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Chamonix Mt Blanc
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Those of us that live in the Alps (especially Chamonix) are generally guilty of working and playing hard! But its not everyones idea of fun to trudge up a mountain summit by your own steam then work out what is the fastest (and probably unsafest) way down! Therefore, we are usually oblivious to the natural thermal and high quality spa resorts on our door step. Chamonix, St Gervais, Courmayuer and Megève are not just about climbing or skiing mountains but have some of the best and most unique Spa resorts and treatments available in the Europe, let alone the Alps. If you fancy doing something a little bit more relaxing, why not have a spa break or weekend? We are spoilt for choice to indulge ourselves in such a beautiful mountain setting. We have come up with our top Spa choices locally.
When you think of Megève, you think class, luxury and glamor enticing Europe’s (and even the Worlds) elite. So its unsurprising to know that Megève in its own right has a plentiful supply of Spa hotels for you to choose from. Being only just over an hour transfer from Geneva Airport you make the most of your break rather than spending it on the road. These are our Megève favourites
Les Fermes de Marie – Best for luxury!
Les Fermes de Marie is a luxury Spa and 5-star hotel where you can truly relax and a fine style of living reign supreme. A family friendly Spa hotel where you can experience the charm of Megève and its surroundings all year round.
The Spa of Les Fermes de Marie is the first in a long series by the Pure Altitude brand and recently renovated. In one of the 17 cabins, you will be immersed in a world where beauty and well-being are paramount. The Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool surrounded by bay windows opening on to the outside, with indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis to relax in, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor saunas. You can work off your lunch or tone up in the fitness room, lap pool or simply exploring the local mountains. Or you could just relax with a glass or two on the beautiful terrace. Pure Altitude Spas have developed their own cosmetic treatment range that uses plant extracts with rare active ingredients from over 50 mountain plants for you to try.
Hotel Le Chalet du Mont d’Arbois – Best for a girly weekend!
With its elegant decor and unique surroundings, the five-star Chalet du Mont d’Arbois offers all these ingredients to make your stay an exceptional one. A great place for treatment lovers and “foodies” a like you won’t leave disappointed.
The contemporary Chalet du Mont d’Arbois Spa is open daily from 10am to 8pm inviting you to recharge your batteries in a refined setting: 4 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools heated to 28°, Turkish bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, Swedish hot tub and fitness room help let your stress melt away. From small individual treatments to single and 5-day packages available there is plenty to keep you ‘ironically’ busy, perfect for a quick getaway or a girlie weekend.If you are too relaxed to even leave the comfort of your own bed you can order treatments to your room.
For a more light hearted, romantic and natural break in true Italian style then Pré Saint Didier is the perfect spa retreat for you! Just a short distance from Courmayeur at the foot of Mont Blanc in the Aosta Valley (just 90-minutes from Geneva), Pré Saint Didier is a Spa town dating back to 1800 due to its natural warm Thermal Baths. The source of which comes from a nearby ravine.
Pré Saint Didier Spa – Best for a Romantic Getaway!
Pré Saint Didier Spa is definitely a Spa resort rather than just a hotel with Spa facilities. Their whole ethos is to relax, vitalise and regenerate. Embrace the healing properties of the thermal waters which include to help purify the body, stimulate circulation, lymphatic circulation and metabolism, as well as de stress. There are three open-air thermal pools with stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif and surrounding green valley. If the Spa’s fantastic waterfalls, hydro massages and water jets are not quite hitting the spot then the masseuses will take care of it for you.
Wood and natural stone decor throughout the saunas and baths creates a bright and timeless atmosphere. Take a time out in the Relaxation Rooms full of gentle lights, fragrances, rocking chairs and waterbeds, which are bliss by the way and hard to peel yourself away from! Other facilities include sensory pools, Kneipp circuit, Vichy shower, music therapy pool, variety of saunas, Steam Bath, and Salt Room. Therefore more than enough to keep you occupied within the Spa itself let alone the amazing natural gym/ playground (which ever you prefer) you have in the form of mountains on your doorstep.
