5 fab spas to bring back your smile


To be the most beautiful on the front row, at the post-catwalk parties or on the red carpets, fashion editors and it girls don’t hesitate to pamper themselves with magic treatments in palace spas. A quick review of the protocols with “wahou” effect that instantly wipe away jet-lag, the ageing process, dull complexions or a hangover. Expensive protocols… but very addictive !

The Peninsula Spa

spa the peninsula paris

The glam potential of the spa

A fusion between East and West in one of the largest spas in Paris, dedicated entirely to well-being and beauty with an amazing pool, sauna and hammam, in a peaceful decor inspired by traditional Asian elements. And to enhance the experience: an added possibility to taste savoury steamed dim sums or lobster from Brittany concocted by the chef—and of course, super healthy !

The treatment? The Smoothing-revitalising session by Biologique Recherche.

For whom ?

Active women under stress looking for a treatment with immediate efficiency…. and long-lasting!

The promise

A real express alternative to a lifting.

The protocol

A state-of-the-art protocol: intensive massage with rapid movements and quick impulsions that facilitate the penetration of the Biologique Recherche serum. It softens skins irritated by changes of temperature, moisturizes, restructures the face oval and awakens the post dull complexions. Pure magic.

The price: 1h30 / €270.

Hours of the Spa : 9am – 9pm.

Spa The Peninsula, 19 avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris. More info on 01 58 12 66 82.

The Dior Institute at the Plaza Athénée

spa institut dior plaza athenee

The glam potential of the spa

The first 100 % Dior beauty experience at the Plaza Athénée, the darling hotel of the couturier. On the program of this absolutely couture immersion : a small gourmet pause offered by the Dior salon, systematic skin diagnosis thanks to their super high-tech machine that provides a customized treatment, massage of the neck and the shoulders before the treatment and a beauty session before getting dressed. Our tip: bring home the palace slippers with the Plaza red sole... Very chic !

The treatment

The Dior Prestige treatment (1 zone, 2 zones or 3 zones).

The promise

Immediate glowing effect.

For whom?

Parisiennes on the go!

The protocol

An absolute fabulous treatment and ideally targeted to repulp fine skins around the eyes et + lip contour+ neck. After a scrubbing, the beautician works on your skin during 1h30 with the Rolls of Dior products, with Rose de Granville particularly efficient to detoxify with a series of super energetic and technical massages that bring back new life to your face.

The price: 1 zone 1h: €220. 2 zones d’1h15 : €280 . 3 zones 1h30 - €330 .

Hours of the Spa : 8:30am – 9pm.

Dior Institut, for the Plaza Athénée, 25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris. More info on 01 53 67 65 35.

The Chi at Shangri-La

shangri la spa hotel chi

The glam potential of the spa

Better than a spa, a ray of sunshine. Its well of natural light and the fabulous outdoor terrace are perfect to sip a cup of tea after diving in the pool worthy of the 1001 nights. A pure paradise of serenity.

The treatment

The anti-age Rose Diamant 90 minute face lifting treatment by The Organic Pharmacy.

For whom ?

Working girls on the edge of a burn out.

The promise

A super relaxing massage and a definite anti dull complexion booster.

The protocol

The 90 minute treatment begins with a back massage of 20 minutes than in-depth cleansing and a triple exfoliation of the face, neck and cleavage. The session continues with a lifting massage of 25 minutes before the application of face and eye creams enriched with anti-inflammatory extracts that prevent wrinkles and visible skin pleats, by theorgnaic British label The Organic Pharmacy. Mixed to a powder of refined diamond, the essence conveys softness, suppleness and a youthful effect to the skin.

The price: 90 minutes / €290.Rose Diamant face cream by The Organic Pharmacy : €360.

Hours of the Spa : 8am – 9pm / Hours of the treatment: 10am –9pm.

Chi, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 10, avenue d’Iéna – 75116 Paris. More info on 01 53 67 19 78 or by email : chi.paris@shangri-la.com.

Spa Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

park hyatt spa

The glam potential of the spa

A small confidential setting with a warm decor, where you run into celebs and top models who come for a booster between two shows.

The treatment

The Signature de la Mer, sea treatment.

For whom?

All the speedy types who have a hard time taking care of themselves and want to look fab on the spot and for a long time.

The promise

10 years less, with repulped, smoothed skin, an incredible immediate glow and a long-lasting benefit.

The protocol

1h30 of haute couture treatment with, depending on your skin, an in-depth scrub and cleansing, an absolutely incredible massage with the famous Miracle BrothTM, their miracle formula applied pure for optimal cell regeneration. A massage of the skull, arms and hands for total relaxation.

The price: 90 minutes / €345.

Hours of the Spa: 7am – 10pm.

Spa of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris. More information on 01 58 71 12 34.

Spa Valmont for Le Meurice

The glam potential of the spa

le meurice spa

Better than a spa, the beauty salon of a mythical palace. Between its small garden-sunroof that offers a maximum of light, a nice healthy food menu, upscale installations (hammam, sauna, fitness)... An enchanted parenthesis for a Parisienne on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

For whom?

Urbanites depressed by a sudden sensation of ageing.

The promise

Coming out with a youthful complexion.

The protocol

It is obviously signed Valmont, the Swiss nec plus ultra for rejuvenation with its majestic Essence of bees treatment, a world exclusivity all the it girls and beauty addicts coming through Paris treat themselves to. During 90 min : 2 cleansings + 1 lifting nourishing massage inspired by the surgery techniques of face lifts + 1 youth massage inspired by the Kobido (a traditional art of rejuvenation for Japanese women) with acupuncture pressure points and frictions, without forgetting the 4 masks, including the must-try collagen Regenerating Mask Treatment that gives skin a real cure of youth.

The price: « Majestic » treatment – 90 minutes / €395.

Hours of the Spa : 8am – 9pm.

Spa Valmont, for Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. More info on 01 44 58 10 77.

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