Well being



The Dordogne Valley enjoys a slower pace of life, allowing room to breathe and reconnect with the essentials. With vast areas of wilderness, good food and beautiful climate, there are many ways to relax and find inner-balance: through physical activities like hiking or canoeing, a moment of quiet reflection in the sacred city of Rocamadour, or simply by reading a good book on a deserted beach by the river.


Indulgent Luxury Retreat - Manoir de Malagorse

Located in an idyllic rural setting in the heart of the Valley of the Dordogne, Malagorse is a place to indulge and treat yourself, have a massage from Anna the British owner, relax in the sauna, soak in the wood fired hot tub and sit under the stars by the fire pit with a glass of wine. Great local food hampers, homemade cooking and choice of wines. www.manoir-de-malagorse.fr

Fasting retreat

In a beautiful house already welcoming pilgrims in the 12th century,fasting retreat for people searching for a new energy boost. Mixing fasting and walking, there are three formulas to choose from.




A tonic for skin, body and soul, the Elixir complex in Sarlat offers facilities that cater for fitness, beauty and relaxation. With an emphasis on beauty treatment, an extensive range of facials employing the very latest technology are complemented with an equally extensive variety of massage techniques. A sauna, hammam, and aqua biking facilities complete the offering for total immersion of mind, body and soul. www.elixir-sarlat.com



Located in Brive, this one-stop shop offers across-the-board beauty treatment. Massage and facial treatments are offered in a space complete with hammam, Jacuzzis and indoor swimming pool. For a comprehensive experience facials are supplied by world leaders in beauty treatment including the internationally recognised French luxury cosmetics brand Sothys. www.vithalia.com


Les Glycines

Spa enthusiasts or those seeking to disconnect can do so in style at Les Glycines hotel and spa complex. Imparting tranquillity, the intimate and stylish interior space spread over 160m2 is perfect for unwinding. An inside heated swimming pool, hammam, sauna and massage rooms are all available for ultimate relaxationwww.les-glycines-dordogne.com


Domaine de la Salamandre

An eco-conscious bed and breakfast with self-catering accommodation allowing guests to take a break from the daily routine. Soaking in this relaxed atmosphere surrounded by nature, this farm life steeped in ecological ideas and concepts will definitely prolong well-being beyond the stay. www.domainedelasalamandre.com