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The clear, cold waters at Evian, legendary for their health and beauty benefits, attract a clientele with both the time and the money to appreciate them. The most luxurious way to immerse yourself in the resort’s hydro-rituals is to check into either of these hotels, both of which maintain private spa facilities open only to well-heeled guests: Hôtel Royal, boulevard de Royal, or Hôtel Ermitage, avenue du Léman (contact for both: www.royalparcevian.com or [tel] 04-50-26-85-00). They offer expensive packages perfect for pampering patrons’ bodies, souls, and egos.

 

 

More reasonably priced are the spa facilities at Les Thermes Evian, place de la Libération (www.lesthermesevian.com; [tel] 04-50-75-02-30). This public spa is adjacent to Débarcadère (the dock), just uphill from the edge of the lake. The hotel spas are more likely to emphasize beauty regimes and stress therapies; the public facility offers a broader range of services, including tanning, massage, and skin and beauty care (but no facilities for overnight guests). Depending on the program you select, you will spend 20€ to 220€. The spa is open Monday to Saturday, usually from 9am to 8pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.