If you’re a connoisseur of spa treatments and spas, get ready, because Paris offers a fragrant bouquet of spa experiences that are sure to delight even the most gourmet beauty experts. There seems to be an increasing awareness of whole-body health that is being diffused in these sanctuaries of beauty and well-being. Many of the spas here are co-branded with luxury beauty lines such as Darphin, Deep Nature-Algotherm, Biologique Recherche, La Prairie and Guerlain. Indeed for several of those mentioned their flagship spas are here in Paris.
These shrines of relaxation and rejuvenation are each exquisite and each very different from one another. For a lifting and sculpting facial, Biologique Recherche reigns supreme; for an experience that feels like a silk cocoon and which will have you emerging like a butterfly, the Institut Darphin Paris is a must on your list of To-Do's. Deep Nature Spa, in the St.James & Albany Hotel, transports you to a white sand beach in Tahiti before you can say Bonjour!
Guerlain, for the French, is the regal experiene and their spa on the Champs-Elysées, with their white-onyx treatment rooms, is one of the most serene and elegant spa experiences to be had in the City of Lights. When your feet are aching from too much sightseeing, Ban Thai, with several locations throughout Paris, is the go-to spa, also for their signature Thai massages which aid tremendously in de-stressing tired muscles.
In terms of a day spa getaway, the Deep Nature Spa is truly an oasis in the center of the city. If you schedule your appointment for the morning, you might get lucky and have the spa, with its pool, eucalyptus-fragrant steam room and the roomy jacuzzi, all to yourself.