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Our 5 ideas for a luxury spa weekend in France

Looking for a break from the daily grind? Our country abounds in magnificent settings where you can recharge your batteries as a couple, as a family, with friends or even solo! Luxe Wellness Club has selected some of France’s finest spas for you. Discover 5 ideas for luxury spa hotel weekends. Here’s a selection of exceptional hotels dedicated to well-being, for your luxurious escape from it all.

1. Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa | Luxury Spa Weekend in Cognac Country

Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa is ideal for a luxury spa weekend with the family, as the establishment accepts children. Luxe Wellness Club offers you a guaranteed upgrade and a €100 stay credit for use at the spa.

The Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa is without doubt the most luxurious 5-star hotel in the Charente. Built in the 19th century, it was originally an industrial site used to store brandy. Didier Poignant, the architect, wanted to preserve the treasures of the Maison Monnet, such as the “Grand Chai des foudres” with its superb framework, and the ageing cellars. The building is classically styled with a contemporary twist, thanks to its glass facades with steel tendrils.

While the Chais Monnet & Spa hotel is known today for the exceptional quality of its Cognac, it will surprise you with its old-world charm and cachet, found in the 92 rooms & suites and 12 luxury apartments. Some accommodations feature a terrace, private lounge and dressing room. The Presidential Suite is the quintessential luxury spa weekend at Chais Monnet. It features a kitchen, dining room and large reception room.

The Spa was awarded “Best Spa Experience” by the famous Condé Nast guide. It offers a selection of massages and personalized treatments. Reserved exclusively for Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa member guests, you’ll have access to the indoor and outdoor pools, hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi and sensory shower. The hotel also has a fitness room where sports coaches can draw up an individualized program to suit your needs and objectives.

When it comes to catering, there are several options to choose from. Treat yourself at Les Foudres gourmet restaurant, located in the heart of the cathedral cellar. Michelin-starred Chef Paolo Boscaro offers creative, gourmet and refined local cuisine. The contemporary brasserie La Distillerie serves traditional, authentic and generous recipes. For a drink, Jazz Bar 1838 prepares delicious cocktails with Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. To enjoy a view of the city, we invite you to the modern, festive rooftop to sip exclusive creations. To round off your luxury spa weekend in Cognac, don’t forget to enjoy a final hot drink in the lounge area, Café Angélique.

THE PLUS of this luxury spa weekend : the excellent Cognac and the alchemy between the hotel’s historic heritage and contemporary style.

2. Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo | Luxury spa weekend in the heart of Monaco

The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is distinguished by its Belle Époque style. The grandiose, generous architecture lends a romantic dimension to this 5-star listed building. Modern and luxurious, this palace cultivateselegance and absolute comfort. An intimate atmosphere unfolds beneath the Mediterranean palms, between luxury and discretion. The Hermitage has received numerous awards and distinctions, including one from Condé Nast in 2022, which named it one of the world’s best hotels.

The rooms and suites at L’Hermitage are worthy of a château lifestyle! With colors like absinthe, lavender, jade and beige, the decor is harmonious and romantic. Some accommodations are crowned with a terrace overlooking the courtyard, the city or the sea. The Junior Suite, with its Jacuzzi on the terrace and views of the sea and harbor, is perfect for a luxury spa weekend for two!

Belle Époque-style room with sea view
Belle Époque room with sea view (Photo: Hermitage Monte-Carlo)

Leave your suite for a wellness break at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo. This 6,600 m² luxury haven dedicated to well-being combines cutting-edge technology and expertise. Specializing in preventive health, the establishment offers technological treatments in infrared cabins, top-of-the-range cellular treatments, massages and prestigious personalized treatments. Beauty, slimming, anti-aging, relaxation : a team of experts will advise you according to your current needs and desires. Like an ode to the sea and the Mediterranean, enjoy a wellness break in thehydrotherapy wellness areas: heated seawater pool, solarium, sauna, hammam or jacuzzi.

