SPAS Restorative retreats for mind, body and soul
Understated in design, the medi-spa pioneer Clinique La Prairie, on the shores of Lake Geneva, has been rejuvenating the rich and famous for more than 80 years. Everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Winston Churchill has booked in to sample its famed elixir of youth, the CLP Extract – a treatment that increases vitality, immune function and libido, while banishing fatigue and the effects of ageing. It’s all hi-tech-meets-holistic here – the 50 specialists practise 25 disciplines, including cardiology, cosmetic surgery, acupuncture, yoga and sophrology, an exercise and relaxation routine.
From £970 a room a night (www.laprairie.ch).