RETREAT & RECHARGE
Apart from effective products, Mathilde and Bertrand also wanted to create a place where such beauty experiences can be re-enacted in a surrounding that pleasured the senses. “While carrying out groundwork, we discovered a hot spring 500 metres underground,” shares Mathilde. “We began to use all the revitalising effects of this water, combining it with vine and grape extracts to create unique spa treatments. As a result, we created the first Vinothérapie spa in 1999.” With roots set in Bordeaux, the signature pampering treatments have now spread across the world and can be found in exclusive addresses such as The Plaza in New York City and Hotel Les Ottomans in Istanbul. But Les Étangs de Corot is the only place that offers Vinothérapie experiences akin to the one in Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
Here, you will find the signature crushed Cabarnet Scrubs (which uses real grape seeds to exfoliate, leaving skin naturally smooth and polished), Gironde honey and wine wraps, and Winemaker massages using fresh grapes. One can also relax in the jacuzzi, a hammam, and a lounge with some petit bites, looking out to the beautiful panoramic view of the ponds and forest.
“It is a haven devoted to pleasing the senses,” Alice writes. “We do our utmost every day to preserve the beautiful environment that inspired the ‘painter of emotions’ Corot, and guarantee our guests a calm, quiet day, at the gateway of Paris.” Get the experience at the Caudalíe Boutique Spa, S127, Second Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-2095 0001.
Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s
vineyard in Bordeaux