Enjoy spas in Paris

Inspired by traditions from around the world and the latest innovations in wellness, Paris's spas provide welcome breaks filled with relaxation and self-care

Developed by prestigious brands around specific themes or more general wellness concepts, the spas of Paris marry tradition and modernity to give you moments of comfort a world away from the hectic pace of the city. Each one has its own identity, expertise and treatment programmes and packages. Marine showers, baths with essential oils, body wraps... A wide range of treatments is available in stylish, quirky or cosy settings.

Massages, scrubs, masks, wraps, hair removal, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, make-up, bathing rituals, beauty rituals from other countries… In these places that feel like their own little worlds, the treatments are varied and refined to cater to all needs and all preferences.

Department store La Samaritaine is one of Paris’s historical and architectural treasures, a temple to luxury and elegance that has opened a Cinq Mondes spa to take you on a journey with prestigious treatments that never fail to delight.

Some of you will be looking for expert formulas developed by big names in beauty. You can certainly find this at the luxurious and prestigious Institut Guerlain on the Champs-Élysées, which offers outstanding treatments based around its flagship products, such as the Orchidée Impériale and Abeille Royale lines. With body and facial treatments, hydrotherapy, massages, make-up and more, this exclusive spa offers guests a complete experience. The gorgeous French brand Nuxe also drew on its own expertise and iconic products when creating its spa on rue Montorgueil. With its vaulted cellars, little hidden swimming pool and meticulously crafted treatments, this spa is a must-visit for anyone who wants to treat themself to a moment of pleasure and well-being.

To enjoy the benefits of nature, specifically the ocean and its regenerative power, you can choose from L'Arbre à Sens, the special Cap Ferret area within Spa 28, Energymer and the splendid 1,000m² spa Villa Thalgo. These places all focus on natural active ingredients and exclusive treatments and have some wonderful surprises in store, like the sensory pool, aquatic course, large salty hammam and high-tech fitness centre at Villa Thalgo. Other day spas, such as Spa Mont Kailash, are renowned as little pockets of relaxation that feel far away from the city.

Fans of more holistic approaches might prefer to combine sport, relaxation and wellness in prestigious clubs with first-rate spas such as Klay, Ken, L’Usine or L’Échappée, and anyone who’s curious can try out a treatment in the dark at the spa Dans le Noir, where all of the therapists are blind or partially sighted. All of your senses will be awakened...

Hotel spas provide relaxing escapes for visitors and Parisians alike. Whether they’re classically chic, trendy boutique hotels or luxurious palaces, hotels demonstrate particular creativity when it comes to designing peaceful havens right in the city centre.

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Whichever one you choose, these oases in the heart of the urban jungle will provide your own little retreat.