Looking for a select spot to get away from it all for a week? Paris Select has selected 10 magnificent establishments with spa for a total change of scenery. If several are part of the prestigious group Relais & Châteaux, all have the common denominator of constantly reaching new levels in the expertise of well-being. For a most successful sensory journey, these places of plenitude are based on essential components: architecture, environment, decoration, lights, sound and olfactory atmospheres... The treatments provided there are based on innovative techniques, equipment at the cutting edge of technology while respecting nature. And since there is nothing more divine than a complete healing for a recovery under the best auspices, discover them without further delay.
The Domain of Fontenille in Lauris
If you dream of sunbathing, walks in the vineyards and cocooning galore, head for the Domaine de Fontenille, quite simply the most beautiful hotel in the Luberon. Far from ostentatious and ostentatious luxury, this residence reveals itself to be a true rejuvenating paradise. Under the leadership of chef Michel Marini, the restaurant has also recently received (for the second consecutive year) its star in the Michelin guide. A chef who excels both in terms of his starred table and the hotel's absolutely brilliant bistro.
On the program for your getaway? Visit of the cellar, tasting of the juice directly from the vat and oenology lesson in the heart of the vineyard. When the sun begins to point the tip of your nose in the early afternoon, you can laze by the pool, go for a ride on an electric bike and discover the prettiest villages in Provence... Notice to those who really want to let go- taken, the superb spa offers hammam, sauna and massages.
We like: gourmet breakfasts extraordinary to savor on the terrace, in this enchanting setting... A place that definitely invites you to relax.
La Coquillade Village in Gargas
Perched on a hill in the Luberon, La Coquillade Village is a haven of peace resembling a small village, combining Provencal charm with top-of-the-range hotel services... This Relais & Châteaux establishment, which received theEuropean Ecolabel in 2012, brings together 63 magnificent rooms including 42 sumptuous suites, imbued with softness and elegance. Because here, nothing is left to chance and every detail has been thought out with the greatest care. If the luxury suites have a private swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi and a hammam cabin, the family suites will be perfect for a stay with your little darlings.
On the relaxation side, you can do sunbathing on the deckchairs, surrounded by terraces and other centuries-old olive trees that create an atmosphere rich in history. The alternative ? Relax in one of the two sublime outdoor swimming pools (one is heated, the other not)… To continue perfectly this parenthesis of well-being, direction the " SPA & Wellness Center Coquillade ! With its large open living spaces – the jacuzzi in the middle of the vines is a must – this cozy complex, endowed with an incredible view of the Calavon valley and the perched villages of the Luberon, invites you to total disconnection.
On the program: sauna, hammam, hydrotherapy, sensory shower, hydro-massage steam bath, ice fountain, scrub bar, Kneipp pools, sensory shower and heated indoor pool, not to mention the fitness room and its state-of-the-art equipment... Elected best spa in europe 2018, this 1 m² showcase is thought of as a timeless place. The massages provided by the Esthederm professionals are also exceptional, very relaxing.
The Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence
A few minutes from the Atelier de Cézanne stands the Villa Gallici, a sumptuous 3th century Provençal residence nestled in a shaded XNUMX hectare park… Decorated in a italian baroque style with a multitude of rococo details, this spa hotel Relais & Châteaux contains 23 pure luxury, ultra-refined rooms. King size bed, Louis XV secretaries and other period tapestries mingle in a decoration with a particular charm.
To eat in the shade of the plane trees, you can sit down on the magnificent terrace. The table of Chef Christophe Gavot offers cuisine highlighting local Provençal products: olive oil, aioli, fougasse or even calissons… We then discover tasty dishes on the plate that vary with the seasons.
And to relax, head to the swimming pool! Lined with cypresses and plane trees, it is heated all year round to 28°C. Adjoining this basin, there is a XNUMXth century pavilion which houses the Carita spa. A beautiful space of 200m² where the jacuzzi, sauna, cryotherapy, treatment room and fitness are combined, without forgetting the solarium, installed above and which enjoys a breathtaking view of the center of Aix-en Provence.
Riell Castle in Prades
An architectural marvel adorned with ivy, this baroque residence built in 1860 has been converted into a absolutely sumptuous hotel. Offering panoramas of the peaks of the Pyrenees and the typical forest of the south of France which merges with the horizon, it reveals in its interior rooms combining rustic chic et vintage details, as well as a restaurant that gives pride of place to lamb and seafood.
