Paris' Best Spas Rejuvenate, Relax And Reduce Visible Signs of Aging

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.

Le Spa Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
Photo courtesy of Le Spa, Paris Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

Aside from housing one of Paris's most sought after hair salons, the John Nollet hair salon, the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme also has a fantastic, demure little spa tucked downstairs underneath the main lobby. Men's and women's separate...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

This is one of those places where the name says it all: state-of-the-art Swiss cellular skincare in La Prairie's exclusive Parisian namesake spa in one of Paris' most luxurious hotels. If you're a fan of this top-of-the line anti-aging...  Read More

4ème Arrondissement
Institut Decleor Paris Marais
Photo courtesy of Decleor

More than a boutique (which is what first greets your eye from the street-front) this is a full-scale, fully equipped spa. The Decleor products are all about aromatherapy and bringing your mind-body into an oasis of peace, away from mental...  Read More

16ème Arrondissement
MAJClub Spa
Photo courtesy of Majestic Villa Hotel Paris MAJClub Luxury Spa

The convenience and multi-facet nature of this spa is its trump cards. Just next to the Arc de Triomphe, the MajClub Wellness, partnered with MatiSpa, is located just underneath the ground floor of the Majestic Villa Hotel. It's a place popular...  Read More

16ème Arrondissement

When traveling, what does one yearn for more than a massage? But, more precisely, in Paris, an hour long foot massage. Once you've spent a day walking around the city on your feet, you will 100% know what I mean. Or, for the ladies, just a few...  Read More

The Spa At Mandarin Oriental Paris
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As one of the most luxurious, and largest, spas in the center of Paris, an hour-long appointment at the Mandarin Oriental Spa will leave you feeling like you've escaped the city to a zen mountain-top in Asia. Powdery whites and pearly pinks...  Read More

1er Arrondissement

For those times when you close your eyes and wish you were relaxing in Tahiti's tropical waters, or getting a massage in Bora Bora, rest assured, here at Deep Nature Spa you will swear you've been transported to just that kind of calm oasis....  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

The grand dame of Parisian spas, this spa that adjoins the famous perfume brand's flagship Champs-Elysées storefront is not to be outdone. The philosophy here is that a woman (or man, of course, too) may not know exactly what their body needs...  Read More

1er Arrondissement
Institut Darphin
Photo courtesy of Institut Darphin

Here your spa treatment begins as soon as you tuck into this historic courtyard, once Napoléon Bonaparte's stables, just off the rue St. Honoré around the corner from Place Vendome. The instant calm and quiet hush hasten you toward the truly...  Read More

When you're looking for something more than just feelgood, that is, when you're looking for results, this is Paris' incomparable address. The secret of famous actresses and models, the day you schedule your bespoke facial, is the day you'll...  Read More


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