Everyone knows about Chamonix's high mountains trails, top-rated skiing and gorgeous landscapes, but there's much more to this Alpine town. The Guardian has just uncovered one of Chamonix's best-kept secrets: its luxury spas.
The prestigious British newspaper recently unveiled a list of the 20 best spas in Europe and, among them, is the Nuxe Spa at L'Heliopic Hotel. This four-star establishment is one of the valley's most sought-after addresses, located just in front of the iconic Aiguille du Midi lift. Built as a modern Alpine chalet, it hosts 102 cosy, contemporary rooms decorated in a retro-chic style.
However, its spa is the real highlight here. Using only natural materials, the Nuxe Spa is a true cocoon, enveloping you in warm wood and stone. It boasts several water features including a cold water well, a heated pool with waterfalls and views over Mont Blanc, a hot tub, sensation showers, several relaxation rooms, a hammam, saunas and even an ice grotto where you can enjoy the firming benefits of taking a cold plunge.
They also offer a large selection of treatments, from massages to facials and body treatments. Book your spot at one of the best spas in the continent and relax after a day on the slopes.