wood, stone, mud, pebble, gravel, bark and even corks… feet travel 1 km in a one-hectare park cultivated in permaculture. A journey through the elements for massages, sometimes invigorating or relaxing, just a stone's throw from the Via Fluvia. In short, a unique sensory experience, once again, conducive to reconnecting with nature. An activity by reservation.

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