Best sauna experiences in Paris: unwind like a true parisian

Discover the top infrared saunas in Paris, a true haven of peace. Read more and embark on a unique Parisian wellness journey. Don't miss out, dive in now!

Sauna treatments and services

Whether you want to release the tension with an invigorating massage or unwind in a private infrared sauna, the Bodycare range of services at Galeries Lafayette in France awaits you.

Traditional sauna treatments

Savor the luxury and recharge your batteries before exploring Paris. From traditional Nordic saunas to infrared and Hammams (Turkish Baths), the city has a selection of wellness options to disconnect in peaceful surroundings.

Infrared sauna therapy

These modern saunas use infrared heaters to emit radiant heat, which the body absorbs. They are an ideal alternative if you don´t like the intense heat of a Nordic sauna.

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Infrared saunas for an exceptional experience

If you’d like to try an infrared sauna visit the Belleyme cabins located in the Wellness Galerie. From single cabins to small groups, this is a rejuvenating way to detox and balance your body and mind.

Extra treatments to ensure you look your best

If you’re on a trip to Paris and want an unforgettable break from daily life, treat yourself to the sanctuary of a sauna followed by a Galeries Lafayette beauty treatment.

Hair salon and nail bars

A visit to the blow dry bar will make sure your hair is perfectly styled before that sparkling glass of French champagne at Galeries Lafayette The Wine Gate before an evening at the Paris Opera. Make time to fit in a manicure too and hit the city in style.

Facials to make you glow

After a deep cleansing, it makes sense to follow up with a facial to enhance your complexion, ensuring you have an all-over radiant glow. What would be the perfect end to your pampering session? A personalized guide to the best make-up to suit you from a professional consultant.

Sauna wellness programs

For a holistic approach to your health combine a sauna with a wellness experience, to relax, detoxify, and relieve stress.

Paris wellness at Galeries Lafayette

In addition to the many Paris retreats where you’ll find everything from Jet Lag Remodelling to detox rituals, the Wellness Galerie at Galeries Lafayette has been created to offer a tranquil place.

Immerse yourself in the vast choice of relaxing massages, including cranial, a full body or a sports massage, there’s something to suit everyone. 

This is a truly indulgent way to spend the afternoon whether you’re a gym or sports fan and want to relax after a fitness session or just fancy an hour or two of pampering.

Relaxation techniques

Do you feel constantly stressed and on edge? You’re on vacation so make an effort to visit a relaxing place! Allow our expert staff to help you unwind with a light therapy treatment, a Kobido Japanese facial or Miracle Touch massage. Combined with a sauna and a freshly squeezed juice and snack at the DS Café, this is the ultimate well-being treat.

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Get over your jet lag faster

Why waste time trying to adjust when you can undergo a Jet Lag Reshaping session at Galeries Lafayette? The treatment aligns your body with your new environment, giving you more time to enjoy the delights of Paris, France.

Paris sauna experiences for relaxing

Why not indulge in a unique experience on your trip to Paris? More than just the fashion and shopping capital of the world, the city offers an amazing selection of places where pampering is the order of the day.

What better way to relax after a busy morning’s luxury shopping at Galeries Lafayette than with a rejuvenating infrared sauna at the Wellness Galerie? Restore your energy to prepare yourself for an afternoon of shopping or a sightseeing tour taking favorite Paris photos

Galeries Lafayette sauna experiences

After a restoring treatment, why not spoil yourself with a Galeries Lafayette infrared sauna? 

Afterwards, you can head for the Galeries Lafayette Wellness Galerie to continue the pampering with a manicure, massage, or lunch in the healthy menu restaurant.

Perhaps you need to revamp your wardrobe before you see a show at the Moulin Rouge. Why not book an appointment with a Galeries Lafayette personal shopper who will suggest the perfect outfit?

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Looking for a spectacular view?

The rooftop terrace at Galeries Lafayette gives spectacular panoramas of any city in France, from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre and beyond. This is the ideal location to take plenty of photos – from the skyline in the distance to the nearby iconic monuments. Visit in the spring or summer when our pop-up restaurants are open on the terrace and enjoy a delicious snack while admiring the vista.

