Pampered in the French Alps: the spa guide

Skiing and hiking require your body to be relaxed and ready to go, meaning a trip to the spa for a deep body massage or an exfoliating scrub and facial will enhance and soothe your physical and mental wellbeing. That’s our excuse anyway… 

To help you choose which spa to visit on your next ski holiday, here are our top recommendations for a spa break in the alps. 


Les Fermes de Marie – Megève

 

Pure Altitude Spa has got you covered from top to toe. This flagship spa in Megeve offers treatment rituals using their own brand of cutting edge dermo-cosmetics, made from over 50 mountain plant extracts. If it’s your hair that needs some love, book an appointment at the Leonor Greyl haircare & styling studio. With indoor and outdoor saunas and pools, you’re sure to find tranquillity in the mountains here.

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Deep Nature – La Clusaz

Two young women in the pool at Deep Nature Spa in La Clusaz

Deep Nature is part of the Spa Prestige Odalys at Hotel Le Chamois in La Clusaz. It is the latest addition to the Mountain Spa Retreats Collection and boasts 24 treatments including a 60-minute detox travel treatment, mother-to-be treatments and if you’re on your family ski holiday, first time massages for children. 

Thermes de Brides-Les-Bains 

Take a day to immerse yourself in one of the largest spa resorts in the French Alps, Thermes de Brides-Les-Bains, offering everything from wellness to slimming programmes. This bright and spacious thermal spa in the Alps could be just what you are looking for to kick start or rejuvenate your joie de vivre, health and mental wellbeing.

Jour de Spa – La Clusaz

a woman lying on her front with hot stones on her back

Need something more than a facial or a massage? The team at the Jour de Spa in La Clusaz are qualified physiotherapists, osteopaths, dieticians and beauticians. You can be sure to find the right treatment to reconnect body and mind, whether that’s reflexology, yoga or a relaxing beauty treatment.

Don’t forget – Make sure you’re in great shape for your ski holiday by doing our 7 best pre-ski holiday exercises.


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Hotel Les Airelles – Morzine

Forget about your to-do list and focus on the present at Morzine’s Hotel Les Airelles. Here you can freshen up your look with an anti-ageing and toning facial, or work away those aches and pains with a deep sports massage. And if that’s not enough, if you book a morning treatment you receive a five euro discount per treatment. 

Cristal Spa – La Clusaz 

Cristal Spa in La Clusaz

Set within the beautiful five-star Au Coeur du Village Hotel, the Cristal Spa exudes luxury and tranquillity. The stylish interiors are inspired by the local landscape, combining clean lines and natural elements. Revitalise your body and soul with one of the many massages and care treatments that are on offer at this elegant French Alps spa.

If you’re looking for other ideas of things to do on your ski holiday take a look at our 12 best non-skiing winter activities in the French Alps.

Cristal Spa – Imperial Palace – Annecy

 

Annecy’s Imperial Palace offers a stylish and relaxing space to unwind and press the reset button. Bathe in the warm waters of the wellness pool, energise your skin with an aromatic spice scrub or pamper yourself with a nerve soothing massage

Marc Veyrat’s Maison du Bois – Manigod

Young lady smiling while getting a back massage

Looking for an all-round mind, body and soul experience? Then look no further than the spa at Marc Veyrat’s Maison du Bois. With a winning combination of healthy local foods, heated water pools carved into the mountain and saunas, this truly is ‘a wellbeing experience at altitude’.

Feeling inspired to book some ‘me-time’ at one of these spas? Take a look at these OVO Network chalets in the French Alps, close to the spas in this article. And if you need a little more relaxation, explore our four and five-star chalets with hot tubs.

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Written by... Andrew

Andrew

Hi, I'm Andrew and I am the Social Media Manager at OVO Network. I live in La Clusaz and love everything about life in the mountains. My favourite things to do are skiing, mountain biking and chilling by Lake Annecy with my little family! - andrew.goodman@ovonetwork.com