January, 2009

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Well being weekend in Belle Ile en Mer

Monday, January 19th, 2009


Evacuate your stress and recharge your batteries in Belle-Ile-en-Mer. This cure is especially designed to make the most of your stay and to restore your inner peace and well being. Specialists of the thalassotherapy centre at the superb Castel Clara will take care of you for a maximum impact. Also enjoy the beauty of Belle-Ile the well-named “beautiful island” with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and turquoise waters.


Your treatments are spread over three days, in half day sessions ( 4 treatments a day) and include:

A relaxing massage or bodysculpting with affusion shower (alternately)
A seaweed wrap and an algotherapy or a jet shower (alternately)
A seaweed bath or a multijet bath (alternately)
A session of underwater jets or aquagym

Your Hotel: The Hotel Castel Clara is a 4* hotel affiliated with Relais & Chateaux. It is a local institution, having accommodated presidents and personalities. Its environment is unique, overlooking the beautiful Anse de Goulphar, a creek with turquoise water, and the Atlantic ocean on the horizon. The Castel Clara is renowned for the quality of its service, its chef Christophe Hardouin who delivers a fine and iodized cuisine, and its beautiful location.

Leisure on site: Spa, thalassotherapy centre, an outdoor heated saltwater swimming pooll, two tennis courts.

The hotel can organise excursions and car rentals.

Leisure near-by: equestrian centre, golf, aero club, sailing, diving. Discover Belle-Ile on foot, along its coastal footpath. Put on comfortable walking shoes and discover the hundred of km of footpath encircling the island. The diversity of sceneries and landscape is spectacular. From the rugged coast (south of the island), with its cliffs and rocks, the big waves pounding on the land and shaping it, to the north coast, calm with sandy beaches and turquoise waters. The inside of the island is also unique with a countryside landscape almost resembling Normandy. Belle-Ile is truly diverse and magnificent.

This wellbeing weekend is available from February to November.

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Make cocktails with the best bartender in the world at the Ritz Paris

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009


Welcome at the heart of the legendary bar, the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris, to discover the art and methodology of successfully creating cocktails. The Hemingway bar has always been famous for its cocktails, and has been home to some of the best bartenders such as Franck Meier and Bertin who created the Bloody Mary. Nowdays, Colin Field, the best bartender in the world, is behind the counter, and will give you his secrets during a saturday class.

Course of the experience: you will be greeted on saturday afternoon at the Hemingway Bar. With Colin, you will learn about the history of cocktail making, the selection of cocktails, and then you will create your cocktails with the supervision of the best bartender in the world. He will guide you as well as give you tips about presentation and garnishes. You will learn to choose et mix alcohols and liquors as well as fragrances and fruits, sodas and coulis…

These courses are done in small groups and can be given in French as well as in English. Courses are dispensed every saturday from 3pm to 4.30pm and cost about 100 euros.

Book this cocktail and wine tasting experience