A HOLISTIC APPR OACH A T THE CHANEL A U RITZ P ARIS
THE FIX YOU WANT TO BANISH STRESS AND LOOK SUPREMELY WELL RESTED. THE TREATMENT THE INCREDIBLE LE GRAND SOIN STOPS TIME— IN YOUR MIND AND ON YOUR SKIN. THE SPOT 15 PLACE VENDÔME. A Chanel bag is more than “just” a handbag, so it’s hardly surprising that the iconic house’s first spa has redefined the spa experience. Located in the landmark Ritz Paris—where Coco Chanel herself lived for over three decades—the spa features five signature rooms, each door marked with the number of an iconic Chanel item, such as No. 22, for the famed fragrance, or the 2.55, after the must-have purse. In fact, iconic motifs are everywhere, from the beige-and-black signature Coromandel screens and lacquered gold details in the rooms to the Camilla flowers—Coco’s favourite—on the treatment bed. While wearing a meltingly soft robe and before the facial begins, you’re served a detoxifying and regenerating cocktail as you engage in a gentle yet in-depth conversation with the aesthetician about your lifestyle, diet, sleep habits and stress levels. Le Grand Soin is an all-senses treatment: Light and sound are integrated into the different stages of the experience (and lull you into a deep state of relaxation) while gentle exfoliation, soothing masks and firming moisturizers such as Sublimage La Crème Yeux coax skin into being its best self. Different massage techniques are used throughout the two- to three-hour treatment, including a myofascial release, a foot pressure point and a delicate fluttering fingertip massage for the face. Results are impressive: Complete relaxation is achieved, and your skin is left glowing and noticeably regenerated.