Enjoy treatments at the Wellness Galerie

When you book at stay at the Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel, you’ll be treated to a voucher to use at the Galeries Lafayette Wellness Galerie. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul toward unique experiences, including wellness, beauty treatments, and sports lessons. You can also enjoy the benefits of an infrared massage, or a treatment of your choice. 

Located only one block away from Galeries Lafayette, what better way to end your day than with a sauna and beauty treatment before a night out in Paris? You’ll have time to fit in a little shopping too as our brand stores are open until 8.30 p.m. from Monday – Saturday

Paris sauna recommendations

If you’re a healthy living fan, a visit to one of the many saunas and spas in Paris will complete your trip. From Turkish baths to infrared saunas in Galeries Lafayette, discover the range of self-care options.

Frequently asked questions about saunas in Paris

  • Are there any family-orientated Paris saunas?

Paris saunas tend to be suitable for couples or singles. However, you may find a Turkish bath in Paris for all the family, but be aware of age restrictions. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

  • Do saunas offer body care treatments?

Many centers offer skin care to complement sauna sessions. You can also enjoy a body care treatment at the Galeries Lafayette Wellness Galerie.

  • What is a French hammam?

This is a variation of the traditional Turkish hammam (baths), which is a type of steam bath. The French version combines steam, exfoliation, and massage techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate. 

  • What are the benefits of a sauna?

Sauna sessions are designed to induce sweating, which helps to eliminate toxins and impurities through the skin. This form of heat therapy also promotes circulation and relieves muscle tension, making it the ideal way to revitalize.

  • Are Paris saunas mixed gender?

Some saunas are mixed, others are just for men or women. It’s advisable to check beforehand if you would prefer to visit a single-sex sauna. The Galeries Lafayette infrared saunas offer a solo, double or trio option, so you can relax as a couple or with friends.

  • What’s the difference between a Nordic sauna and an infrared sauna?

A Nordic sauna uses the familiar steam method to heat the environment and gets very hot, while an infrared sauna uses lighting and the temperature is lower. 

  • Are there special offers on sauna treatments at Galeries Lafayette?

Yes, you can book a session of 5 for a discounted price on a single session. This makes the perfect gift for someone you know who wants to relax and take it easy while they’re in Paris. Or why not treat yourself and indulge in some ‘me time’? 

  • Can I get a massage after my sauna at Galeries Lafayette?

Yes, you can choose from many different kinds at the Wellness Galerie. From body remodeling to pre-natal and facial massage – you’ll be spoilt for choice! 

  • What can I do after my sauna?

Once you’re feeling revitalized you can have a healthy drink or snack at the DS Café before indulging in a spot of brand shopping.

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What should I wear in a Paris sauna?

In most Parisian saunas, it’s customary to wear a towel or a swimsuit. However, some may have specific dress codes or nudity policies, so it’s best to inquire beforehand or observe the rules posted.

Paris sauna opening hours and reservation policy

Opening times will depend on which you wish to visit. It’s a good idea to check if you need to make an appointment first. The opening days and times may depend on the season too, for example, in February in Paris it will be less busy than in May.

If you wish to take an infrared sauna at Galeries Lafayette you can make an appointment between 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. 

If you need any assistance with booking Paris sauna, the Galeries Lafayette Tourist Information Office will be delighted to assist you. If you’re feeling weary after travelling we can book you a Jet Lag Remodelling session to realign your mind and body. We can also book tickets and offers for other Paris attractions that are sure to be on your list of must-visit places

Sauna etiquette and rules

Following our guidelines ensures everyone using the facilities is comfortable, including you. 

  • Shower first – it’s customary to shower before entering. 
  • Use a towel – always sit or lie on a towel.
  • Respect personal space – find a comfortable spot without encroaching on others.
  • Speak quietly – this is a space for relaxing and quiet reflection. Keep conversations to a minimum.
  • Don’t stay too long – prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to dehydration.
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water before and after using the sauna for your well-being.
  • Forget the cell phone – avoid using electronic devices to maintain a peaceful environment.

There’s a lot more to Paris than shopping and delicious cuisine (although of course, they’re important!). Indulging in your favorite relaxation technique, whether a sauna, sporting practice, or beauty treatment is all part of the experience Paris offers visitors.

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