5 Beautiful Indoor Spa Pools In Paris
I am still reminiscing on our family’s Christmas holiday in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. My days mostly consisted of sunbathing by the sea or the pool and exploring new hotels and beauty products. Returning to our beautiful Paris was wonderful, but a little chilly. And there will be no outdoor pool fun for a couple of months. (Unless we sneak another trip in before the Spring!) Winter can feel quite long in Paris. For me the best way to make it until the sunny Spring days return is by indulging in spa treatments and indoor pools. There are plenty of wonderful indoor pools in the city. We live in such a vibrant city full of constant activity and sensory stimulation. So ultimately every woman deserves a few hours of precious tranquility (aka Me time!). Here are 5 beautiful indoor spa pools that offer a few hours of peace for pampering, relaxation, rejuvenation, and of course some time to inspire the mind.
Spa My Blend By Clarins at Le Royal Monceau- Raffles Paris
This is one of my personal favorites in Paris for so many reasons. Of course I can say that I love all the treatments here, but it’s the wonderful staff and the stunning and luxurious yet calm decor that makes me feel so relaxed every time I visit. A swim in the 23-meter pool surrounded by white walls and beveled venetian mirrors will make you feel brand new. After the swim, you can lay around in lush white towels and sip detox juice and nibble fresh healthy snacks.
Cost: The Spa Pool Day Pass is 190€ for the pool, hammam, sauna, and the bain Watsu.
Spa My Blend By Clarins
37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Spa Villa Thalgo
Villa Thalgo is not your typical spa, which I don’t mind when I want to change things up with a unique experience. They have beautifully merged themes of holistic wellness with nature and the sea. (Quite apropos since the spa is a stone’s throw from the Musée de la Marine and the Grand Aquarium de Paris.) Swimming in the pool here is a sensory experience. I enjoy the ambient music, relaxing images projected onto a big screen in the room, chromatic lights that change, and the smell of wood and minerals.
Cost: A Day Pass at 45€gives you the pool, sauna, and hammam. Another great option is to visit the pool, hammam, and have lunch for 69€.
Spa Villa Thalgo
8 Avenue Raymond Poincare, 75016 Paris
I haven’t been to Spa 28 yet, but it’s hot on my list because my spa-loving friends call it a hidden gem in St Germain. It’s definitely worth sharing here based on these recommendations. And after lusting over their website and the images of the beautiful pool, I am already planning my trip there.
Cost: Prices start at 60€ for a 30-minute massage. The pool, hammam, and jacuzzi are included in a spa treatment.
28 rue Monsieur le Prince , 75006 Paris
Les Bains de Léa
If you are looking for a day of pure relaxation you will find it at Les Bains de Léa. It’s a very spacious glamorous but peaceful take on a traditional Roman bath. I enjoy that vibe and the addition of a jacuzzi, which some day pool passes don’t offer. The package includes the fitness center, so if you want to exercise and then relax this is the perfect place for you.
Cost: The Spa Day Pool Pass is 85€ for a half day, 150€ for a full day in the pool, fitness room, hammam, sauna, and jacuzzi.
Les Bains de Léa
62 rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
A day at the Shangri-La Paris is a special treat for sure. The minute you walk in you know you are going to get the royal treatment. The spa is located in what used to be the stables of Prince Roland Bonaparte’s hôtel particulier. (Lucky horses!) The decor is so dreamy: classical architecture with doric columns and vaulted ceilings. The pool is 15 meters with glass doors that open (when it’s warm) onto a private terrace. Even though it’s an indoor pool, all that natural light is utter perfection for winter swimming.
Cost: A Spa Pool Day Pass is 150€.
10 Avenue d’Iena, 75116 Paris