There’s nothing like a moment of relaxation after a long day spent wandering the streets of Paris. The French capital offers dozens of high-quality spas, many of them housed within some of the city’s most iconic hotels. Havens of peace and comfort, they are open to hotel guests and by appointment to non-residents. Hotel spas enable guests to enjoy the best facilities and the best expertise. Follow the guide to find the offer that suits you best!
The spas of Paris’ grand Palace hotels
The epitome of luxury, refinement and elegance, Parisian Palace hotels are an iconic part of French heritage. These famous names boast the city’s most prestigious spas.
The Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is laid out around the largest hotel swimming pool in Paris and offers a unique range of the brand’s signature customizable treatments. At the Meurice, the Spa Valmont lets guests choose from a wide range of treatments: detox facials, anti-aging rituals, slimming massages, muscle relaxation techniques and more. At the Plaza Athenée’s Dior Institut, the iconic French brand’s top of the range treatments welcome those looking for serenity and wellbeing. The Bristol offers treatments from the prestigious Swiss brand La Prairie with its gold and caviar products and has designed a whole facial treatment range with Tata Harper, a major figure in high-end natural beauty. On the product side, the palace hotel has chosen premium brands such as EviDenS, Sisley and Maison Caulières.
Technophiles looking for a relaxing break can head to the Hôtel de Crillon at Sense, A Rosewood Spa for treatments with the latest equipment, such as the TwinSlim (slims and rejuvenates the face using ultrasound) and Medical JetSystem (new anti-aging technology). The spa at the Mandarin Oriental offers a full experience to nourish both body and spirit. It has won Best Luxury Hotel Spa and Best Unique Experience Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards. At La Réserve, the spa offers cutting-edge anti-aging treatments by the Swiss brand Nescens. The Ritz Club Paris has also opted for specialized and innovative brands, featuring products by French company Biologique Recherche in its treatments and calling in famous hairstylist David Mallet. While the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme partners with luxury brand La Mer to bring guests an aquatic-themed spa experience with balneotherapy, energized water technology and more. The Four Seasons Hotel George V, meanwhile, has chosen to put the focus on the comprehensive and rigorous Haute Couture Dr. Burgener Switzerland programme. You can get guaranteed results before continuing the relaxing experience with a dip in the enormous swimming pool.
Wellness spaces in Paris that take you on a journey
Many hotels draw from countries all over the world and their traditional wellness rituals when designing their spas.
At the Lutétia's spa, Akasha, for example, customers can enjoy treatments based on Indian philosophy of the same name which revolves around the four elements.
Travel to Italy at the spa of the Hotel Vinci Due, where you will find a relaxation area organised around a pool adorned with a lion's head, in light colours that invite calm and serenity. At the Da Vinci Hotel, wellness enthusiasts can relax around a mosaic-covered pool under a starry canopy, reminiscent of the colours used by Leonardo da Vinci to paint the Mona Lisa. Pamper yourself in the intimate tranquillity of Les Matins de Paris & Spa, where you can enjoy a swimming pool, a hammam and massages by Olivier Lecocq - masseur of the Parisian palaces - whose range of treatments is 100% natural and organically grown.
Personalized and bespoke treatments in Paris
Made-to-measure treatments that can be adapted to guests’ individual needs, allow for an experience that is most in line with their expectations.
At the highly chic hotel particulier Bourgogne & Montana, guests are spoiled for choice and can choose from and combine various treatments, from Asian exfoliation techniques, reflexology on the soles of the feet, Swedish massages, light legs treatments, manicures, yoga, showers with essential oils and more. At the Hyatt Paris Madeleine, the selection of essential oils during massages can be changed according to the requests of each guest.
Hôtel Élysées Regencia and Maison Breguet have treatment menus developed by Olivier Lecocq Paris, which include personalized massages, anti-jet-lag treatments and relaxing experiences to enjoy with others.