Also read: A short guide to hydrotherapy

Taste the cuisine of celebrated chef Yannick Alléno at the Pavillon Monte-Carlo : a culinary identity in the image of Monaco, chic and tasty. Exceptional fresh seasonal produce is the chef’s watchword! Discover the jewel of the Hermitage, La Salle Belle Époque! Listed as a historic monument, it boasts a prestigious setting and sumptuous decor. Like a culinary conductor, Philippe Joannes masters subtle, refined gastronomy. At Limùn, we welcome you for a quick lunch or a tea break, in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t forget the Mezzanine de l’École Eiffel, located in the heart of the winter garden, where you can enjoy your breakfasts. Last but not least, the Crystal Bar or Crystal Lounge is the perfect place for cocktail and champagne lovers!

THE PLUS of this luxury spa weekend: the ideal location for a Monegasque stay, the romantic Belle Époque style and the Thermes Marins.

3. Les Sources de Cheverny | Luxury spa weekend in an unspoilt Loire Valley estate

Change of scenery… A poetic interlude takes shape around the enchanted forests of Cheverny… This luxury Spa Weekend at the Sources de Cheverny promises to be bucolic. Between the Châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau lies the sublimely preserved estate of Alice and Jérôme Tourbier. Discover their vast a property steeped in historyvisit the period Chateau, stay in one of the charming cocoons and, of course, have a good time! a wellness break at Spa By Caudalie… This haven of peace invites you to relax, to leave everyday life behind and make way for calm, in an idyllic natural setting.

Above all, the estate wishes to preserve the beauty of its surroundings and respect living things, by adopting an ethical approach. At Les Sources de Cheverny, protecting nature is a priority. Each room and suite is uniquely decorated to pay tribute to the flora and fauna of the region. We’re delighted by the bucolic soul of the setting and the bohemian spirit that reigns here. History is never far away, and you can feel it in every accommodation: the architecture inspired by the Loire’s heritage, the various antiques and the furniture. Luxe Wellness Club’s favorite: the Baron Perché suite. Immerse yourself in childhood by staying in this pretty wood cabin on stilts. You’ll be charmed by the panoramic view over the estate and the private Nordic bath.

A beautifully decorated room for a luxury Spa Weekend
A beautifully decorated bedroom (Photo: Sources de Cheverny)

Just a stone’s throw from the forest, the Spa by Caudalie opens the doors to its natural surroundings. The thermal bath and hammam, located under an enchanting roof structure, offer pure moments of relaxation. Outside, you can’t get enough of the oak-wood Jacuzzi and its heated thermal water. And of course, don’t leave the spa without trying one of Caudalie’s many signature treatments. Good to know! The estate organizes two-day yoga retreats, the perfect opportunity to plan a luxury spa weekend focused on mind-body balance.

In keeping with our eco-responsible approach, the Sources de Cheverny restaurants focus on seasonal, entirely local cuisine. The gourmet restaurant Le Favori serves uncluttered dishes in osmosis with the earth. Chef Frédéric Calmels favors fresh produce, with respect for people and nature. As for the Auberge, it offers generous, family-style cuisine in a friendly, country atmosphere.

THE PLUS of this luxury spa weekend: the eco-responsible approach and respect for the environment. The poetic and enchanting spirit of the place.

4. Le Refuge de Solaise | Luxury Spa Weekend in the High Mountains of Val d’Isère

If you love fresh air, come and recharge your batteries at the Refuge de Solaise, located at an altitude of 2,500 meters in Val d’Isère. More than a simple mountain chalet, this little paradise is a jewel case of unspoilt nature, under the auspices of a warm and welcoming place… Ideal for a wellness interlude in total disconnection. Perched high above the slopes, the hotel invites you to contemplate the soothing panoramas and let go. The superb views of the peaks are to be admired all year round… and you’ll never tire of them! Le Refuge de Solaise welcomes children: Luxury Spa weekend with family, friends, duo or solo – anything goes!

