We are lucky to have 💦 two large thermal baths on offer 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc :
- 💦 QC Termes in Chamonix;
- 💦 Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc in the Parc Thermal;
In addition, several hotels in the Chamonix Valley (and au Pays du Mont-Blanc) offer 💦 access to their spa centre and pool to non-hotel guest, for an entrance fee or with the purchase of a treatment.
In this article, I’ve compiled a list of spas and massage options in the Chamonix Valley, and I’ve highlighted where there are options for families and children (some spas offer children’s treatments!).
I’ve also highlighted some larger thermal bath options, 🇨🇭 mainly in Switzerland, where families and children (even babies!) are welcome !
In addition to this list below, many of the privately-run chalets can organise a masseur / masseuse to come to you – there are many excellent options !
COLOUR CODE FOR LISTINGS:
Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz) & Vallorcine
Passy & environs
Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy
St Gervais, Le Fayet, Saint Nicolas de Véroce, Bionnassay & environs
Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs
Les Contamines-Montjoie & environs
🇫🇷 Further France
CHAMONIX VALLEY thermal baths & spas
QC Terme Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (Chamonix)
💦 QC Terme Chamonix Mont-Blanc (run by the same company that owns QC Terme Pré Saint-Didier in Italy) describes itself thus : ” Meeting of the elements . . . Pure air, breathtaking glaciers and scenic whirlpools: the sensory pathway at QC Terme Chamonix is nestled in a landscape of incomparable beauty, strengthening the bond between wellness and the mountains. In fact, we have always based our facilities in magnificent high-altitude locations, where you can rediscover authentic Alpine relaxation and the pleasure of spending time immersed in 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 / reservations;
website & FB page address: promenade du Fori 480 ,74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;
Le Refuge des Aiglons (Chamonix)
The entry here to the 💦 Deep Nature spa is 20€ for non-hotel guests. There is also a spa + massage option !
website & FB page address: 270 avenue de Courmayeur, Chamonix, 74400 / tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 90 93;
Hôtel le Morgane (Chamonix)
Le Morgane’s Deep Nature spa and pool is NO LONGER open to non-hotel guests, unless you book one of the soins – in which case, you get 1h access.
website & FB page address: 145 avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 4 50 53 57 15;
Hôtel Héliopic (Chamonix)
The Hôtel Héliopic’s spa is run by 💦 Nuxe, a brand that I love, 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 . . .
website & FB page address: 50 place de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 55 56;
Le Hameau Albert 1er (Chamonix)
The spa at this well-known hotel and restaurant – 💦 Le Bachal – is sadly NO LONGER open to non-hotel guests, even if you purchase one of the soins ! For guests, there is an indoor-outdoor pool, jacuzzi, steam-room, sauna and small climbing room.
website address: 38 route du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 05 09;
Grand Hôtel des Alpes (Chamonix)
See here for more details about the 💦 spa and wellness centre at this grand and historic hotel in the centre of Chamonix, where you’ll find a small swimming pool with wave machine, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, halotérapie, in front of wall of salt, massages;
website address: 75 rue Dr Paccard, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33(0)4 50 55 37 80;
Le Park Hotel Suisse & Spa (Chamonix)
The 💦 Spa Serenity is located on the hotel’s rooftop and is open to non-hotel guests for 40€, 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;
website address: 75 allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 07 58;
Hôtel Mont Blanc (Chamonix)
Another grand and historic hotel in the centre of Chamonix, the spa here is the 💦 Spa by Clarins (run by Deep Nature). There are several soins to choose from, including a soins for children « mon premier massage / spa ».
website address: 62 allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 71 09;
La Folie Douce (Chamonix)
You can reserve treatments at the Folie Douce’s Spa Feel Good Club, including one for children, and you’ll also find the YUJ yoga studio here. The spa facilities are reserved for hotel guests.
website address: 823 allée Recteur Payot, 74400, Chamonix;
Alpina Eclectic Hotel Chamonix (Chamonix)
This recently renovated hotel boasts a spa with outdoor lounge area, x2 jacuzzis, x1 sauna, x1 hammam, x4 cabines de soin (x1 cabine Duo) / for 16+ years;
website address: 79 avenue du Mont-Blanc, 74400, Chamonix / tel: +33 4 50 53 88 62;
Les Granges d’en Haut (Les Houches)
Les Granges d’en Haut is one of my favourite spas 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc: small, stunning mountain 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. 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 37€ / 💦 Deep Nature also offers a series of children’s soins.
website address: 1000 route des Chavants, 74310 Les Houches, France / tel: +33 4 50 54 65 36
Excelsior Chamonix Hôtel & Spa (Les Tines)
💦 Spa Pure Altitude and the treatments offered are open to non-hotel guests.
website 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 (Les Tines)
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);
website address: Résidence Prestige Odalys Isatis, 25 chemin de Saint Roch, Les Tines, 74400, Chamonix;
Résidence Vallorcine Spa & Hotel (Vallorcine)
The 💦 Spa du Mont-Blanc by Cinq Mondes is open to non-hotel visitors for 1h if they reserve a treatment / good to know: there are also children’s soins available (children must be accompanied by an adult) : ” Nougatine : Un univers 100% enfant, 100% gourmand, 100% français. Tous les produits contiennent un complexe « Hydro Protect Bio » exclusif constitué de miel, de sirop d’érable, d’huile d’amande douce ou de macadamia. “
website address: Résidence & SPA Vallorcine Mont-Blanc, Chef Lieu, 74660, Vallorcine / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 75 20;
PAYS du MONT-BLANC thermal baths & spas
There are plenty more 💦 spas, mostly attached to hotels, available 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . .
And one fabulous 💦 thermal bath complex . . .
Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc (Parc Thermal, Le Fayet)
The historic 💦 Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, nestled at the bottom of the Parc Thermal next to a waterfall and surrounded by green trees, is famed for the curing properties of its thermal waters. Recently, the thermal baths were extensively renovated and re-branded by Loréal, and offer: an annotated parcours through the spa facilities, massages and medical cures. The thermal baths also sell their own produts.
💦 Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc are reserved for children 13+ years, but there are some fabulous options for families (you’ll need to reserve!). MBFF was invited to try the family session a couple of years ago, and the whole family adored the experience !
[ ⇒ for read more about MBFF’s family session at 💦 Les Thermes, see separate article 💦 Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc en famille here ]
Here are the two family options :
- « Accueil Famille » – from 3 to 13 years;
- « Maman Bébé Papa » – with a coach, exercises
website & FB page address: 355 allée du docteur Lépinay, Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais les Bains;
💦 Armancette – Hôtel, Chalets & Spa (Saint Nicolas de Véroce)
Tis beautiful 5* hotel boasts a lovely spa (indoor and outdoor), as well as a gorgeous tea room and boulangerie and restaurants! The spa uses Kos Paris products. As well as the different soins on offer, there are some day spa options.
website address: 4088 route de Saint-Nicolas, 74170, Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce; reservations: 04 50 78 66 03;
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 at the 💦 Espace Balnéoforme? You will find water heated to 34°, a wave pool, indoor saunas and hammams and outdoor saunas!
« Family Balnéo » is the option for families, and this is at the weekend (more options over the school holidays) from 10h to 12h;
[ ⇒ for current prices and opening hours, see here ]
🇮🇹 ITALY & 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND thermal baths & spas
🇮🇹 QC Terme Pré St Didier (Aosta Valley, Italy)
Located a short drive through the Mont-Blanc tunnel from Chamonix, 💦 QC Terme Pré St Didier is a favourite destinations for Chamonix locals and tourists to go and relax. The thermal baths are reserved for adults and children 14+ years!
website address: Terme di Pré-Saint-Didier, Pré-Saint-Didier, Val d’Aoste, Italy / tel: +39 (0)165867272;
Though most of the 💦 local thermal baths and spas are reserved for adults (or children 13+ years) – remember, these places are seen as relaxing zones ! – 🇨🇭 nearby Switzerland opens up some of its 💦larger spa complexes to families with children !
🇨🇭 Les Bains de Saillon (Valais, Switerland)
[ note winter 2023 : the thermal river is currently SHUT, due to re-open soon ! ]
MBFF has been a few times to 💦 Les Bains de Saillon, as it is not too far away (about 1h drive from Chamonix), has restaurants on site and it accepts babies (we no longer have babies, but it was great when we did)! 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°C to 34°C);
- 💦 a semi-Olympic pool (28°C);
- 💦 a thermal river (120m long) – due to re-open soon !
Some of the outdoor attractions will only open during the summer months (slide, etc . . .).
website & FB page address: Les Bains de Saillon, route du Centre Thermal 16, 1913, Saillon, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)27 602 11 11;
Les Bains de Lavey (Vaud, Switzerland)
Also located about 1h drive from Chamonix, Les Bains de Lavey are reserved for adults and children 4+ years. A couple of the memorable features are:
- 💦 a zen underwater music moment every hour in the indoor pool;
- 💦 a very, very speedy thermal river in the outdoor pool (getting out is quite the feat and quite hilarious!);
good to know: Thursday evenings during the winter are candle-lit!
website & FB page address: Les Bains de Lavey, route des Bains 48, Lavey-Morcles, Switzerland;
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. There are massages for children & parents available, and a hotel and restaurant on-site.
website & FB page address: Les Bains d'Ovronnaz, route des Bains 93, 1911, Ovronnaz, VS / tel: +41 27 305 11 11;
Leukerbad Thermes (Switzerland)
A 1h45 drive from Chamonix, the thermal town of Leukerbad / Loèche-les-Bains has a beautiful setting, amidst the snowy mountain peaks, and this spa town is a real escape! You’ll find several hotel complexes here, with their own thermal baths and spas, so you can have a proper family spa getaway!
The municipal spa offers :
- 💦 10 pools (between 28°C and 43°C!);
- 💦 a new bassin aventure and two dedicated pools for children;
- massages for children & parents available;
According to my friend in the know in Vallorcine, this is her preferred option for families !
website & FB page address: Rathausstrasse 8, Leukerbad (Loèche-les-Bains), Switzerland / tel: +41 27 472 71 71;
Brigerbad thermal baths (Valais, Switzerland)
These 💦 thermal baths – again in a stunning setting are a little bit further away, but perfect for a weekend away. Within the 2600m2 summer surface area, with grass and terraces, you’ll find:
- 💦 TWELVE pools (indoor and outdoor, and different temperatures);
- 💦 for children: shaded paddling pool, slides (the longest in the Alps, with 182m of fun in the summertime!) and more!
The whole centre is equipped to make wheelchair access easy, and there is a hotel and restaurant on-site.
7 thoughts on “THERMAL BATHS, SPAS & MASSAGES in the Chamonix Valley (and beyond)”
Do you know of any hotels in Chamonix with 25meter pools?
Is the public pool there clean, bright and nice for lap swimming?
Hello JP, I’m afraid that I don’t know the answer to that, but I would think not, as 25m is big! The public pool in Chamonix I have always found to be clean and the light shines through brightly for lap swimming (with a view of Mont-Blanc!). See here for more details: http://www.cc-valleedechamonixmontblanc.fr/index.php/sport/piscine-sauna-hammam.html
There are also public pools, newly renovated, nearby in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Megève.