Several hotels in the Chamonix Valley offer 💦 access to their spa centre and pool to non-hotel guests.
This post is not a full list of tried and tested spas and massages; I have clearly not done enough of my own ” parent pampering “ in the last 10 years! In fact, the only spa I have managed to visit in the Chamonix Valley has been 💦 Deep Nature’s Les Granges d’en Haut in Les Houches. I have had two wonderful massages there and I really enjoyed the spa area; there is lots to choose from in a small area (pool, jacuzzi, hammam, Finnish sauna, Nordic bath, relaxation area) and I found the location to be very relaxing and the 🏔 mountain views are simply stunning.
In addition to this list below, many of the privately-run chalets can organise a masseur / masseuse to come to you.
Le Refuge des Aiglons ( Deep Nature )
The entry here to the 💦 Deep Nature spa is 25€ for non-hotel guests / see here for more information;
address: 270 avenue de Courmayeur, Chamonix, 74400 / tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 90 93;
Hôtel Le Morgane ( Deep Nature )
Le Morgane’s spa and pool is another 💦 Deep Nature offering in the centre of town, also open to non-hotel guests for 21€ / see here for more details;
address: 145 avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 4 50 53 57 15;
Hôtel Héliopic ( Nuxe )
The Hôtel Héliopic’s spa is run by 💦 Nuxe, and non-hotel guests can use this and the indoor hotel pool, with the purchase of a massage or one of their products (also: Japanese onsen bath, hammam, Russian steam room, a tepidarium, a plunge pool, an ice cave . . . / see here for more details; /
address: 50 place de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 55 56;
Le Hameau Albert 1er ( Spa Le Bachal )
The spa at this well-known hotel and restaurant – 💦 Le Bachal – is sadly NO LONGER open to non-hotel guests / for guests, there is an indoor-outdoor pool, jacuzzi, steam-room, sauna and small climbing room / see here for more details;
address: 38 route du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 05 09;
Le Park Hotel Suisse & Spa ( Spa Serenity )
The 💦 Spa Serenity is located on the hotel’s rooftop and is open to non-hotel guests for 30€, or with the purchase of a treatment! There is a steam-room, two saunas, a Jacuzzi and heated outdoor swimming-pool, a panoramic terrace and two treatment rooms / see here for more details; /
address: 75 allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 07 58;
Grand Hôtel des Alpes
See here for more details about the 💦 spa and wellness centre at this grand and historic hotel in the centre of Chamonix / small swimming pool with wave machine, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, halotérapie, in front of wall of salt, massages;
address: 75 rue Dr Paccard, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33(0)4 50 55 37 80;
Hôtel Mont Blanc ( Spa by Clarins )
Another grand and historic hotel in the centre of Chamonix, the spa here is the 💦 Spa by Clarins (run by Deep Nature) / this sumptuous hotel was recently renovated and offers non-hotel guests entrance to its spa for 30€ / also, soins for children « mon premier massage » / see here for more details;
address: 62 allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 71 09;
QC Terme Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
💦 QC Terme Chamonix Mont-Blanc (run by the same company that owns QC Terme Pré Saint-Didier in Italy) quotes the ancient Romans on its website: ” Salus per Aquam: the spa echoes the philosophy of ancient Imperial Rome, which placed water at the centre of satisfying body and spirit. As in the ancient Baths of Caracalla, Diocletian and Trajan, we also heat the aqueduct water to 34 – 36 °C, making the experience most enjoyable” / combining the benefits of a spa with mountain scenery and nature / features: pools, whirlpools, hydrojets, Vichy forest showers, salt room & halotherapy, saunas, steam baths, chromotherapy, a Japanese bath, a Kneipp path, relaxation rooms, an olfactory space / massages & treatments / wellness food / prices / check the website for more information . . .
address: promenade du Fori 480 ,74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;
Les Houches spas
Les Granges d’en Haut
Les Granges d’en Haut is one of my favourite spas 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc: small, stunning views and friendly and professional staff! / it is run by 💦 Deep Nature and there is: an outdoor Finnish sauna and Nordic bath on the terrace, and indoors there is a small swimming pool, lounging chairs, hammams and sauna / good to know – there are also yoga and pilates classes held here / booking a massage or treatment allows you entry to the spa and pool; or you can simply purchase entrance to the spa and pool for 29€ / 💦 Deep Nature also offers a series of children’s soins / see website for more details;
NEW for 2020 – the on-site restaurant, La Table des Granges, has reopened, and there are deals to be had on spa + lunch;
address: 1000 route des Chavants, 74310, Les Houches / tel: +33 (0)4 85 30 00 17;
Les Tines spas
Excelsior Hôtel & Spa Chamonix ( Spa Pure Altitude )
The hotel is run by the Best Western, and the 💦 Spa Pure Altitude and swimming pool are open to non-hotel guests / see here for more details;
formule snacking + piscine – between 12h and 14h, buy poolside snacks and you’ll get to use the swimming pool!
