Visiting Paris can be a little overwhelming. Despite the city’s beauty and cultural flex, the constant crowd and the busy streets can easily rub on you, especially if you’re staying for a longer visit. Good thing there are plenty of recreational activities you can indulge in. Taking a jog on a good day is a perpetually commended activity. You can also always drop by an art museum of your choosing or sip a glass of wine in a laid-back bar on the outskirts of the city. But on days when you feel like getting pampered, the spas are the perfect options. And Paris has certainly an immaculate share of the best of the best.
Here are our top recommended places to rejuvenate and relax.
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Located in one of France’s glorified couture houses, not to mention a top Parisian hotel, the Institut Dior combines luxury and style to provide a unique spa experience that is hard to find anywhere else. The Insitut takes pride in its professional staff of expert therapists who are widely experienced in providing top-quality treatments.
The Institut’s goal is to provide a rejuvenating and re-energizing service that recharges your youthful elegance using the most advanced techniques and products in spa science. Their signature treatment is the L’Or de Vie which promises a glowing skin that is plump and toned.
Your treatment starts with a personal consultation and skin examination. Then a recommended option is given that is guaranteed to provide great results that last. All products used are of the finest quality while the space is very relaxing aside from being very aesthetically pleasant.
Location: Hotel Plaza Athénée, 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008
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Found in one of Paris’s elite hotels, Le Bristol, SPA ANNE SÉMONIN, LE BRISTOL exudes comfort and elegance that is perfect for those who seek relaxation in a place where you can totally relax.
Make sure to experience their specialty, Le Bristol Royal Signature Treatment, which is an 85-minute program that aims to give you a smooth and firm skin through a personalized facial and intensive eye treatment.
This spa’s inclination in terms of practice is based on aromatherapeutical techniques inclusive of phyto-aromatic facials, body massages and other diverse array of treatments.
Location: Le Bristol Hotel, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
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This 400 square meter relaxation haven boasts premium amenities offering a variety of rejuvenating services. They have a super-sized jacuzzi, a hydrotonic bath with massage jets, a sauna, a hammam, and a fitness suite. There are 10 guest cabins for guests where they can take relish in the experienced facials and body treatments. The ambience inside the Mosaic Spa is very calming. The interior is bathed in soft tones of purple and blue which reflects beautifully on the mosaic floors reminiscent of a Moroccan carpet. Personal coaches are available for customised training indoors, or in the nearby Parc Monceau.
Surrender into a pleasant retreat with professional masseurs dedicated to provide a heavenly massage experience.
Location: Hotel du Collectionneur, 51-57 Rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France
SPA VALMONT, LE MAURICE
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Located on the exquisitely lit mezzanine of Le Maurice, the spa Valmon blends nature and science to create miraculous results. The Valmont has three treatment rooms and offers a full range of treatments. They have a steam room, a sauna, and a gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Spa Valmont makes use of Swiss anti-aging skincare products and their treatments are a great combination of technology and natural treatments. Never miss their Eye Contour Lifting Intensive Treatment which brings back the glow of your tired-looking eyes.
The environment is generally pleasant and there's a sunny deck where you can slowly sip a cold drink.
Location: Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
LA RÉSERVE PARIS HOTEL AND SPA
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A high-end spa set around a 16-meter stretch of indoor pool, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa gives you all the privacy you need to enjoy luxury spa treatment. Aside from the marvelous hotel service of the establishment which was formerly a Pierre Cardin mansion, its masseurs and therapists are topnotch. There are also three treatment rooms along with a fitness area where you can employ the services of an experienced sports coach. Their treatments are really something to look forward to. La Réserve Paris exclusively uses Professor Jacques Proust's products, the Nescens-Swiss anti-ageing, a leading brand in anti-ageing products that will replenish your dead skin cells, exposing fresh, clean, and plump looking skin, visibly peeling years off your appearance. The staff are very accommodating and responsive you'll always feel top priority.
Location: La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, PARIS
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At 900 square meters of space, Mandarin Oriental in Paris is one of the largest luxury spas you can find in the city. It occupies two floors, and features a 14-meter lap pool with all necessary relaxation amenities including a fitness center and a herbal steam room. Their aim is geared towards privacy so the two floors ensure that the guests feel personalized service. Guests are first invited into a consultation session where a seasoned personal therapist establishes the kind of treatment you'd receive based on your needs. Then, a full rejuvenating exprience is delivered, complete with a relaxing ambience from the interior rooms to the outside massage beds.
Location: Mandarin Oriental, 251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
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The Ritz has become a symbol of luxury and refinement. So it’s not surprising that one of the best spas in the city can be found within the Ritz. Housed within prominent Greek columns with crystal clear pool bath, its ultimate aim is total relaxation through “unadulterated indulgence” in a stunning setting. There are seven private rooms for peaceful and personal rejuvenation.
All treatments in the Ritz are provided to stimulate and sooth the senses, so you are always re-energized after every session. Their signature is The Quintessence Treatment which takes about an hour and 30 minutes for a face that is adequately toned and youthful.
Location: Ritz Paris Hotel, 15 Place Vendome, 75001
SPA BY SOTHYS, LE BURGUNDY PARIS
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A 2690 square meter urban cocoon designed for well-being, Spa Le Burgundy by Sothys offers 5-star comfort. It features a stunning 49-feet long swimming pool, massage jets, and two large massage rooms. A hammam and a sauna are also available to accommodate guests.The spa’s interior is relaxing with a calming decor that is meant to prepare guests for the soothing treatments.
Location: 6-8 Rue Duphot - 75001 Paris - France
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Situated near the famous avenue of Champs- Elysées, Espace Payot is a heavenly space dedicated to well-being. Boasting a large pool, aromatic surroundings, and a well-lit space fit for complete rest, it has everything you need to reinvigorate and come out fully reenergized. Aside from the majestic pool, the Payot also has a sauna,a hammam, Jacuzzi and cardio-salon, all set within a sleek, contemporary surrounding.
Try out their Pause bien-être, a five to ten hour program inclusive of facial and body treatments paced according to your own schedule and convenience.
Location: 62 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008
CHI, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL
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“CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the legendary Shangri-La – a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Located in what were originally the stables of Prince Roland Bonaparte’s hôtel particulier, CHI, The Spa includes fitness facilities, a pool with outdoor terrace and a beauty treatment centre.”
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Reminiscent of the Roman baths, this luxury spa in Paris offers more than just a relaxing environment, a good workout or great guest service. It’s an all-around spa service that will keep you refreshed and reinvigorated throughout your vacation stay.
LE ROCH HOTEL AND SPA
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Le Roch, roughly translated as “the rock,” is another wellness suite that offers high-end spa services. Its cozy contemporary interior is made from black lava rock and only natural light is used in illuminating the space. Its spa services is geared around personalized treatments using Codage and Kure Bazaar skin products. There's also a swimming pool located on the ground floor.
Location: Le Roch Hotel & Spa, 28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France
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