Bathing traditional, these baths "Festival of Christmas" is more fans each year in the Mediterranean region (Monaco, Nice, scenary ...), but in the water "cool" (La Rochelle and pool banquisarts, and Baule and frosted or ducks Vika) . But what are the risks?
Communities is generally limited to the bath for 15 minutes. "Otherwise, the danger is great to see the participants in the water, and more help," explains Cedric Lussiez, the Director of the Office of Tourism of Concarneau in Brittany.
"Immersion in cold water is also a strong attack on the body," Jean-Louis San Marco, a professor of public health at Marseille. "I would advise you never to start this practice. However, if this is the first time or if you do it regularly, and contrindications less because your body is accustomed to." Frosted ducks La Baule, thirty brave, come winter bathe every day one.