Monaco, your haven of peace and relaxation this winter

Publication date: 03/11/2023
Top up your wellness levels! As the winter approaches and the mercury falls, the trees turn golden and diners leave the restaurant terraces for the cosy indoors, the spa is the perfect place to get out of the cold and pamper yourself.

Monaco has a love affair with wellness that goes back well over a century. All the way to 1863, in fact, when the Société des Bains de Mer was founded to offer guests a haven of well-being and relaxation by the Mediterranean, taking advantage of the sea and its soothing properties. Monaco was the natural choice to host the International Thalassotherapy Congress in 1920. Since then, the Principality has constantly evolved and reinvented itself while remaining ever faithful to its core DNA, of which wellness is an important part. Today, there are almost a dozen places dedicated to relaxation and well-being across Monaco.   

By the sea, the Monte-Carlo Bay offers an exotic experience with the Spa Cinq Mondes. A place of complete calm devoted to facial and body care, the spa’s traditional massages and beauty treatments are like a time-honoured ritual passed down through the generations. And of course, being pampered isn’t the only way to relax. Exercise too has powerful reinvigorating properties, so why not try the aquayoga classes in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, hidden away in a lush tropical garden...

Another source of relaxation inspiration can be found at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo where the rooftop La Vallée Cosmos Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Nestling between the sea and sky, the spa has a modern, minimalist design influenced by the ocean. Settle comfortably in a cosy lounge decorated in warm tones, and unwind for a while while the expert team takes the very best care of you. By the time you leave, you’ll be infused with a sense of calm and serenity.

Also close to the Place du Casino is the Belle Epoque style Métropole Monte-Carlo, s home to the exceptional Spa Métropole by Givenchy, This autumn, the spa is offering body-sculpting sessions with former professional dancers from the famed Parisian cabarets, in collaboration with the fitness studio Kalon!

More soothing relaxation is to be found at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, a veritable temple of wellness, beauty and performance overlooking the calming blue sea. Take some time out just for you, recharge your batteries, and experience a feeling of pure well-being. You deserve it.

So close your eyes, and let yourself be pampered at the finest spas in the Principality.

Photo credits: © MONTECARLO Société des Bains de Mer/ Hotel Métropole Montecarlo/ Fairmont Montecarlo / Karolina Kodlubaj / Will Pryce / MC_L.Thebaud / Charly_Hel