Terre blanche, France outdoor pool perfect for a pre-wedding health retreat

For many brides-to-be the pressures of wedding planning can create a cauldron of stressful choices, difficult emotions and family feuds. Famed for its joie de vivre, escaping to France on a pre-wedding health retreat could be your best wedding idea yet. From its romantic settings to its fresh cuisine, here are five great reasons to escape to France to restore your vitality before saying ‘I do.’

1. Romance

Lose yourself in a pre-wedding whirlwind in Paris, the world capital of romance. Share a kiss beneath the Eiffel Tower, tango under the stars on the river Seine or take a romantic tour of the city in a vintage convertible Citroën with a personal chauffer. Alternatively, discover romance on the French Riviera, watching the sunset over the Bay of Angels or exploring the flower market in Nice.

2. Diversity

From the Alps to its romantic countryside and sunny southern beaches, the diverse landscape of France makes it the ideal destination for any pre-wedding health retreat. Meditate in the mountains, practise yoga in the countryside, or get a healthy pre-wedding glow in the southern sunshine. Whether you want to retreat to the peaceful forests, or soak up the glamour of the Côte d’Azur, France has so much to offer.

3. Fashion

Famed for its chic style, French fashion is sure to inspire any bride-to-be in search of her wedding dress. With health retreats situated a short distance away from larger cities, begin your day exploring bridal boutiques before soothing sore feet with a relaxing spa treatment at your luxury health retreat. Calm your nerves holistically and fashionably in one fell swoop on a pre-wedding retreat in France.

La Clairiere outdoor yoga part of pre-wedding health retreat
Outdoor yoga at La Clairière wellness retreat

4. Food and Wine

The French food philosophy is admirable: they respect the mindful consumption of food and understand that meals cannot be properly digested if you’re stressed. The French also value the quality of their food, frequently opting for only the best local and fresh produce. Discover delicious, healthy eating (and even choose some wine for the wedding) on a pre-wedding health retreat in France.

5. Joie de Vivre

During your pre-wedding health retreat, be inspired by the refreshing, healthy attitude the French have towards life, where working days are short and the quality of each moment is what’s important. Replicate the richness and healthy vitality of their lives as you learn a healthier lifestyle with a range of wellness activities, from yoga and meditation, to stress management techniques and holistic spa therapies.

Banish bridezilla on a relaxing wellness retreat in the North East of France at La Clairière or head south towards the French Riviera for a rejuvenating break at Terre Blanche (pictured top).

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891

With thanks to Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel

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