Head to the spa for a wellness break
Published on In Discover Paris
Let's face it, winter is well and truly here. The light of Paris has that certain atmospheric paleness peculiar to the season. The dry chill is actually rather pleasant when you walk around the city at a brisk pace and well wrapped up but, as the day ends, wouldn’t it be great to unwind completely amidst the sweet vapours and turquoise waters of a spa?
Close to the Hotel Arioso
The beautiful places offering a hammam, pool and care treatments are as diverse as they are divine. Among our favourite addresses are Les Bains de Léa on the Rue Pierre Charron and the Spa Diane Barrière at Fouquet's. Then there’s the Thé Spa on the Rue Chateaubriand, where wellness treatments are combined with the refinement of taking tea.
Massages and beauty rituals
Bubbling bathwaters, exfoliation, modelling… the very idea of plunging into this atmosphere of softness, essential oils with floral fragrances, creams with exquisite textures and the caress of warm water on the skin brings a sense of yearning. So, let’s do it! A rice powder mask and a massage with argan oil for a perfectly hydrated face, skin care with chamomile and apricot oil, papaya seed scrub, Balinese modelling… let’s face it; you don’t simply step inside a spa, you embark on a true sensory journey!
Tea and a hammam
The Thé Spa welcomes you amidst a decor of clean lines and inviting warmth where the appealing colours of wood dominate. Jacuzzi, scrubs and massages are on offer, accompanied by a long and excellent menu of Asian teas. The purists will enjoy a macha while the most daring will opt for the Fruit of the Dragon, the pitaya, which perfumes the red tea and mingles with the flavours of kiwi and eucalyptus. Or taste the Thousand and One Nights, a spellbinding mixture of mint, orange flower and rose flower.
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Hotel Arioso, a 4-star hotel a few steps from Champs Elysées