The fine summer weather is well settled in by now; the sun has been brightening our days, and the safety measures are gradually being modulated. We’ve therefore been able to slowly start returning to some normalcy. While doing so, activities we associate with our well-being are not to be neglected. Certainly, such a long period of confinement has contributed to an increased level of stress for just about everyone. It’s now time to relax a little, to regain our energy, to enjoy the benevolent August sun. Indeed, now, more than ever, is the right time to retrieve some inner peace, to clear our heads of our daily preoccupations and to truly take care of ourselves.
To provide an outlet for this greatly needed self-renewal, BALNEA clearly knew what they had to do: They took these amazing moments outside with their Nature Immersion experience. The formula was created for this special summer, so that each guest could safely benefit and enjoy the best experience possible. The package includes access to Lake Gale’s nature domain and hiking trails, your own private, newly developed, relaxation stations, the thermal therapy pathway and magnificent Lake Gale itself, with its pristine water so you can swim freely in the open water. A bar and personalized refreshments services are also available during your entire stay—drinks and tips extra–. To top it all off, you’ll receive a three-course meal box, concocted by Luc Pinard, chef of the LUMAMI restaurant, delivered directly to your station. You won’t have to make the slightest effort, unless, of course, you feel the urge to get up and jump in the lake!
Through this summer formula, the staff at BALNEA is committed to respect and comply with all the required distancing and hygiene measures. They wish to offer a sanitary and safe environment for their guests so they’re able to benefit from this revitalizing moment. They’ve therefore installed their new outdoor relaxation stations in three thematic areas: the summit, the valley and the lake.
The Summit Stations
Right outside the main building, these stations overlook the reserve and offer a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. From here, guests can easily access all the thermal installations and the lake for a refreshing swim as well.
The Valley Stations
Newly created this year, these Mediterranean-inspired stations are truly charming. Tents made for two are placed on the reserve grounds in a half-moon pattern and offer a fine intimacy. They’re at the centre of everything and only a few steps from the lake.
The Lake Stations
Ideal for nature enthusiasts and those who love to swim in open water, the lake stations are located in the lower section of the reserve, by Lake Gale, and offer guests a symbiotic experience with the riparian fauna, and of course, a very close access to the lake.
How does it work?
You must absolutely reserve your access to be able to enjoy the experience since the maximum capacity allowed on the site is limited to 120 guests. This also contributes to the quiet stillness
Indeed, there’s nothing more appeasing than reconnecting with nature. To listen quietly, to be attentive and not just hear noise, to really “listen” to all the ambient sounds: The wind blowing through the leaves, the breeze coming up from Lake Gale at the heart of the reserve, the timid splashing of the waves against the dock, grasshoppers signalling another heatwave, and the birds charming us with their songs! What a magnificent scene!
It’s high time for us to finally be able to take advantage of the summer’s warmth and to enjoy the freedom this season offers. It’s also high time to take care of ourselves, of our tense bodies, but also our, sometimes overwhelming, anxieties. It’s high time for us to recover a sense of normalcy once again. To reconnect with nature, the elements, water, fresh air, all this vegetation and the comforting sunlight. Here, everything leads us towards what is essential: To feel good, no matter what’s happening in our daily lives. Reserve your stay now, and all you’ll need to do is decide who you want to share this well-deserved restful time with!
Please note that our opening hours vary during holidays and high season periods.