Whether you’re fearlessly dashing between shows or simply taking in the City of Love’s sights, a treatment at one of Paris’ best skin care havens is just the thing to erase that jet lag. Here are five Paris spas that will pamper, spoil and indulge even the most experienced Fashion Week goer.
Elegantly merging the splendour of one of France’s most renowned fashion houses with the extraordinary excellence of a top Parisian hotel, Dior Institut’s superb location resembles one of Christian’s exemplary boutiques. The space has been renovated and the treatment menu expanded to include new tissue massage techniques that have been developed to work in synergy with Dior’s skincare products.
A5 Avenue Montaigne, Eighth Arrondissement, +33 (0)1 53 67 65 35
Signature treatment: ‘L’Or de Vie’ stimulates the skin with Shiatsu techniques and a revitalising concentrate, which plumps and tones after a hard day of couture-spotting.
Anne Sémonin Spa, Le Bristol Paris
Rejuvenate and pamper yourself at the intimate spa in Le Bristol Paris. Created over 30 years ago, the recently refurbished Atelier de Beauté Anne Sémonin promotes various high-performance treatments such as cryotherapy and anti-gravity techniques, which guarantee exceptional results. Mere moments from the famous Place des Victoires and the Galerie Vivienne, behind the famed mother-of-pearl wall, this spa is a haven of serenity.
112 Rue du Faubourg, Saint-Honoré, +33 1 53 43 43 00
Signature treatment: ‘Le Bristol Royal Signature Treatment’ is a 85-minute made-to-measure facial, which leaves you smooth, firm and radiant.
A true retreat in the bustling heart of this magnificant city and a long-standing favourite among stressed out fashion designers. Biologique Recherche has recently taken over the townhouse adjacent to its Champs-Elysées flagship store, making it the only spa in Paris to occupy its own luxe, private mansion.
32 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Eighth Arrondissement, +33 1 42 25 02 92
Signature treatment: The new ‘Seconde Peau Facial’ uses hyaluronic acid, which replump and revitalises. Yes, please!
Spa Valmont, Le Meurice
Surrounded by a magnificent garden, this expansive spa is styled in marble, wood and glass. Using products by Swiss skincare brand Valmont, every treatment can be customised to the desires of each guest. Le Meurice also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center and detox programme that can be amended to fulfill your every desire.
228 Rue de Rivoli +33 1 44 58 10 77
Signature treatment: Try the ‘Glaciers Moisturising Vitality Treatment’ for a glowing complexion. This collagen mask smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines.
The Chanel Spa, Ritz Paris
Earlier this year, the Ritz-Carlton reopened after a spectacular $450 million, four-year, renovation. The world’s first Chanel-designed spa now features jaw-dropping frescoes, gilding, a neoclassical swimming pool and silk fabrics. Inspired by the decadent and multi-sensorial baths of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment, treatments are tailor-made to each individual client.
15 Place Vendôme, First Arrondissement, +33 1 43 16 30 60
Signature treatment: ‘The Quintessence Treatment’ is an extravagant 90-minute facial that leaves the skin looking and feeling radiant.