Balneo Nature

Want a bath in nature?

We invite you to enjoy our outdoor spa, nestled in the countryside, under the trees. Made of wood and heated by wood, it consists of a hot bubbling bath and a traditional sauna.

This space is privatized: so remember to reserve your slot via the digital welcome booklet, by email, upon arrival or at breakfast. This will allow you to choose your schedule and be sure that the equipment is available. We thank you for letting us know as soon as possible, ideally when making your reservation, the time slot you wish to reserve.

The sauna is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. all year round except Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Finnish bath is open from Easter to All Saints' Day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Between each use, the natural spa is disinfected.

So that everyone can benefit, use is limited to 1 hour per room

Bathrobes are provided.

The sauna is included in the accommodation rate and the Finnish bath is optional.

Finnish bath

Our Finnish Bath will introduce you to traditional whirlpool baths from Scandinavian countries.

It is heated with a wood stove: to be at a temperature of 32°, the bath must be heated 3 hours in advance.

An excellent alternative to the classic spa, it is based on thermotherapy, which consists of alternating hot and cold in several stages:

  • Warm up the body for a maximum of 15 minutes in the sauna.This helps release toxins through the pores of the skin.

  • Then, take a cool shower to close the pores and eliminate toxins.

  • Then, relax for about fifteen minutes to allow your body to recover and drink water.

  • Follow with 20 minutes of bathing.

  • And repeat these steps two to three times until you have sweated sufficiently.

The benefits are numerous:

  • Complete relaxation which helps reduce stress and relieve mental fatigue and tension.
  • Improves sleep quality .
  • Allows you to regain tone by releasing all your tensions. It is in fact ideal for alleviating many physical ailments.
  • Action on the skin, restoring elasticity and firmness for a lifting effect. And it also offers adeep cleansing of the skin by eliminating toxins, like a real detox cure.
  • Improves blood circulation and stimulates heart function.
  • Stimulates the immune system. It is therefore effective in relieving problems such as osteoarthritis, body aches, asthma and even colds .


Housed in a kota (traditional Finnish chalet), our sauna is located next to the whirlpool bath surrounded by nature.

The sauna ritual begins with a shower, followed by a steam bath, with the room usually heated to between 60 and 80°C.

You can throw water on the hot stones that cover the kiuas, a special stove used to heat the sauna. This water can be scented with essential oils of pine, rosemary or eucalyptus.

This produces a large amount of moist steam, called löyly, which increases the humidity and heat in the sauna.

According to the rules of the art, a sauna session must consist of 2 to 3 phases:

  • Once well soaped, you must sit on your towel, with your limbs (arms, legs, feet, etc.) preferably all at the same level and only try to relax. Breathing will become deeper, heart rate and blood circulation will accelerate and blood vessels will dilate. Exit should be considered as soon as sweat rolls off the body. This first phase should not exceed 15 minutes.
  • You must then shower again with lukewarm or cool water, dry yourself, then allow yourself a few minutes to relax by lying down and cool off.
  • A second passage in the sauna can then be considered, of a duration equivalent to the first. When leaving, the protocol remains the same: shower, dry off then return to calm by resting.

If you feel capable, a third pass can be considered.It must be interrupted as soon as the feeling of fatigue appears. After this last session, a rest of at least 20 minutes must be respected.

Given the high heat in a sauna, water loss through sweating can exceed 1 liter per hour and body temperature can rise up to 40°C. To compensate for this dehydration, it is essential to drink water between trips to the cabin.

Since the sauna promotes the dilation of blood vessels, its practice is strongly not recommended for people suffering from hypertension, venous insufficiency, heart problems and cardiovascular diseases. It is also better to consult your doctor in case of kidney failure or epilepsy. This practice is also prohibited for pregnant women.
Any consumption of drugs, alcohol or medication is obviously to be avoided.

During a sauna session, it is essential for safety reasons to listen to your body, to leave at the slightest alarm, to respect the rules of use and not to skip steps.

The benefits

Thanks to its essential element, heat, the primary objective of a sauna session is to relax and eliminate physical and mental tension. It is excellent for relieving stress and nervous fatigue.

By accelerating sweating, the sauna facilitates the elimination of toxins from the body , softens the muscles and purifies the skin.

Unlike the hammam, the sauna is dry, between 3 and 20% humidity. This is the reason why temperatures are higher there: 80°C on average.