In need of a spring healthy break I headed for a long weekend to France at La Clairière Bio & Spahotel, in the picturesque Alsace region of La Petite Pierre. A family-owned establishment, this wellness retreat is small and welcoming with a friendly atmosphere. From the organic, seasonal food to the ecological bathroom products, it has an unpretentious air which enables you to feel…
La Clairière is set into a wooded hill side in the stunning Vosges du Nord. The forest is a UNESCO bio diverse reserve consisting of oak, beech, pine and alder trees. The resort draws its influence in all areas from the forest; from the structure of its buildings, the atmosphere of the spa to the luxurious menu in the restaurant, everything has a feeling of natural simplicity and elegance. This secluded heaven will let you feel closer to nature whilst still enjoying the home comforts of an outstanding luxury spa holiday.
Programmes at La Clairière Bio & Spa Hotel
The Vosage du Nord Nature reserve is in the North East of France, near the border with Germany. As you wind your way through the trees to La Clairière, you know you’re heading somewhere special. The woodland is a major influence on the La Clairière, from the rooms to the food, the spa treatments to the calming atmosphere; your whole experience draws power from the inspiring surroundings.
The restaurant caters for all types of diners. Enjoy privacy in a cosy corner, or socialise with other guests on one of the large terrace tables overlooking the surrounding forest. The menu is seasonal, and dishes change depending on what is grown and caught at the time as well as how the weather may affect what you would prefer to eat. Fresh salads in the summer, and warming stews in the winter. The chef is also happy to adapt meals to fit your bespoke nutritional requirements. Ingredients are fresh and local. Cheese and wines are selected from the area, and even game is caught in the neighbouring woodland. Fruit and vegetables are always fresh and minimal amounts of salt and sugar are used in the cooking process. The chefs take special care over the menu, and pride themselves on delivering a truly satisfying experience. A vast array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served at the bar, as well as fruit and fruit juices throughout the afternoon.
Facilities & Services
2x Swimming pools
All rooms reflect the forest’s edge on which they are situated. Rustic touches are added to a contemporary and comfortable design that makes all rooms both accommodating and practical. Natural organic sheets will have you fully relaxed every time you lay your head on your pillow at this boutique wellness retreat.
- Table tennis
- Nordic walking
- Mountain biking
The spa is a window into the forest, where you can relax and embrace the tranquillity of the trees around you. You’ll feel reinvigorated as you leave the Finnish sauna and jump straight into the waiting plunge pool. If you’re feeling energetic, do a few laps of the indoor pool and cool off with an ice shower. When it comes to pampering, La Clairière‘s spa has everything you need to enjoy a holistic healing experience. You’ll have an extensive range of experiences to choose from, including traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy and Ayurveda therapies. Experienced well-being professionals will give you oil massages, foot rubs and reflexology to leave you feeling refreshed and reborn. There are also consultations available to help design a bespoke program of treatments that will best suit your needs.
The focus of La Clairière is very much on natural forms of healing. Everything about the resort has the environment and your personal well-being at its heart. Whether it’s the Grander Water Technology energised drinking water, or a toning massage with birch essential oils, every aspect of your stay is designed to relieve your stresses and strains. The stunning vistas from your balcony will also give you a renewed feeling of balance in yourself.
Stay Pay offer
- For stays of 5 nights, 1 night offered (but all meals have to be charged for all the nights free of charge)
- For stays of 7 nights, 2 nights offered (but all meals have to be charged for all the nights free of charge)
This offer is valid all year for all guests including solo travellers. For bookings without a package.
Sophie’s Review of La Clairière Bio & Spahotel
EKM_1, Trip Advisor ReviewVisited June 2018
After a week in this hotel, our batteries were totally reloaded. We stayed in a room with terrasse and choosed for the demi pension formula. The room was very good with relaxing bed, nice bathroom, small save and terrasse to the south. It was only 1 night difficult to sleep because of outside day temperature of 38 C.
The BIO concept is used in the complete hotel and is best observed in the fine foods. The breakfast buffet is very varied with choice for everyone. The dinner menu was very surprising,, very good with light meals but nobody left table hungry. You will not get heavy meals with fries etc.
michal o, Trip Advisor ReviewVisited June 2018
We stayed at La Clariere for a week. Right away our room was upgraded to a bigger room. The room was spacious and comfortable with a small balcony. We took a package deal that included 3 meals and spa treatments. The hotel also offers yoga and Chi-Qong for its guests.
The food was delicious, like eating in a chef's restaurant- all three meals!! Food was of high quality products, dishes were creative, intersting, tasteful and healthy. Deserts were dreamy. All this delicious experience was acompanied with a service of the first degree, and we want to say a special thanks you to Frank who was our waiter most of our time there and helped us translating the menus to English and was very kind and helpful!!
The surroundings of the hotel are beautiful, and it is very recommended to go outside for a walk and to visit the near village of La petite Pier, and the forests all around.
The hotel has a wonderful relaxing Spa with saunas of all kinds, swimming pools, and all sorts of relaxing treatments.