Five Stars Spas in Europe – To all those who want to get away from it all, want to get tampered in total luxury, Vogue has selected some of the best spas in Europe and probably in the world. From Paris and Corsica, up to the Alps, these luxury spas promise a five-star escape. Take a look below at all these wonderful places and take your pick.
With just four intimate rooms decorated in dark exotic wood, the spa at Park Hyatt is a hidden gem for an idyllic escape from the bustling city. With a reputation that is second to none, the pure luxury skincare expertise of Crème de la Mer is now available at the Paris hotel. Try the brand’s signature facial for the perfect combination of an unbeatable house massage with the renowned Miracle Broth, applied pure, for optimum cell renewal.
Signature Crème de la Mer facial, 75 minutes, €285 at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris.
Re-energize and breathe deeply in total harmony with nature, at the Nuxe spa in the depths of a pine forest at the Don Cesar hotel, Porto Vecchio. Enjoy light therapy at the relaxation pool before the Don Cesar signature body treatment that features hot sand bags infused with the beauty label’s cult classic Huile Prodigieuse. Feel your muscles relax one by one as the therapist alternates between pressure and lighter strokes with the little bags. Bliss.
The Don Cesar scultping, 1½ hours , €15 at the Don Cesar hotel, Rue du Commandant Quilici, 20137 Porto-Vecchio.
Boasting an impressive 28m pool, the biggest ever in a Paris luxury hotel, the Royal Monceau sees big, with bespoke Clarins skincare My Blend treatments, a Watsu pool for aquatic shiatsu, and tropical rain showers. The 1,500m² space has been entirely redesigned by Philippe Starck, as an all-white cocoon that invites escape into the dreamy universe of the Clarins My Blend Spa. The icing on the cake is the Art du Toucher three-stage balancing-stimulating-enveloping Clarins massage: reconnect with your senses.
The Art du Toucher skincare, 1½ hours, €190 at Royal Monceau, 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris.
Set in 300 hectares in the heart of Provence, Terre Blanche is simply spectacular. Golfers come from around the world to enjoy its greens and you can now round off a day on the course with the relaxing Carita Haute Beauté treatment. The Parisian beauty house has just arrived at the Provencal spa to offer its entire collection amongst the region’s cypress trees, white rocks and lavender. Don’t leave without trying Carita‘s Signature Terre Blanche facial with its expert approach: deep massage, the renowned Rénovateur Carita exfoliator, followed by a series of ultrasound, LEDs and galvanic currents for Cinetic Lift Expert therapy. Facial tension is relaxed, the skin is left fresh and glowing.
Signature Terre Blanche for Carita skincare, 2 hours, €285 at Terre Blanche, 3100 Route de Bagnols-en-Forêt, 83440 Tourrettes.
Perched at the top of Alpine resort Megève, the Chalet du Mont d’Arbois has welcomed a new Sisley spa. Enjoy the benefits of a classic hamman, sauna, and Swedish baths as well as pools both inside and out. You can also book a personal trainer and a five-star massage by Sisley experts. Our recommendation is the restorative après-ski treatment, to both calm and comfort after a day on-piste in the cold air and burning sun.
Réparateur Après-Ski treatment from Sisley, 1 hour, €145 at Chalet du Mont d’Arbois, 447 chemin de la rocaille, 74120 Megève.