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Paris Beauty: Luxurious Paris spas.

These are three of the most luxurious spas in Paris.

Whether you are a spa addict like me or an infrequent user, visiting any of these incredible spas in Paris is more of an adventure than anything else.

From the staff, to the treatment lists, the fit-outs and the actual treatments themselves, this is the ultimate way to be pampered, reward yourself, feel amazing and focus on you for a few hours.

I would say the single most important aspect is not to be in a hurry, as you want to spend as much time as possible living in the lap of luxury, and a drink in the hotel bar upon completion is a must, as these hotels are spectacular works of art – all of them.

Spa Valmont, Le Meurice, Paris: Click here for more

Spa Valmont, Le Meurice, Paris.

What a beautiful place to spend some hours being pampered in one of Paris’ most elegant & luxurious hotels.

I had the luxe facial, which included a mask, foot massage, face massage and a radiant after-glow.

The spa has white mosaic tiles splashed on the walls, and feels calm & relaxing. Both the Hammam and dry spa are small but sufficient & the best way to start any treatment. Guests staying at The Hotel can use these facilities any time.

The beauty therapist spoke both English and French and gently talked me through my treatment step by step before it started. Products used are the Swiss Valmont range, known for attracting high calibre clients who want relaxation.  I could have laid there all day, it was absolutely magnificent, and a facial mask left my skin looking and feeling incredible.

The best way to finish a treatment at Spa Valmont is with a glass of champagne and chocolate macaroons – offered complimentary with any treatment. I don’t even like sugar but I loved these.

There’s a separate nail bar & the Valmont products used in the facials are excellent.

Spa Le Bristol: Click here for more

Le Bristol, Paris.

Located in the fashion, design and art district, Le Bristol is absolute elegance, as is the spa.

Courtyards are almost sacred ground in Paris, and the courtyard of Le Bristol in summer has an energy about it you wont find in any other hotel in Paris.

One of the many wonderful aspects of the spa is that it has been designed around the courtayrd, so that in summer the doors are open as you have your treatment.

The feel of the spa at Le Bristol is sublime and intimate and almost feels like you are a guest in someone’s magnificent home. There are eight treatment rooms including a couple’s suite and a Russian Baniya.  Each treatment commences with a steam  in the Eucalyptus steam room.

French doors in the treatment rooms overlook the elegant grassed courtyard garden which are open on warm summer days so that you can feel the breeze gently caressing you during your treatment and enjoy the sunshine.

The products used within treatments are La Prairie, one of France’s biggest success stories in the beauty world (and that is saying something).

I had The Beauty Express Le Bristol Facial, which was 50 minutes of cranial massage, an eye mask and other delights. I emerged looking refreshed and feeling calm. 

Afterwards a lemon ginger drink was the perfect way to feel cleansed both inside and out.

The Spa at Le Bristol, Paris overlooks a gorgeous courtyard harden.

They even have a kids club, Les Amis D’hippolyte where the kids can play whilst you relax.

The Peninsula: Click here for more

The Peninsula, Paris.

The Peninsula Paris is a magnificent, stately hotel, and the newly refurbished spa is in the basement and as stately and grand as the rest of the hotel.

The spa stretches over 1800 square metres,  and is decored in timber and a palette of caramel, natural tones. It has massive changing rooms, oversized treatment rooms and beautiful chill-out rooms, so there is plenty of room to relax and really feel like you are well away from the bustle that is Paris.

Treatments are personalised with the use of Biologique Recherche beauty products. They are highly concentrated and have no artificial fragrances, so perfect if you have sensitive skin. The beauty therapists analyse everyone’s skin individually and then make recommendations.

The 60 minute purifying and balancing facial was perfect to relieve my jet lag, as it stimulated my circulation. It also helped bring sebum under control, and brightened my skin’s overall appearance. I fell asleep during the treatment as it was so relaxing.

I loved the seemingly home made ginger biscuits and herbal tea after the treatment.

The whole Peninsula spa feels larger than life, spacious and welcoming.

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