Philippe Lobgeois - Oise Tourism
Immersive experiences in 4 seasons

Musical Forest Baths

  • With friends / Alone
  • Wellness
  • In nature
Exceptional places in the forest

Immersive experiences in 4 seasons

Sylvotherapy comes to us from Japan where the benefits for the body and the mind of these practices of immersion and meditation in the forest have been known since the 90s under the name of shinrin yoku (forest bathing).

The Forest Festival which for 30 years has been inviting its audience to walk in the forest before concerts, was a pioneer. It created, during its 26th edition, the Musical forest baths. Different from concerts, these walks combine contact with nature and listening to live music, because they have many points in common and pursue the same goal: connection with oneself, a source of harmony and well-being.

The Musical Forest Baths are for everyone and provide the following experiences: 
  • Departure and arrival in a historic site to discover, in the middle of the forest or on the edge;
  • A welcome herbal tea or tea ceremony;
  • An easy walk in the forest totaling about 5 to 6 kilometers;
  • Times of observation, listening, breathing and meditation guided by the mediator;
  • Exercises to connect with nature, especially with trees;
  • The presence of music in nature, in accompaniment to certain exercises;
  • Music listening breaks, in the forest and at the place of departure or arrival;
  • On the way back, a tasting of exceptional teas.

At the end, simple and reproducible exercises are given to the participants: the Musical Forest Bath, by establishing an intimate and attentive contact with nature and with music, has opened a path towards self-knowledge, harmony and The well-being. It's up to everyone to pursue it!

Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism
Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism
Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism
Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism
At the rhythm of the 4 seasons

In order to increase seasonality, by offering these walks all year round, the theme of Musical Forest Baths has been adapted according to the seasons and the expected benefits. The summer marches will thus be placed under the sign of energy, both musical and natural, and will have an energizing effect.

Provide suitable equipment and walking shoes.

To each the experience that suits him


Everyone: the original formula

The Forest Festival amazes regulars and novices twice a month from February to November. Since 2017, more than 50 Musical Forest Baths have been conducted in the forest de Compiègne and Laigue. This represents more than 150 hours of music and 250 km of walking in the forest!


With the family: the most fun

Since 2021, the Festival team has been programming Musical Forest Baths for families, during spring, summer and All Saints school holidays. Shorter, focused on awakening the senses, encouraging sharing and creativity, they are an outdoor cultural activity for ages 7 to 77!


Groups and companies: tailor-made benefits

Companies are invited to schedule a private Musical Forest Bath to discover all the lasting benefits of their tailor-made protocol: vitality, communication at work, good instant reflexes to chase away the stress of everyday life and find a regenerating harmony...


Health and social field: to amaze everyone

The Festival des Forêts is committed to implementing the Musical Forest Bath formula for people in precarious situations, with disabilities, suffering from chronic illnesses... The team is working on the development of a protocol which will allow them from 2022 to welcome these vulnerable audiences by guaranteeing them an appropriate well-being experience.

To know

Musical Forest Baths benefit from the experience accumulated by the festival in accompanying the public in the forest and in mediation. Three people have finely developed them:

  • Jean Luc Chavanis, coach, consultant and trainer, designer of the Metanature method of mediation in business, author of These Gardens that help us (ed. Le Courrier du Livre);
  • Christine Vervel, hospital doctor, pediatrician, member of the board of directors of the Festival des Forêts;
  • Camille Villanove, musicologist and musical mediator, partner of the Festival des Forêts.

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