There are a number of well known spas, but top of the league is the one at Les Fermes de Marie in Megève which has been in operation since the 1990s.
Within this beautiful little hamlet of abandoned old farmhouses that were brought from their mountain sites to be reconstructed in the village, guests can enjoy treatments from the “Fermes de Marie Beauty” beauty range developed by owner, Jocelyne Sibuet, based on mountain plants including edelweiss. A “Pure Altitude” Spa has also opened in the Hôtel Mont Blanc in Megève (under the same management).
Spa in the Hotel Le Christiania in Val d'Isère - Tarentaise
The 9 “spa and beauty” residences of the Compagnie de Gestion Hôtelière en Savoie et Haute Savoie. The Hameau du Beaufortain in Les Saisies, the Orée des Cimes in Peisey Vallandry, the Fermes de Sainte Foy in Tarentaise, the Cîmes Blanches in La Rosière, the Chalets du Gypse in Saint Martin de Belleville, the Ferme in Val Claret and the Nevada in Tignes, plus two new residences : the Hameau de Pierre Blanche in Les Houches and Les Granges du Soleil in La Plagne.
The latest Club Med to be built in the Alps at Peisey Vallandry (4 tridents) offers a stunning view over the valley and also has an excellent Spa Nuxe that offers the only private spa in the Club Med to have room for romantic treatments “à deux”. In Chamonix, also at the Club Med, 5 Mondes products are used.
The spa in Brides les Bains focuses more on slimming treatments and also offers Spa and Ski packages in the winter. Take the cable car from the thermal resort up to the foot of the ski slopes in Méribel and ski all morning until 3 pm, then return to enjoy the benefits of the Spa for the rest of the afternoon.
Relaxing massage at the Spa in Brides-les-Bains
Still in Chamonix, the Bachal, which is housed in the delightful Hameau Albert 1er property with its mountain-influenced architecture, offers a whole range of different massages plus the special velvet treatment based on pink kaolin.
In Megève, the Compagnie des Hôtels de Montagne offers “Pure Altitude” spas in its properties: Les Fermes de Marie, the Lodge Park and the Hôtel du Mont Blanc, which feature treatments based on the 5 elements: glacier stones, wood, fresh water, fire and earth.
A new Relaxation and Fitness Centre has been built in Méribel’s Parc Olympique, consisting of a steam room, sauna, hydro-massage and 14-person jacuzzi as well as a rest room, serving tea and herbal infusions, that overlooks Mont Vallon.
Among the mountain thermal baths, those at Saint Gervais are able to use an exceptionally pure water that is filtered high up in the mountains at an altitude of 2468 m in the middle of the Mont Blanc mountain range and their array of various treatments includes anti-ageing and anti-smoking cures. Saint Gervais is also a resort that is known for the quality of its dermatological treatments.
The thermal baths at Allevard offers wellbeing cures for people who are fit and healthy but who want to get back in tune with their own bodies. For example, the Vitaherba cure which has been created by a Grenoble-based herbalist and combines age-old medicinal ingredients with thermal treatments.
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