Alexandre Lamoureux
winter in Brittany

Like a penguin in 10°C water

When the frost arrives, we have only one desire: to hibernate and curl up by the fireside. However, walking in sea water all year round has unsuspected virtues. Come on, let's jump into his wetsuit and his neoprene slippers, and we sneak into the colony of the "Pingouins Castins"!

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Pen Guen Beach

Putting a toe in a 10° sea?

No way ! And yet...

And yet, it only takes one adapted equipment so as not to feel the bite of the cold. Catherine, chief penguin and coach of this funny procession, ready insulating suit, hood, booties and gloves for "baptisms" of walking in the water. While trying to forget that we look like a frogman who has lost his flippers, we advance cautiously towards the ocean. 

After the first contact with cold water, you find yourself letting the water penetrate the suit slowly as you move towards the horizon. In fact, it's not that terrible! For an hour, immersed in water up to the chest, Catherine dictates the right gestures for safe practice, and sets the pace while proposing a series of movements. No need to know how to swim!

 

According to fans of these invigorating aquatic hikes, 

once you start, you quickly become addicted

But above all: we are much more resistant to small winter viruses! We return to dry land for a comforting and energetic snack. After such a session, well-being and inner peace have driven away the worries that have gone into muted mode! 

 

Alexandre Lamoureux
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It's good for morale ! 

Seawater is known for its therapeutic virtues. Walk in the water regularly (2 to 3 times a week) boosts natural immunity and contributes to fight against the stress, the misdeeds of the age, the overweight, the tiredness, the diseases of skin and cardiovascular, the rheumatisms, the respiratory affections. A real miracle cure.

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Practical Info

Water Walking sessions take place 4 weekly, all year round and last 1 hour.

Baptisms on reservation (specify when booking your usual trouser size and your shoe size)

Price: €23 per person, equipment rental included: wetsuit, gloves and slippers.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from: 15:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. (arrive 15 minutes before). Meet in front of the beach cabins on the main beach of Saint-Cast le Guildo (or Plage de Pen Guen - location specified when booking). Contact: Catherine Bossuyt 06.62.95.80.75.

Aquatic walk
Les Pengouins Castins – Aquatic Health Walk
    Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
    Aquatic walk
    Les Pengouins Castins – Aquatic Health WalkSaint-Cast-le-Guildo

    About

      You want to preserve your "well-being": the aquatic health walk at sea offers group sessions all year round on the large beach of Saint-Cast-Le Guildo and Pen Guen.

      The sessions (1 hour) are supervised by Catherine Bossuyt, patented d'Etat.

      The activity of aquatic health walk allows the awareness that the body and the spirit work in osmosis: if one is damaged, the other reacts, and vice versa.

      Sessions all year round on Monday (15 p.m. to 16 p.m.) and Wednesday (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Pen Guen beach. Friday (15 p.m. to 16 p.m.), large beach at Saint-Cast.

      From Easter to All Saints: evening session (Tuesday or Thursday), Pen Guen beach and occasional outings.

      ​​Spoken Languages:
      • English
      groups accepted:

      Prices

      Payment Methods:
      • French bank and postal checks
      • Cash
      Basic rate For a session (1h) €12
      Basic rate 5 sessions (1 hour) €50
      Basic rate For 10 sessions (1h) €90
      Basic rate Equipment rental (wetsuit, gloves) €8

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      • Monday : open
      • Tuesday : open
      • Wednesday : open
      • Thursday : open
      • Friday : open
      • On Saturday: open
      • Sunday: open
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