Like any spa there are an abundance of facial and body treatments available, some unique to the resort. This is definitely a Spa where boredom is not an option. We highly recommend rating yourself to an evening dip in the pool illuminated by torches and candlelight under the stars! There are great packages for honeymooners, couples and even have a Bachelorette party option! By far the best romantic getaway around!!!
Known for its more extreme mountain pursuits can defiantly contend with most on the Spa front also. With so many spa hotels to choose from you are spoilt for choice if a more central location in town is what your looking for. Only 60-minutes from Geneva Airport you will be in your slippers and spa robe quicker than you think!
l’Héliopic – Best for Recovery!
l’Héliopic is a new 4-star Hotel & Spa in the heart of Chamonix located alongside the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car. Engulfed in multi-sensorial experiences throughout your visit will leave you relaxed and vitalised. Treatment specific rooms include face and body care rooms, massages, the tea room, vitality and sensation rooms. Dedicated areas for make-up, hair and natural products make it great even just for an afternoon visit preparing for that special night out.
There is an indoor swimming pool and steaming Jacuzzi at your disposal overlooking Mont Blanc through bay windows. To top this off next to the poolside is a mesmerising fireplace which you can appreciate in the suspended chairs while time passes right by you. The l’Héliopic have really embraced Nordic culture with their ice grotto and water wells at a chilly +7° before the delights of a traditional resin steam bath (Banya) at temperatures up to +120°. But if you prefer they have more conventional sauna and steam rooms available for the less adventures spa goers. Strictly an adults only Spa but the hotel does offer a creche facility for children. You can indulge yourself further with a massage treatment, a body scrub, pedicure / manicure or even waxing!
Les Aiglons (The Deep Nature Spa) – Best for those on Tight Budgets
Experience Alpine well-being with the heated outdoor pool facing Mont Blanc, sauna, hydro jet, and jacuzzi. The steam room has a unique and particular stunning and therapeutic starlit sky lights along with multi sensory showers, and relaxation room. If you like to hit the gym before the spa there is a compressive fitness room with all you need.
The Deep Nature Spa boasts five treatment rooms, including one double for shared treatments and moments of relaxation. Managed by Algotherm there are a range of treatments available such as massages, body and facial. Spa entries start from just 15 € so an amazing time can be had by all…even those on the tightest of budgets!
Park Hotel Suisse (Spa Serenity) – Best Scenery in Central Location!
The Park hotel swiss hosts Spa Serenity a roof top spa with outdoor heated pool and hot tub providing awe inspiring unrestricted views of the Mont Blanc Massif.
Facilities include two Saunas, a Steam room, Turkish bath, Relaxation room and Treatment rooms where you can book a range of massages and other treatments. You can have a moment, day or week of relaxation as a hotel guest. for free. For those not staying at the hotel spa entry is 25€.
In contrast to the extravagant displays of Megève, St Gervais a neighbouring village is a more modest historic Spa resort. St Gervais is a quaint, beautiful Alpine village that may not throw their money around but can definitely compete with the big boys when it comes to a Spas utilising the local thermal springs.
Les Thermes de Saint Gervais – Best Day Trip!
Recommended by dermatologists, due to the purifying properties of the baths high mineral content allow you to enjoy total relaxation whilst your skin benefits from the thermal waters. The Thermal baths are more of a journey with a set path for you to follow, although you can spend as much time on your way!
Starting off in relaxation rooms of soft chairs and relaxing music you can get yourself into the right mindset for the rest of the visit. There are steam rooms, vitalising showers, an outdoor pool and sauna before free nibbles and herbal teas to finish. You will exit the Spa feeling fresh as a daisy and skin so soft you can’t stop yourself from touching it. In addition to a wide selection of beauty treatments, the on-site clinic also specialises in treatments for acne roseacea, eczema, psoriasis and burns. Unless your attending the thermal baths for a particular intensive treatment we would recommend this as more of a day trip rather than a whole break in itself. But you can stay at the Spa hotel all year round. Open Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 20.00, Friday and Saturday from 8.30 to 21.00 and Sunday from 13.30 to 20.00.
Whether you are a regular spa goer, looking for that special something, a newbie, or even on a tight budget there is Spa break for everyone in the Beautiful Mont Blanc Spa Resorts!!! Don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself!!!!!