To spoil your sweetheart, or to spoil the both of you, take a trip to the best massage centers and spas in France. Spas are ideal places to improve your own wellbeing. The objective is to relax your body and your mind by combining water-based treatments with beauty treatments in a relaxing and revitalizing environment.
Here, everything has been designed to improve your wellbeing, boasting soothing colors such as slate and blond teak within the spa. The U Spa Barrière invites you to escape and relax, under the guidance of an expert staff. Seven cabins offering different treatments are available throughout 750 square meters entirely dedicated to wellbeing and beauty.
The SPA Omnisens is located in a rural atmosphere between cabins in the woods, pebbles, lotus flowers, fountains, sand, and greenery. The space boasts pleasure, sensoriality and nature. This is a true haven of peace where calm awaits you. “Secrets of the Massage” is a treatment for two where you can learn all the secrets and techniques of a relaxing massage. At once simple and effective, this practice can be used once you’re back at home too.
Following the model of the thermal baths of ancient Rome, the Villa Pompéi brings together the pleasures of the body and the relaxation of the mind. Hydro therapists, physical therapists, and aestheticians have concocted a menu of treatments to help you benefit the most from the positive qualities of water.
The Spa des Thermes Sextius is located in the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region, at the heart of the town of Aix-en-Provence. It welcomes you year-round for wellbeing treatments. Just imagine an oasis of relaxation for the body and an escape for the mind, where the refined combination of rock, mosaics, and the blond ochre of cool marble combined with the delicate fragrances of essential oils.
The most beautiful destination in the Phocaean city thanks to its unique view, the So Spa is a definite stop, located near the Chateau d’If and the scenic Calanques. The new décor of this luxury hotel is inspired by the history of Marseille and the world of sailing, designed to evoke a sumptuous yacht on the Mediterranean. The hotel’s So Spa, represented by a beauty expert (Carita), stretches out over 600 square meters. They offer a hammam, relaxation baths, dry and wet saunas, fitness activities, signature treatments, and massages.
Institut de beauté Michelle Defrance (French only)
The Michelle Defrance beauty institute offers you a sweet invitation that includes a relaxing, revitalizing, and hydrating chocolate-based treatment. A chocolate-cream scrub, a massage with sweet buttery oil, or a chocolate facial can eliminate signs of fatigue and give the skin a radiant glow.
A center that boasts wellbeing and relaxation, the Eklektik-Spa is equipped with the latest Power Plate devices.
Jérémy Pirson opened the “Zen et Relax” relaxation center in Fismes at the end of June 2008. Here you’ll find two rooms for private use. The first contains a sauna and a spa (with a bubble tub), the second boasts a hammam and a relaxation space.
Bozen spa (French only)
The Bozen spa offers fitness activities and a spa with a hammam, escape zone, body fitness treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures. and a hair salon.
At the heart of the vines of the Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte, the spa of the Sources de Caudalie brings together exclusive treatments based on grape and vine extracts with the virtues of fresh water.
The Bains des Docks were inspired by Roman baths. Located in a glass jewel box, the space boasts soothing white mosaics, offering you a true journey through time and space. Created by one of the biggest contemporary architects, Jean Nouvel, this purified building, showcasing facades made of charcoal-grey concrete, enhanced with picture windows, allowing you to see certain interior spaces when you're looking at the building from the outside. This complex, spanning over 5,000 square meters, plays with light, colors, lines and volumes. Here, you will experience a great deal of harmony and wellbeing.
Chocolate and grape massages are offered at the 4-star Hotel & Spa le Richebourg. Located right in the heart of the Route des Grands Crus, this very beautiful spot offers its “Pause au chocolat,” 2 hours of relaxation for €139 for a sweet break. The only problem is that it's too hard to choose from the long list of body and facial treatments offered: massages with grape-seed extracts, algae wraps, sugar-salt scrubs, etc.... even more, some treatments are reserved especially for men!
To enjoy a moment of relaxation at the heart of the vines of Beaujolais with your sweetheart, think of the Spa du Chateau de Pizay. Here, they offer a range of local spa products using grape extracts. You can try their “évasion à deux” package: 3 days/2 nights for €589 per person.
What could be more natural in Burgundy than enjoying the many cosmetic benefits of the grape? Massages, scrubs, grape-pulp wraps, or even a bath in red grapes are all offered starting at €15.
The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa: a spa in the trees
Unique in Polynesia, the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa opened the Marù Spa in the trees, with five treatment salons including two that are 3.5 meters high and two on the water front. Here you’ll find a range of treatments for the body: scrubs with fruits or algae or even with the powder of semi-precious stones, wraps with coconut-oil and sea mud, different massages including the famous taurumi, followed by coconut-milk baths and flowers, and beauty treatments made with natural plants and products.
A pioneer in Polynesia, Hélène Sillinger opened the first spa at the Intercontinental Hotel Resort & Spa Moorea. She uses the environment to prepare you for relaxation and an immersion in the Polynesian art of living. To that end, several of her treatments take place out in nature, such as the “tropical shower in a waterfall,” the “river bath,” or even the “fresh flower bath” based on frangipani, hibiscus, Tahitian gardenias, and bougainvilleas. Helene’ Spa offers a range of exclusive treatments: “Maeva, Herenui, Amour, or Mahana” combine professional savoir-faire à la française – natural therapy, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques and massages – with the traditional practices and rituals of the Polynesians.
At the Lafayette Bay, located on the east coast of Tahiti, the Spa at the Radisson Plaza Resort offers a range of personalized treatments inspired by the ancestral recipes of Tahitian “mamas,” associated with massage techniques that use rare oils, volcanic rock, and black sand. You can choose the “Mona Mona,” the “Mahara,” or the “Tahara’a,” fruit purées followed by banana leaf wraps, or floral-water baths featuring Tahitian gardenias, hibiscus, and sugarcane… all in all a delicious menu of treatments to bring back your balance and serenity. A line of products and a “le Spa” label have been specially created here.