Perched on the heights of the spa town of Molitg-les-Bains, whose plankton-rich waters have proven their benefits, the 1 m500 Roman spa offers its customers the opportunity to benefit from incredible well-being sessions and to dive into the incomparable indoor thermal water swimming pool. Autumn in this exquisite environment will be resolutely oriented towards detox retreats including: naturalist hikes, Sylvo Yoga (yoga under the trees), Yoga Nidra (sleep yoga), meditation in the mountains.
The Domaine de Rochevilaine in Billiers
Perched on the steep coasts of Pen Lan Point, a rocky peninsula located north of the Brière regional natural park and its legendary marshes, this hotel is an ode to brittany love. Its authentic spirit and its unique views of the ocean make it an unequaled place of rejuvenation, which is not unrelated to the charm of the rooms with their cozy atmosphere and their panoramic view. The restaurant table arouses desire with its seafood specialties, including Breton lobster, reputed to be the best in the world.
As for the spa built along the cliff, its decoration has just been completely redesigned - it now pays tribute to the great travelers that were the Phoenicians and tells the Tanit stone mystery. An ideal atmosphere to discover the Phoenician treatment, a gentle global massage, draining and soothing, quite exceptional. The place also has a sublime indoor heated swimming pool and a jacuzzi where you can tirelessly contemplate the waves.
The Bastide of Mary in Menerbes
At the heart of Luberon Natural Park, The Bastide of Mary fits into the Provençal landscape, in the middle of 23 hectares of vineyards. Such a XNUMXth century family home, its rooms and suites are all decorated differently. Rather unusual night in a caravan in the middle of the vineyards or a luxury suite in the main building? You will have the choice here! And for groups, you can even privatize the Grenache villa and its 5 bedrooms.
If the bastide is a pleasure for the eyes, it will also delight gourmets. Each dish concocted by the Chef Francois Martin is a real taste trip to the land of colors. The other heart assets of La Bastide de Marie? Its two swimming pools (one of which is heated) and its Pure Altitude Spa which provides invigorating and energizing treatments for the face and body based on the benefits of aromatherapy. On site, you will also have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes, wine tastings and vineyard visits.
THEHotel Spa du Castellet at Le Castellet
Located between land and sea in the heart of Provence, the Hotel & Spa of Le Castellet contains 42 superb rooms. This Relais & Châteaux establishment also houses a three-starred restaurant in the Michelin Guide, a 700m² Spa, a golf course and 3 meeting rooms. At the helm of the gourmet restaurant, the Chef Christophe Bacquié which offers modern, inventive cuisine… For snacks, you can also have lunch at San Felice, a chic bistro offering a panoramic view of the village of Le Castellet and the Gulf of Love.
The ultimate asset of the establishment? the spa, simply awesome where everything is luxury, calm and freedom. It represents the ideal base for a getaway in the Var. And for the sports enthusiasts, you can enjoy the two swimming pools, the golf course, the fitness trail or even indulge in mountain biking.
The Hotel Spa The Domaine de Verchant Montpellier
Located 10 minutes from Montpellier, the Domaine de Verchant brings together 26 rooms and apartments, displaying contemporary furniture in a refined style with the charm and character of centuries-old stones… What is special about the establishment? All the equipment used in this great hotel is ergonomic.
Le first 5* establishment in Languedoc-Roussillon (since 2010) also contains a magnificent space of 2000 m² dedicated to well-being: boutique, lounge, hammam, sauna, fitness room, swimming pool and hydrotherapy course, rooms for exfoliation, wraps, beauty treatments, private gardens, etc. Not to mention the VIP Suite “a private spa in the Spa " just for you !
THEHotel Crillon le Brave in Crillon-le-Brave
Perched on the foothills of Mont Ventoux, the hotel Crillon the Brave stands out from all other 5 star establishments. Composed of 9 centuries-old houses, it blends perfectly into the village of the same name. We then discover a exceptionally authentic decor. These houses are all linked together by stone galleries, small squares, alleys lined with low walls, overgrown with vines and climbing plants... You stroll through this little labyrinth while discovering a spectacular view of the surroundings.
At the Crillon le Brave, the 16 rooms and 18 suites are delicately decorated by Charles Zana. They mix beautiful shades of white, beige, cream and ivory, natural materials such as Crillon stone and slate... We like: the beautiful swimming pool but also the cuisine of chef Adrien Brunet. This lover of French terroir offers a responsible cooking. He favors sustainable fishing techniques and respects the seasonality of fruits and vegetables. Finally, this five-star understated chic wants to be the ideal refuge to relax and let go.