A well-kept secret, Maison Caulières is a family-run organic skin care brand based on the cycles of nature. Just above its discreet Montmartre flagship boutique is a secret retreat offering some of the best massages you’ll ever have. Here, one guest at a time penetrates the hushed room with windows looking out onto the Parisian rooftops, beamed ceilings, and best of all, a roaring fire crackling in the open stone fireplace, evoking a room in a chateau of the Loire Valley, the brand’s birthplace.
If the festivities have left you feeling like you need to kick-start a new exercise routine, then Kiwill (a conjunction of ‘Ki’, Japanese for energy, and the English word ‘will’) is just the place to start. Indoor spinning classes are led by top athletes like French track cycling champion Emeric Choisy who will help you surpass all expectations with their upbeat classes.
One of the most exclusive independent spas in the city, the Ken Club has it all from an outdoor solarium to a decent size pool, a spa, gym, coaching sessions, exercise classes and a restaurant – all manned by stellar staff. Carita and Biologique Recherche products are used in the wide range of treatments from lifting and firming massages to rejuvenating Thai stretching massages.
Set back from the Champs Élysées in a cobbled courtyard, the spa was recently renovated and expanded. As the name suggests, it takes an almost scientific approach that begins with a personalised skin consultation followed by a bespoke treatment. Try the 3D-printed mask with woven hyaluronic acid nanofibres, an alternative to more extreme age-defying solutions.
The spot the stars flock to for staying in shape when stopping off in Paris, L’Usine is a well-equipped private members’ sports club with public access. The focus is on the private sports sessions with high-ranking coaches. There is also a spa and gym. There are now two outlets in the Opera and Marais neighbourhoods.
Renowned for its sumptuous spas scattered across the world’s most exotic locations, the Six Senses has braved the cold and set up in Paris. The contemporary interiors of natural hues and materials including a vegetal wall feel far from the grey skies outside. Treatments include the Japanese Hanakasumi rice power and cherry blossom scrub and Luminov brightening facial.
Steps from the Champs Élysées, the 1,000-square-metre spa focuses on the benefits of seawater. The hammam for instance diffuses sea minerals; the result is like taking a dip in the ocean. The pool, with low lighting and holidayscapes projected on screens along with matching sound, makes it easy to escape the strains of everyday life. There is also an eatery for when you get peckish.
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An eco-spa built according to the principles of Feng-Shui, all treatments are carried out with the brand’s natural and organic products created according to the work of natural cosmetics pioneer Elisabeth Sigmund. The therapists administer face and body rituals with an important focus on the self, on touch, and breathing, which goes beyond a skin-deep treatment.
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