It’s not hard to see how the words “Paris” and “luxury” go hand in hand, what with the beautiful renaissance buildings and the air of old-fashioned romance. If you’re heading to the City of Love, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some of the most pampered activities around. Here are a few of our favourites.
Spoil your sweet tooth with a chocolate massage
If you fancy treating yourself to some decadently Parisian chocolate – without the guilt – head to the Spa at the Four Seasons George V for the All About Chocolate treatment. Over the course of two and a half delicious hours, you’ll enjoy a mint chocolate body scrub before being treated to a Swiss chocolate and toffee body wrap. To finish, a deep tissue massage using beautiful smelling cocoa oil will leave you feeling like a lavishly wrapped treat.
Flash that cash at Galeries Lafayette
The world famous luxury department store Galeries Lafayette is worth a visit simply to marvel at the extravagant Belle Époque architecture – as well as to revel in the designer shopping of course! Built in 1895, this ten floor wonder is modelled after a middle eastern bazaar, with lashings of Art Nouveau beauty to be found in the glass domed roof and the richly ornate staircase. Filled to the rafters with impressive designer names and deliciously gourmet food, there’s even a fashion show held every Friday at 3pm on the 7th floor.
Enjoy champagne atop the Eiffel Tower
If you’re looking to indulge in some champagne whilst in Paris, then there’s only one place that you need to head: to the very top of la tour Eiffel. It’s here that you’ll find the Champagne Bar, the most decadent and luxurious place in Paris to sip a glass of that special bubbly stuff. Looking out across the whole of the city, raise your glass to an evening you’ll never forget – top marks if you time it perfectly with the setting sun.
Take in a show at the Moulin Rouge
The most famous cabaret show in the world, the Moulin Rouge has been putting on wild and spectacular dance displays since 1899. The cultural exuberance of the Belle Époque era is still going strong inside the walls of this red windmill, and the experience is yours for the taking. Spend the evening embracing this magical slice of history by enjoying a spectacular meal as you watch the show or, if you’re simply interested in witnessing the birthplace of can-can, pull up a chair at your very own table and switch on your red lamp light.
Rest your head in five-star elegance
At the end of a long day of pampering in the most romantic city in the world, you’ll need somewhere spectacular to rest your weary head. Don’t worry because you’re in luck with tons of spectacular hotels in Paris to choose from. The luxuriously five-star Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysées is sure to be the place you’re looking for. Sitting pretty right on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, this hotel boasts an impressively delicious restaurant, spaciously deluxe rooms and a spectacular glass domed roof in the lobby. Enjoy five-star sleeping right in the heart of Paris’ most glamourous neighbourhood.
So there you have it, five ways to truly spoil yourself in the most glamorous and romantic city in the world. What are you waiting for?