Thalassotherapy holidays in Occitania: Weekends and longer stays to get in shape

Tourism in Occitania: Holidays in the South of France

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Occitania, your new health partner

Between Camargue and Côte Vermeille, the sea waters and the exceptional Mediterranean climate are your best partners for health and fitness. For a few hours, two days or more: choose what suits you best from the 5 thalassotherapy destinations in Occitania.




One of the most beautiful coastlines in France

Surrounded by the vines of the famous Banyuls wines and other exceptional vintages, the Côté Thalasso centre looks out on the Mediterranean Sea. You can choose from a range of options for a complete health treatment or a short stay at the heart of one of the most beautiful coastlines in France, the Côte Vermeille.

Visits to wine cellars, walks in Collioure and a chance to see the Sardane (Catalonian village dance) will all enrich your wellness stay.

Worth noting: the centre of Banyuls-sur-Mer has a wonderful sea-water swimming pool.  


A good pair of shoes and sunscreen are recommended for hikes leaving from Banyuls-sur-Mer along the magnificent coastal path looking down on the little creeks on the coast.

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Plage de l'Espiguette
Plage de l'Espiguette


For lovers of preserved nature

Between the unspoilt Espiguette beach and the biggest marina in Europe, Thalazur Port-Camargue is a centre for wellness, relaxation and fitness for lovers of preserved nature.

After your health or beauty treatment, your programme can continue on the sand or along the canals of Petite Camargue. Refreshing sea air, flocks of flamingoes and wild horses are part of the extra "treatment" along with the water therapy and seaweed wraps.  

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Many companies provide a range of packages for visits to Camargue and the huge Espiguette beach on horseback.

Thalasso & Spa La Grande Motte


Sea view

From the minute you arrive, the Thalasso & Spa La Grande Motte centre will have a beneficial effect: a sea view with natural light flooding the gyms, hamam and sauna; large swimming pools with heated sea water indoors and out, and a wide range of health and beauty treatments and packages.

La Grande-Motte is just a few miles from Montpellier, Nîmes and Camargue. In a green setting, here you can enjoy abundant activities and events on land and in the sea.  

Our favourite

Putting at the seaside! With 3 courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Grande-Motte golf course, close by the Mediterranean, welcomes beginners and experts alike.

Soin thalasso à Saint-Cyprien
Soin thalasso à Saint-Cyprien


A luxury background

On a private peninsula, the l’Île de la Lagune centre in Saint-Cyprien offers a great range of services: world massages (Swedish, Balinese Polynesian, etc.), moments for two, slimming treatments and a series of half-day, 2-day or 6-day health and beauty treatments.

The big Saint-Cyprien beach, its fishing port and seaside setting beside the Albera Massif form a luxury background for a truly relaxing break.

Saint-Cyprien et le massif du Canigó

From the sea to the mountains

The Massif du Canigó, officially listed as a major site in Occitania and France, is the emblem of the Catalonia region. It can be seen from Saint-Cyprien, where you will be enjoying your well-deserved thalassotherapy break, and rises to 2784 metres. You are an hour's drive away from the foot of this legendary mountain.

As an alternative to an energetic climb up the mountain, you can visit the wonderful Saint-Martin-du-Canigou abbey.

Soin thalasso à Canet-en-Roussillon
Soin thalasso à Canet-en-Roussillon


Over 80 treatments to choose

The beach is 9 km long, stretching all the way to Les Flamants Roses, the thalassotherapy centre in Canet-en-Roussillon.

The centre covers 1,200 m2, with three floors providing over 80 treatments to choose from and 10 thalassotherapy programmes. Beauty and health treatments to enjoy on your own, with a loved one or with your family with teenagers. Teenagers have their own specific programme.

For fans of history: the wonderful Cathar castles are only an hour's drive away!

The benefits of the sea and sunshine

But what is thalassotherapy exactly? It is a treatment combining the benefits of sea water, sea mud, seaweed, sand and the marine climate. You can find all these ingredients for example at Port Camargue in the Gard region, for a long or short stay with a range of packages and the chance to find inner peace, vitality and natural energy… Video 3:26 © Thalazur Port Camargue.


Canet en Roussillon
Canet en Roussillon
How to get there

How to get to the Mediterranean coast of Occitania

  • By car: all the thalassotherapy centres in Occitania can be reached by the A9 motorway.
  • By plane: for Le Grau-du-Roi and La Grande-Motte, Nîmes and Montpellier airports. For Canet, Saint-Cyprien and Banyuls-sur-Mer, Perpignan airport.
  • By train: Le Grau-du-Roi and Banyuls-sur-Mer have TER regional train services. For La Grande-Motte, high-speed TGV train to Montpellier station, then local bus service. For Saint-Cyprien and Canet: high-speed TGV train to Perpignan station, then local bus service.