Nothing eases the daily stresses quite like a visit to a French spa. Here is our pick of three off the trodden path.
The Neriades spa in the town of Néris-les-Bains boasts 1,000m2 of pampering space – steam room, sauna, baths, and balneotherapy treatments – that make use of the town’s thermal spring. Situated in the Allier department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the town has a long history associated with its thermal waters: back in the day, the ancient Romans constructed luxurious bath houses around the springs, which had been sacred to the Gauls.
A thermal spa at the heart of Mont Blanc, Thermes-Saint-Gervais offers a multi-sensory escape in an exceptional natural environment: enjoy the steam baths, saunas, immersive caves, and thermal water pools. The setting is truly epic; you’re surrounded by the magnificent mountain peaks of the French Alps.
People have been taking to the waters in the small Ariège commune of Aulus-les-Bains since 1824 – today, choose from a wide range of thermal treatments. You can even book a stay on-site at the 3-star Résidence des Trois Césars.
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From France Today magazine