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March 5, 2007updated May 15, 2020

The 6 Best Spas in Paris

By Chris Boyle

Discover a world of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty at these fabulous spas

INSTITUT DIOR, HOTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE

INSTITUT DIOR, HOTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE

Treatments and facilities: Combining the glamor of one of France’s most renowned couture houses with the excellence of a top Parisian hotel, the Institut Dior offers exceptional treatments in a location reminiscent of one its elegant boutiques.

The spa’s primary aim is to rejuvenate and re-energize, bringing back youthful beauty and energy to face and body through an interaction of the finest products and techniques.

Signature treatment: ‘L’Or de Vie’, a revitalizing treatment using a miracle concentrate developed from antioxidant-rich grape vines from Château d’Yquem. The result: plumper, toned skin and incredible luminosity.

SPA ANNE SÉMONIN, LE BRISTOL

Treatments and facilities: Elegant and cosy, the Anne Sémonin Spa at Le Bristol is a privileged area dedicated to beauty and wellbeing.

Treatments, many based around aromatherapeutical techniques and products, include phyto-aromatic facials, body treatments and wide range of massages.

Signature treatment: Le Bristol Royal Signature Treatment, an 85-minute made-to-measure program incorporating personalized facial and intensive eye and décolleté treatment for smooth, firm skin.

Céline Helmstetter, Spa Director

+33 (0)1 4266 2422

Le Bristol Hotel, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008

www.lebristolparis.com

GEORGE V SPA, FOUR SEASONS GEORGE V

Treatments and facilities: With its elegant toile de jouy wallpaper and gold and cream color palette, this spa is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s Versailles boudoir.

Covering a space of 850 square meters (9,150 square feet), the extensive facilities include a pool, 11 treatment rooms including a double one for couples, saunas, steam baths, relaxation room, fitness area and beauty rooms.

Signature treatment: “A stroll through Versailles” offers a unique opportunity to discover the Queen’s beauty rituals. During this ritual, experience an orange blossom body exfoliation, relaxing shea butter massage, and milky facial, all three inspired by the Queen’s own beauty ritual.

Mrs Verena Fox, Spa Director

+ 33 (0)1 4952 7210

Four Seasons George V Hotel, 31 Avenue George V, 75008

www.fourseasons.com

RITZ SPA & HEALTHCLUB, RITZ PARIS

RITZ SPA & HEALTHCLUB, RITZ PARIS

Treatments and facilities: Inspired by the baths of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Health Club at the Ritz Paris is dedicated to promoting total well-being through unadulterated indulgence, pampering and relaxation in a stunningly beautiful setting.

Towering Greek columns surround the pool while luxurious face and body treatments are performed in seven hushed private rooms.

Signature treatment: Treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation with “The Quintessence Treatment”, a 90-minute face treatment that leaves the face toned, lifted and plumped. The skin is radiant and the signs of aging are wiped away.

Philippe Coulibaly, Spa Director

+33 (0)1 4346 3060

Ritz Paris Hotel, 15 Place Vendome, 75001

www.ritzparis.com

ESPACE PAYOT

ESPACE PAYOT

Treatments and facilities: Located minutes away from the Champs- Elysées, this spa – opened by Doctor Nadia Payot – is a temple dedicated to beauty and well-being.

In addition to relaxing and rejuvenating treatments for men and women, Payot offers its guests the use of a pool, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and cardio-salon, many of which can be featured in a tailor-made fitness solution such as a posture-improving program or sports coaching session, all set in a super-sleek and contemporary surroundings.

Signature treatment: For a complete break from the everyday, book a ‘Pause bien-être’ or Wellbeing Pause, a five- or ten-hour retreat featuring body or face treatments scheduled for your convenience, plus extended access to the spa’s facilities.

+33 (0)1 4561 4208

62 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008

www.espacepayot.com

SPA VALMONT, LE MEURICE

SPA VALMONT, LE MEURICE

Treatments and facilities: Located on the mezzanine level of the hotel and surrounded by a beautiful garden, this expansive spa is a peaceful haven of rejuvenation styled in marble, wood and glass.

Using products by Swiss skincare brand Valmont, the spa offers treatments such as massages incorporating the ‘Thermes Marins de Saint Malo’ range and an Eye Contour Lifting treatment, only to be found at Le Meurice. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness center comprising a free weights area, Star Trac and Concept II cardio-training machines, and a personal trainer on hand to create a bespoke fitness program.

Signature treatment: Try the Glaciers Moisturising Vitality Treatment, which uses a collagen mask to help smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, leaving the complexion radiant and full.

Sylvaine Decleves, Spa Director

+ 33 (0)1 4458 1077

Hotel Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001

www.lemeurice.com

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