1K Paris offers an intimate and luxurious experience in its Wellness Suites. You can expect personalized treatments from Angelica, the resident expert with her magic touch, combined with authentic, handmade skincare products from the brand Origine.
At the Shangri-La, Chi, the Spa draws inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine to help customers feel calm and relaxed, with the help of cosmeceutical brand Alaena.
Beauty and body treatments by major cosmetic brands in Paris
In recent years, leading hotels have teamed up with prominent cosmetic and make-up brands to offer specific treatments and services.
Nuxe is one of those big brands that is highly acclaimed for the quality of its products and treatment programmes. The spa at Le Mathurin, situated in the Madeleine neighbourhood in the heart of Paris, offers treatments and massages using only products by this famous natural cosmetics brand. Just like Terrass’Hotel in Montmartre, Hôtel Square in the 16th arrondissement and Hôtel de Nell in the 9th. Spa Diane Barrière, at true Parisian institutionFouquet’s, offers treatments designed with the personalized cosmetics brand Odacité, enveloping customers in their own peaceful bubble. And for the beauty side of things, the spa has created a make-up room in collaboration with the famous Maison Harcourt.
Spa Nolinski by La Colline at Nolinski and L’Ablutio at Sinner, which are both part of the same group, combine refinement à la française with the quality of the products by this famous Swiss brand, with a range of saunas, facials, massages, exfoliating treatments and detox therapies. The magnificent hotel Cour des Vosges, on the square of the same name, has also chosen this Swiss company for its customers’ treatments.
At Hôtel Molitor, keen spa-goers can head to the fabulously decorated Spa by Clarins, perfect for fans of this French brand of excellent quality. Brach Paris makes use of the French skincare brand’s highly effective products and unique touch in its two beauty suites.
The treatments at Le Belmont's spa feature the natural aromatherapy brand Décleor alongside eco-friendly nail polish brand Kure Bazaar. The Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles and Saint James Paris attract fans of big names in French luxury to their Guerlain spas.
And it's not just cosmetics brands; some Parisian spas have teamed up with other wellness specialists. For example, Monsieur George has given the running of its wellness area over to the Le Tigre Yoga Club team, who provide massages ranging from vigorous to more gentle, Japanese hair straightening, private yoga classes in guests’ rooms and more.
Outside its hotels, Paris also has many other spas in different parts of the city.
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The most astonishing spas in Paris
Some spas are unmissable for the unique memories they create, whether with thanks to their unusual decor or their unprecedented treatment techniques.
Rooted in Hollywood style with decor themed on Marilyn Monroe, the Platine Hôtel and its wellness space create an entirely unique experience.
The spa at the Hôtel des Sèvres offers three exclusive treatments performed in even more unique booths : a feng shui spa, an alpha lounge and a floating cocoon. The spa at hotel Le Petit Beaumarchais also has a Flotarium, a large pool of salt water where you can float around and relax, as well as a sauna and treatment room.
Beyond the usual jacuzzi, hammam (Turkish bath), sauna and swimming pool, some Parisian hotels also offer surprising balneotherapy and thalassotherapy treatments. At the Intercontinental Paris le Grand, the Spa by Algotherm (currently closed for renovation) is one of the only spas in Paris to offer thalassotherapy, but also boasts a range of facials, exfoliating treatments, energizing rituals and even treatments for young mothers. At the Hôtel du Collectionneur, Spa Mosaïc has special hydrotherapy baths where you can take advantage of the known benefits of water, before or after a treatment designed by Decléor and/or some time in the hammam and sauna. To stay with the sea theme, head to the tranquil spa Phytomer at the hotel La Belle Juliette.
At the highly exclusive Bonsoir Madame, the wellness area provides various facial and body treatments, a hammam and… an infrared sauna cabin where you can unwind and enjoy a moment of regenerative relaxation in a little bubble of heat.
As for the Fauchon hotel on place de la Madeleine, it has developed varied signature treatments with an emphasis on delicious treats and indulgent pampering. Anti-aging face fitness and lymphatic drainage sessions are also available.