Bordeaux has a reputation for luxury; as the home of some of the world’s most famous fine wines, it is synonymous with elegance, sophistication and relaxation.
This makes the stunning French city the perfect spot for a luxury, VIP-only spa: the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux Hotel & Spa.
The spa, or ‘Les Bains de Lea,’ occupies the top three floors of the hotel, and includes a Roman-inspired network of swimming pools, a hammam, ten private treatment cabins, and a Jacuzzi terrace, where you can relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine while looking over the rooftops of the old city.
The Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa re-opened in 2007 after a major remodelling, and no expense was spared when it came to Les Bains de Lea. The spa boasts an extensive hydrotherapy area, which includes two private cabins for water-based massages and other hydrotherapy treatments.
A partnership with natural beauty brand Nuxe means that the spa can offer some of the best non-invasive spa treatments in the world, including the India-inspired Kashmir massage, where tiny bottles of hot water are expertly used to diffuse tension in the body and prolong the effects of the massage.
Tailored body treatments and facials are available for men and women according to your skin type and needs. For example, the Fair Play Treatment for men can work to either purify or moisturise tired skin, while the Fruity BIO-beaute Treatment can soothe, clarify or moisturise any sort of skin.
The Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa takes a lead from its surroundings and focuses on natural beauty treatments throughout the spa, making this the perfect place to detox after a long weekend of shopping, sightseeing or vineyard-hopping in the sunny south west of France.
The hotel’s iconic 18th century building lies in the heart of historic Bordeaux, just opposite the Grand Theatre, and it has hosted many luminaries over the years, including the acclaimed writer Victor Hugo.
For ‘olde worlde’ European glamour, you don’t need to look any further… Dust off your finest Chanel, order a bottle of 2003 Chateau Lafite, book the VIP spa suite for a few hours, and learn what real luxury truly feels like.
+ Don’t miss… the spa’s signature ‘Olympus’ massage – a 90-minute head to toe Nuxe treatment which can also be enjoyed by couples in one of the two-person private treatment cabins.