As cheery as the holidays may be, the shopping for gifts, decorating for the season, planning for family visits, and traveling is in the end utterly exhausting. You’re bound to need a little self-care to soothe yourself back to health. Luckily, there are many options in Paris when it comes to spas. T’is the season to pamper yourself.
37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
My Blend by Clarins Spa at Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Hotel offers a range of skincare treatments created by Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins. From facials for men and women, massages and a hair salon, a moment here and your skin will thank you. Besides, the spa is also home to the longest hotel pool in the city which means doing backstroke laps while watching the clouds through the glass ceiling.
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
True to its roots, The Peninsula features a contemporary spa with Asian-inspired techniques. You can book a face-to-face meeting with a traditional Chinese doctor to give you personalized diagnostic, and you’ll have treatments specialized for your needs. Indulge in a deep-tissue massage, head to the sauna, or swim in the pool. The clean and minimalist atmosphere and responsive service are made for relaxation.
251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Another spa worth mentioning is The Spa at Mandarin Oriental which offers private spa suites, and couples suites with private vitality pools. Like the Peninsula Spa, the treatment includes a consultation with an expert and nutritional and exercise guidance. If you really want to indulge in luxury, book the Guerlain Spa Suite to try Guerlain’s luxurious products and facial and body treatments. A spa session here will cost you, but you deserve a little R&R.
If you love books, then you're in for a treat in Paris! Narrowing the best shops for book lovers down to just five is a difficult task, but to help my fellow traveling bookworms, I'm sure going to give it a try, probably cheating a little as I go.