It hardly seems fair that a region as splendid as the French Riviera, with its all-year sunshine, azure blue sea and picture-perfect villages, should also boast some of the world’s most exclusive spas within an easy commute of our luxury rentals South of France. Yet within this small paradise on earth are more than a dozen spas that are truly worth a day visit, a selection of which are featured below. Spas in Monaco
Monaco may measure less than two kilometers squared, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in almost every other way. Take its spas, for example. The principality which could fit twice into New York’s Central Park has no less than three note-worthy spas. Spa Cinq Mondes at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is one of the most renowned French Rivera spas where guests can indulge in a full range of treatments inspired by world culture and traditional rituals. Treatments take place in the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa which has stunning views over Monte-Carlo Bay. Within walking distance is another first-class spa situated in the 4-star Le Metropole Hotel. The spa, called Le Metropole ESPA Monte-Carlo, offers the best of ancient and modern therapies with highlights including the Heat Experience which introduces guests to a series of ‘sensation temperatures’ including an ice fountain and scented showers. Thirdly, there is the Spa Willow Stream, which enjoys breath-taking views from its position on the 7th floor of the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel. The spa’s extensive list of treatments includes a Black Pearl Treatment, which uses a caviar-based product to rejuvenate facial skin. Day trips to these spas are easily made from a Carlton International French Riviera rental where arrangements can be made to provide prestige cars and transport. Spas in Nice A 20-minute drive along the coast will take you to the bustling city of Nice, home to three more prestigious French Riviera spas.
Hidden away from the famous Promenade des Anglais in what looks like a very ordinary residential street is the very extraordinary Espace Hi-Body Spa. Part of the trendy Hi Hotel, the spa is notable for its ‘green’ skin products that have no chemicals, only bio-active products to energize the skin so you can return to your luxury rental South of France feeling rejuvenated. The Spa Splendid is one of the most established French Rivera Spas, set up by a team of aromatherapy experts more than 20 years ago. Less hip perhaps than many of its rivals, the Spa Splendid offers first-class treatments at very reasonable prices. In stark contrast to the traditional Spa Splendid is the new Deep Nature Spa by Albotherm, at the Hotel Exedra, in central Nice. The hotel, which is part of the luxury Boscolo Group, has recently opened the impressive spa which offers classic treatments alongside more contemporary therapies. Spas in Cannes Not to be out-done, Cannes recently opened the impressive Cannes Marine Thermal Baths, at the Radisson 1835 White Palm Hotel just meters from the Mediterranean sea. The world-class facility includes 46 treatments rooms, indoor and outdoor seawater swimming pools and a Japanese bath, from which you can enjoy unrivalled views over the Esterel Bay. Arguably Cannes most famous hotel, Le Martinez, situated on the Croisette a stone’s throw from the Palais de Festivals, also has its own spa. Here, guests can enjoy a full range of treatments and therapies from the superior position of the 7th floor. For those looking to lose themselves to some pure indulgence and are considering luxury rentals South of France, Carlton International are there to provide the perfect French riviera rentals within an easy commute of the regions fantastic French Riviera spas.