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Villa Caroline: Fasting and detox on Lake Annecy

True detox has finally arrived in France: fasting or low-calorie plant-based cooking without screens or wifi. All from the comfort of an intimate hotel on the shores of Lake Annecy, with its own private beach. This is the perfect way to free yourself of toxins and regain your balance in a natural setting. Drawing on the expertise of qualified therapists and a naturopath, this new address in France helps you relax, lose weight and boost your immunity. Book Villa Caroline through Luxe Wellness Club, and receive a complimentary treatment for every 7-night stay.

View of the establishment with its garden (Photo: Villa Caroline)

An enchanting setting for a gentle detox

Villa Caroline is the queen of detox cures in France. Her goal is clear: to help her guests free themselves of toxins and become the best version of themselves.

How? With food fasting and detox stays supervised by a naturopath and therapists in a magnificent villa on the shores of Lake Annecy, 30 minutes from Geneva and 1h30 from Lyon. The programs are carefully designed, the menus are predominantly vegan, and the magical location immediately contributes to the feeling of relaxation.

View of the lake and private beach from a room (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

Caroline and Grégory, the couple who own this wellness address, launched the project as if they were the customers. Since they couldn’t find the cure they were looking for, they created it. Faithful lovers of fasting, they always had to go to Switzerland or Germany, where fasting cures are much more common.

The lobby (Photo: Villa Caroline)

Villa Caroline is, in fact, France’s very first health and wellness hotel whose sole activity is to organize fasting and detox cures. A hotel that Luxe Wellness Club just couldn’t miss!

A confidential hotel with discreet luxury

“Less is more” is the motto that applies to the hotel’s rooms. Spaces are carefully decorated to make you feel at ease, in harmony with the surroundings. The atmosphere is warm and cocooning.

A bedroom (Photo: Villa Caroline)

Here, we take the time to read a few chapters by the fire, stroll among the aromatic plants and sip a detox herbal tea on the bedroom balcony. With just 18 rooms and suites, Villa Caroline is an intimate place where sharing moments is sacred. This is particularly the case in the demonstration kitchen, where you can learn how to cook healthily so that you can reproduce these gestures at home.

A suite (Photo: Villa Caroline)

The ideal location allows all kinds of escapes between lake and mountains. Villa Caroline boasts its own private sandy beach, a rarity on the shores of Lake Annecy, bordered by tall reeds.

You can also fill up on oxygen with the Jacquier air bowl . Using pine resin essential oil, this technique naturally promotes cell oxygenation.

A bathroom (Photo: Villa Caroline)

What’s more, as part of a detox program, you’ll be asked not to use your cell phone outside your room. In fact, detoxing isn’t just about diet and spa treatments, it’s also about disconnecting from the virtual world and putting our brains to rest. So, no screens or wifi at Villa Caroline… At Luxe Wellness Club, we applaud with both hands, because nothing annoys us more than seeing customers with their eyes glued to their phones in the restaurant. Being fully present allows you to enjoy and digest better!

Exercise and relaxation at the Clarins spa

To complement the natural surroundings, the hotel has a small gym facing the lake, equipped with top-of-the-range equipment, and a yoga room under the roof. Physical activity is essential during fasting, as it produces energy to trigger gluconeogenesis.

Outdoor yoga sessions (Photo: Villa Caroline)

For this reason, supervised physical activities are scheduled once a day, including yoga and qi gong sessions. Villa Caroline also provides electric bikes, paddles and kayaks. Of course, nature alone is enough: you can swim in the lake (almost) all year round, and there are many mountain walks.

The Spa by Clarins (Photo: Villa Caroline)

Moments of relaxation are also important. In addition to treatment rooms featuring Clarins products, and a spa area, the hotel has a meditation and relaxation room, as well as a library. You can relax here while drinking a delicious detox herbal tea.

Before treating yourself to an Ayurvedic or balancing massage at the spa, you can free yourself of all toxins with sauna and hammam sessions. Highly recommended as part of a detox program, as it dilates the pores and eliminates dead skin cells, helping to cleanse the skin deep down.

Your choice of fasting formula or detox cure

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fasting enthusiast, you can detox at Villa Caroline for as little as two nights. Three programs are offered: the comfort fast, the detox cure and finally the discovery day to familiarize yourself with detox and fasting practices. Stays include a consultation with a naturopath and an iridological flash (iris analysis) to analyze your body’s deficiencies and imbalances, which amazes most clients.

A treatment room (Photo: Villa Caroline)

For the duration of your stay, you won’t be eating any solid food to allow your digestive system to regenerate. The aim is to purify the body of its toxins.

The living room (Photo: Villa Caroline)

The detox cure is less drastic, focusing on lifestyle and good habits. With the invaluable advice of a naturopath, you’ll learn how to change the way you eat. The idea is to take a step back and recharge your batteries at the same time.

Fasting means abstention. You’ll have to forget tea, coffee and, of course, alcohol during your stay, even if it’s not forbidden to have a glass of wine at the end of your stay…

Dining room (Photo: Villa Caroline)

Diets vary from one cure to another. For comfort fasting, which is preventive fasting, pressed fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas and broths are on the menu. This water-based diet allows the body to regenerate itself by taking its resources from within. To help you adapt, we advise you to start reducing your diet just before coming to Villa Caroline.

If you want to detox without fasting, the low-calorie detox is for you. Accompanied by a naturopath, you’ll benefit from a tailor-made menu(around 1000-1200 calories per day).

The chef, formerly of London’s NOBU restaurant, lets his creativity do the talking, sublimating organic and local produce around dishes that are essentially plant-based and rich in vitamins, antioxidants and micronutrients. 6

Read our article We tested it for you: Villa Caroline, pure detox on the shores of Lake Annecy.

Book (with an exclusive Luxe Wellness Club benefit)

Take advantage of our expertise in wellness stays and contact us for a personalized quote for Villa Caroline, with an exclusive benefit (one treatment free with every reservation).

Prices: 345 euros per day per person for the fasting formula, 385 euros per day per person for the detox formula. Add 145 euros per night for a suite.

Please note: Closed from October 15 to December 20, 2023.

Call us from France: + 33 1 85 73 22 14 or from Switzerland: +41 22 501 75 16 to discuss your stay at Villa Caroline.

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