Le Refuge de Solaise for a luxury Spa Weekend in the mountains
The Refuge de Solaise, at the top of the slopes (Photo: Le Refuge de Solaise)

You can choose to stay in one of the sixteen rooms and suites, in one of the four apartments or in the cosy dormitory (sleeps fourteen). Each accommodation brings together the traditional elements of an ultra-cosy mountain chalet, punctuated by a contemporary touch. Stone walls, local wood, elegant furnishings decorated with wool, velvet and leather, and warm decorations. Large bay windows welcome the soft, natural light. These open onto a terrace with views of the imposing peaks.

Le Refuge’s wood-clad wellness area is a warm, soothing cocoon. A sheltered hilltop spa with heated pool, two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms and a beauty salon. To continue your wellness journey, take advantage of the outdoor area, which features a hot tub, sauna, polar bath and private treatment bubble. A wide selection of treatments and massages is available à la carte, as well as yoga classes, meditation sessions, Reiki, Pilates and a fitness room. We encourage you to discover the House’s specialties, such as the exclusive, comprehensive Signature Reset Ritual. And since there’s no age limit on pampering, children can also benefit from specially adapted treatments.

The Refuge restaurant offers a wholesome menu featuring fresh, seasonal produce , as well as must-tries. Enjoy your meals on the large terrace, gazing out over theimpressive mountain views. On weekends, outdoor aperitif evenings are organized at sunset, and you can admire the stars at nightfall… Finally, the Refuge bar welcomes you for a drink in a cosy atmosphere.

Breakfast with the peaks in the background
Breakfast with the peaks in the background (Photo: Refuge de Solaise)

THE HIGHLIGHT of this luxury spa weekend: the breathtaking scenery and the wellness area nestled in the hills. It’s an ideal place for couples or families to recharge their batteries.

5. Hôtel Marinca & Spa | Luxury spa weekend on the Isle of Beauty.

This luxury spa weekend breathes the sweet perfumes of the Mediterranean! To end on a high note, we’re off to Corsica to discover the 5-star Marinca Hotel & Spa. The island of beauty is a magnificent jewel with many treasures to offer. The establishment is nestled in a secret natural paradise, in the total privacy of Propriano, Corse-du-Sud. Feet in the water on the edge of a private cove, gazing out over the Gulf of Valinco with a delicious cocktail in hand: that’s the program! But that’s not all… Treat yourself to pure moments of relaxation in the Spa By Clarins wellness areaand cocoon in your voluptuously charming accommodation. And don’t forget to treat your taste buds to succulent cuisine that smells of the sea and the sun.

Open the door to your room or suite and discover a sumptuous cocoon. Large, luminous spaces with chic decor and suave, natural colors, these uncluttered accommodations cultivate elegance and luxury with finesse. Some accommodations feature a terrace overlooking the turquoise sea, with the gentle scent of the maquis. What about suites with panoramic terraces, complete with private Jacuzzi or swimming pool? They’re perfect for a luxury spa weekend for two… or the whole family! The hotel welcomes children (and pets).

Room with terrace and Marinca sea view
Room with terrace and sea view (Photo: Hôtel Marinca & Spa)

Embrace relaxation in the hotel’s wellness area. The Spa By Clarins is a world of infinite well-being, where you can relax in a thousand different ways. Choose to immerse yourself in a bubble of serenity in the eucalyptus-scented hammam, or in the Himalayan salt sauna. Looking for a Nordic feel? We recommend you try the invigorating Ice Room! Otherwise, simply enjoy the Jacuzzi, heated pool, sensory shower and, of course, the many à la carte treatments. A yoga and meditation area and a fitness room are also available.

Spa Marinca's indoor pool
The Spa’s indoor pool (Photo: Hôtel Marinca & Spa)

La Verrière’ s gastronomic cuisine is as enchanting as the island itself: fresh and authentic. La Paillote is Marinca’s beach restaurant. In 2023, it will undergo a facelift, unveiling a chic-bohemian design and decor. In the kitchen, the emphasis is on Mediterranean flavours, which you can enjoy in the dining room, or with your feet in the golden sand! For a drink, Le William bar welcomes you to its terrace overlooking the sea. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a creative cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere.

THE HIGHLIGHT of this luxury spa weekend: the hotel with its feet in the sand and an infinite view of the sea.

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