New Aquatic Centre for Chatel   September 2nd, 2014

forme-do-night-outsideThis summer saw the opening of new aquatic centre in Chatel, which has been a big investment and an upgrade of the old existing outdoor summer-only pool.

The new centre called Forme d’O is a combination of pools / gym and spa areas, all finished to a very high standard.

During Summer and Winter seasons the centre will be open 7 days a week.

Inside it’s divided into 3 separate areas; the indoor & outdoor “Aquatic” swimming pools / “Oceane” adults only pool and spa area / “Fitness” gym area.

Aquatic Area

Features an indoor pool which goes from 40cm to 120cm complete with bubbles, perfect for children to play and enjoy. Plus an area marked out with 25 metre swimming lanes for those wishing to practise some serious swimming.

The outdoor 200m² swimming area is accessed by a connecting water tunnel, here you will have magnificent views across the valley even in the winter because the pool is heated year round. There are hydro-massage jets and bubble beds around the pool, with hot tub areas to relax in too, plus a swim against the current area.

Oceane Area

No children are allowed in this area, so I think it’s safe to say the noise levels will be a fair bit lower than the main swimming pools.

There is a 125m² swimming pool Saunaat 120cms depth with waterfalls and bubble beds.

Two traditional Hammam with starry ceiling to steam away any aches and pains.

Three different sauna rooms which are varying in temperature, plus a mineral solarium room and a relaxation room.

Also available are various beauty treatments and massages, offered in 4 separate treatment rooms complete with individual showers.

Fitness AreaFitness room

This 100m² cardio room features all the latest fitness equipment including rowing machines, running machine and cross-trainers.

There are various different fitness classes offered during the week ranging from Aquabiking / Aquazen / Aquafusion.

This whole centre will undoubtedly be a great benefit to Chatel, especially on bad weather days during the winter ski season.

Remember that French swimming pools like to enforce swimming trunks and NO swimming shorts policy, and here too you’ll have to remember to bring your Speedos. Which most Brits do find a bit of a strange policy, but it’s the same for everyone and once your in the pool nobody notices.

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