Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette is located between Montparnasse and St-Germain-des-Prés, the latter of which is one of the most classically Parisian neighbourhoods. Taking its name from the celebrated 19th-century French socialite Juliette Récamier, the hotel excels in providing exquisite beauty treatments, with two rooms dedicated to facials, scrubs and manicures. The hotel’s swimming pool is equipped with massaging water jets and a soothing current, while the Turkish bath operates against a splendid backdrop of subdued lighting and dazzling mosaic tiles. The spa can be made private upon request, which is perfect if you wish to treat yourself – or a loved one – to an unforgettable escape.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous 37-room boutique hotel in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, and its wellness centre is one of the most elegant in the city. Its unique pool is flooded by natural light and crafted from black lava rock, which gives it a volcanic feel. The hammam and fitness suite are just as tasteful, allowing you to revitalise and rejuvenate in the most stylish surroundings. The rest of the hotel, which is overseen by renowned French designer Sarah Lavoine, doesn’t disappoint either. There’s a cosy vibe, with open fireplaces, bookshelves and a preference for natural light that will have you feeling calm and refreshed in no time.
The Pavillon de la Reine is a deeply romantic hideaway tucked in a 17th-century building in the heart of Le Marais, near to the bustle of the Place des Vosges. Guests can relax and enjoy the Spa de la Reine by Codage, a Parisian skincare brand, which is complete with Jacuzzi, steam bath and even a gymnasium for the more adventurous visitors. The spa is open daily and has two peaceful treatment rooms. The design of the place is perfect for reconnecting with the body’s natural rhythm, thanks to its soft pebble flooring, mesmerising ceramic murals and gentle lighting, all of which combine to soothe the senses. The hotel’s 56 bedrooms and suites are all individually designed – some flaunt exposed wood beams, ornate mirrors and antiques, while others follow a more contemporary design, in line with the hotel’s chic yet comfortable character.
If you prefer to relax surrounded by plentiful greenery, then Hôtel de Berri is for you. Not many places to stay in Paris, even the most opulent, can offer the verdant expanse that Hôtel de Berri does – a rare asset in the busy centre of Paris. Behind the hotel is an extensive private park that is dotted with century-old trees, creating an unexpected haven of calm for visitors to explore. Step back inside the building itself and the experience is just as relaxing. There’s a range of wellbeing opportunities available at the hotel’s spa, which are spread across two treatment rooms that use Carita products, and two hammams, one of which is exclusively for women. The fitness centre is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with state-of-the-art weightlifting and Technogym machines.
The Shangri-La Hotel is a five-star, palatial hotel whose spa draws inspiration from the legendary Shangri-La – a place of personal peace, enchantment and wellbeing. The spa includes fitness facilities, a pool with outdoor terrace and a beauty centre that provides a wide range of treatments. The Chi Yu Signature Massage is highly popular, and is designed to stimulate the circulation of blood flow, decongest the muscles and relax the mind. Once you’ve finished in the spa, the best place to soak up the splendour in this hotel is from one of the highly coveted Eiffel Tower suites, which are located so close to the monument you can practically touch it. La Suite Shangri-La, for example, has a 14-metre-long (46-foot-long) panoramic window that allows the Eiffel Tower to be admired from virtually anywhere in the suite, while La Suite Chaillot offers a wraparound terrace overlooking the Paris skyline.
L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe is a luxurious hotel offering everything you’d need and more. Guests at this hotel can start the day in true Parisian style by asking for fresh croissants to be delivered to their room, then finish it off with a pampering session at Spa Décléor & Carita, which spans over 400 square metres (4,300 square feet). The spa is floored throughout with a soft-toned mosaic, and there are 10 relaxation cabins, a large Jacuzzi, a hydrotonic bath with massaging jets, a sauna and a hammam available. There’s a fitness room and personal trainer option too for those who are feeling energetic, along with a swimming pool, a gymnasium and an artificial climbing room. Many of the suites, which are furnished in an Art Deco-style, offer private decked terraces overlooking both the hotel’s Andalusian patio and the Paris skyline. A free smartphone is available in each room, allowing guests to enjoy unlimited local and international calls, along with mobile internet.
The Peninsula Paris, located just 300 metres from the Arc de Triomphe, is an impressive hotel that has been endowed with the palace distinction, a highly prestigious title that is reserved for only the very best establishments in France. The hotel has been a favourite hotspot for famous names since the Roaring ’20s. The spa experience begins in the Asian Tea Lounge, a reception area serving a selection of rare and energising teas. The spa itself offers six individual treatment booths, two private suites, a superb indoor pool, two vitality pools, and several saunas and hammams. For refreshment, guests can choose from a healthy menu designed by chef Christophe Raoux and his team, available to order from the spa, which includes wholesome dishes like quinoa salad served with spirulina crisps or micro-plankton. The interior opts for classic modernity, celebrating simplicity, chic elegance and craftsmanship. The Rooftop Garden Suite is the most elegant of them all, offering a candlelit oasis of calm that is perfect for intimate cocktail gatherings. There’s also a MINI Cooper S Clubman available for guests wanting to glide through the streets in style.