address: Best Western Plus Excelsior Hotel & Spa Chamonix, 251 chemin de St Roch, 74400, Les Tines, Chamonix / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 18 36;
Résidence Prestige Odalys Isatis
A new complex of holiday apartments in Les Tines, this residence also has a 💦 spa and partly-covered pool, open to non-residents (out of school holiday season only);
address: Résidence Prestige Odalys Isatis, 25 chemin de Saint Roch, Les Tines, 74400, Chamonix;
Résidence Vallorcine Spa & Hotel (Cinq Mondes)
The 💦 Spa du Mont-Blanc by Cinq Mondes is open to non-hotel visitors by reservation / price: 20€, or entrance including in price of soins / good to know: there are also children’s soins available (children must be accompanied by an adult) / see here for more details;
address: Résidence & SPA Vallorcine Mont-Blanc, Chef Lieu, 74660, Vallorcine / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 75 20;
Further afield spas
There are plenty more spas available 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond), and I aim to write a more detailed post . . . for now, here are some of the bigger spas, not attached specifically to a hotel.
Au Pays du Mont-Blanc
💦 Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc (Le Fayet) – these thermal baths in Le Fayet’s Parc Thermal (famous for the curing properties of its thermal waters), have been renovated and re-branded and offer: a parcours through the spa facilities, massages, and they sell their own products / for 13+ years / family option: « Accueil Famille » from 3 to 13 years on Saturday and Sunday mornings AND « Maman Bébé Papa » – with a coach, exercises . . . (see here) / produce for sale / website / see MBFF article here;
address: 355 allée du docteur Lépinay, Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais les Bains;
Espace Balnéoforme au Palais (Megève) – while the rest of the family is in the pool or ice-skating, or off hiking or on the ⛷ pistes skiing, why not treat yourself to some pampering in the fairly newly renovated 💦 Espace Balnéoforme? You will find water heated to 34 degrees, a wave pool, indoor saunas and hammams and outdoor saunas!
🗓 opening hours: see here for more details;
💵 prices: adults: 34€ / children: 14€ (under 5s only permitted between 10h and 12h!) / « Family Balnéo » on Sundays 10h to 12h: adults 22€ and children 8€ (free for under 5s);
🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹
💦 QC Terme Pré St Didier – located a short drive from Courmayeur, QC Terme Pré St Didier is a favourite destinations for Chamonix locals and tourists to go and relax / *good to know: for adults and children 14+ years!* / see here for more details / address: Terme di Pré-Saint-Didier, Pré-Saint-Didier, Val d’Aoste, Italy / tel: +39 (0)165867272;
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭
💦 Les Bains de Saillon (Valais, Switerland) – MBFF goes fairly regularly to 💦 Les Bains de Saillon, as it is not too far, has restaurants on site and it accepts babies! Set among terraced vineyards, with a view of the little castle atop the medieval bourg, this spa and aquatic centre has both indoor and outdoor attractions . . . three thermal pools (32 to 34°C), a semi-Olympic pool (28°C), a thermal river (120m long) and more . . . / some of the outdoor attractions will only open during the summer months / six restaurants on-site! / price: adults CHF24 to 28, children (4 to 16 years) CHF13 and FREE for under 4s! / about 1h drive from Chamonix / website;
address: route du Centre Thermal 16, 1913, Saillon, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)27 602 11 11;
💦 Les Bains de Lavey (Vaud, Switzerland) – Les Bains de Lavey are reserved for adults and children 4+ years / about 1h drive from Chamonix / FB page / website / good to know: Thursday evenings during the winter are candle-lit!
address: route des Bains 48, Lavey-Morcles, Switzerland;
💦 Leukerbad (Switzerland) – the termal town of Loèche-les-Bains has a beautiful setting, amidst the snowy mountain peaks, and this spa town is a real escape . . . 10 pools (between 28°C and 43°C!), and a new bassin aventure! / with two dedicated pools for children / price: adults CHF 25 to 30, children (8 to 16 years) CHF 14 and free for under 8s and open to all children from birth! / massages for children & parents available / there are lots of different hotel complexes here, so you can have a proper family spa getaway! / website / about 1h45 drive from Chamonix;
Brigerbad thermal baths (Switzerland) – these 💦 thermal baths are a little bit further away, but perfect for a weekend and in a stunning setting / within the 2600m2 summer surface area, there are TWELVE pools (indoor and outdoor, and different temperatures) / the whole centre is equipped to make wheelchair access easy / grass and terraces / 💦 for children: shaded paddling pool, slides (the longest in the Alps, with 182m of fun!), bouncy castle in pool; see here for more details / spa & wellness, hotel, restaurant, campsite next door / website / FB page;
Les Bains d’Ovronnaz (Valais, Switzerland) – nestled in a cirque of mountains, there are 💦 two outdoor pools here, and indoors there is a children’s paddling pool / massages for children & parents available / restaurant on-site (Panoramic Alpine Spa under renovation, due to fire);