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New for 2018 Fitness Retreats At Chateau Lou Casteou

by TGB
Lou Casteou Fitness Holidays

If you like to keep up with your fitness routine whilst enjoying a relaxing break away, or you are looking for a holiday with a difference, then read on!

The rather stunning Cote d’Azur chateau Lou Casteou (situated in the Esterel mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez) has recently announced new dates for its three luxury residential fitness retreats. Whilst the special breaks do have a fitness theme, I do love how wine is included in the price – one has to get their priorities right! 😉

Lou Casteou Fitness Holiday

The specially coordinated breaks offer a great chance for you to mingle and make new friends whilst having fun and keeping fit – the fact that temperature will be above sub zero is an added bonus!

The Fitness Retreats At Chateau Lou Casteous sessions include: – Let’s Salsa, Tennis Academy and Body Tonic, with more details and prices below.


5 – 8TH APRIL 2018

Learn the different dance disciplines of Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Regaetton, Kizomba, and Street Dance on this fun four-day, all-inclusive luxurious residential retreat, led by dancers Laith Sami, John Let’s Salsa and Simon and Becky Mascarenhas.

The retreat caters for both beginners and experienced dancers wishing to improve footwork skills. Dancing is complimented by fitness activities designed to improve core and leg muscle groups used in dance. These include core strengthening and fun swiss ball sessions, plus water and Latino aerobics, boxercise and a tennis workshop. Wine tasting and evening cocktails are enjoyed with street dance sessions and themed party nights.

Details: Three nights’ full board costs £1,250 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £998 for 2 guests sharing, price includes all meals and wine, open bar over the four days, a champagne reception, daily dance and fitness classes, excursions and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

Lou Casteou Fitness Holidays


3rd – 7th MAY 2018

This five-day all-inclusive tennis event caters for up to 18 guests, on a luxury all-inclusive basis. All healthy and delicious meals, drinks and wines are included and served around the chateau’s heated infinity pool, in its historic cloisters or period reception rooms. Tennis sessions, held at nearby club are led by Richie Baker and his experienced team of French and English tennis professionals. Richie is a Level 4 LTA coach, a Sports Physiotherapist and Specialist in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Tennis coaching sessions take place each morning, with singles or doubles played in the afternoons. A tournament is then held, followed by celebratory, closing dinner. Non-playing partners are welcome to attend the event and can relax by the heated swimming pool, or visit the Cote d’Azur’s local beaches and historic attractions. Local town Frejus holds a Provencal market and the picturesque beaches of Agay and St. Aygulf are a short drive away.

Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,360 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,030 person for 2 guests sharing, with all meals, drinks and wines over the 5 days, inc. elegant three-course dinners, daily professional tennis coaching sessions, a Tennis Tournament and Awards Dinner and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

Lou Casteou Fitness Holiday


30th MAY – 3rd JUNE

20th – 24th JUNE 2018

19th – 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018

​Held in the beautiful French Riviera countryside Body Tonic at Lou Casteou provides guests with a balance of energetic, fun training and vibrant Latin dance classes, stunning coastal and mountain treks, balanced meals and chateau accommodation. Body Tonic is designed to appeal to all ages and levels of fitness, whether seeking to improve strength and well-being or kick start a healthy regime.

Guests stay at the luxurious chateau on an all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines are included. Highly-talented Italian chef, Matteo Mangerotti and Michelin Star restaurant Manager and Sommelier, Silvia Ravello prepare healthy and delicious, low-carbohydrate, nutritionally-balanced meals prepared from the best local ingredients. Meals are served around the pool, in the historic cloisters or elegant, period reception rooms.

Fitness classes include stretching, core and kettlebells, boxercise, TRX strengthening and toning exercises, cardio blast, circuit training, water and Latino aerobics, salsa, legs, bums and tums classes and a relaxing massage. The programme also includes tennis, kayaking and treks along the stunning coastal routes. Also evening aperitifs served by the pool and themed dinners and parties.

Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,550 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,350 for 2 guests sharing, with all meals with wine over the five days, a champagne reception, daily fitness and dance classes, coastal treks, water aerobics, one massage, yoga & stretching classes and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

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Kirsty February 13, 2018 - 12:19 pm

I have never thought about doing a fitness retreat before. I love the setting of this one, it looks beautiful. Initially I thought they sounded quite expensive but actually, when I read what was included that seems really good.

TGB February 13, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Nor had I! I think it is a fantastic idea for those who want something different from a holiday and it is such a fantastic idea for those who are travelling on their own – a great excuse to meet people!x

Beth February 13, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Oooh these sound AMAZING. I love the body tonic fitness retreats. 🙂

TGB February 13, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Such a fantastic idea – all whilst sunning yourself too, the perfect holiday – such a stunning location too.

Cath - Battlemum February 13, 2018 - 6:54 pm

These all sound lovely. If I were going I’d have to do the Salsa Retreat. I did Ballroom and Latin American dancing in my teens so this would be right up my street. I’ve also been lucky enough to visit Nice so to return to the South of France would be a real treat.

TGB February 13, 2018 - 8:41 pm

I would love to try the Salsa retreat too! 🙂 The South of France is lovely and the weather is guaranteed… an excuse to get away from the rain 🙂 x

Ana De- Jesus February 13, 2018 - 11:20 pm

I used to do musical theatre when I was a child but I have always wanted to learn Latin dances like salsa and I would love to learn how to do street dance. Plus I love how the retreat includes meals,wine and champagne! What a result!

TGB February 14, 2018 - 12:48 pm

The Salsa retreat sounds amazing and romantic too in a way – loving how everything is included… champers especially 😉 x

Anosa Malanga February 14, 2018 - 10:19 am

Oh this is so cool. I have not yet experienced this kind of retreat. I guess this year its definitely worth to try out. I’ll share this to my girlfriends too as for sure they will be interested as well.

TGB February 14, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Absolutely – it is something different and would be a great holiday idea for friends 🙂

Ondo Lady February 14, 2018 - 10:33 am

I always wanted to go to a retreat, a yoga one would be right up my street. Ooh the salsa one sounds amazing.

TGB February 14, 2018 - 12:45 pm

I think it sounds fantastic – not sure yoga is my boat but I have to agree that the salsa retreat sounds amazing 🙂

Siobhan February 14, 2018 - 9:21 pm

These look Great! Love the idea of the Latin dancing one. I danced up until I had my first two years ago but only ballet really. I’ve always loved Latin and Ballroom. #bloggerclubuk

TGB February 15, 2018 - 10:11 am

You are a dancer? That is awesome! They should just let us all go for a blogger dance holiday and let us soak up the sun! 🙂 x

Stephanie February 14, 2018 - 10:04 pm

Oh didn’t realise they had things like this. Great idea and for a fitness loved it would be great fun. Much nicer to exercise in the sun than here!

TGB February 15, 2018 - 10:10 am

Nor did I! I think it is a fabulous idea and such a beautiful place too 🙂 x

Nazrin March 20, 2018 - 8:47 pm

I’ve never been to this kind of retreat but this is the year of difference and doing all the things I’ve never done before so I should really get myself signed up to some of my favourites!



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