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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A magical moment at Lavey-les-Bains

Today I am taking you to Lavey-Les-Bains, a day devoted to pampering, relaxation, wellness and joyful moments.

Usually, we go there twice a year to enjoy the thermal baths (see post 20 September 2015).

That Saturday, we woke up early and, after a light breakfast, got in the car and headed for Lavey-Les-Bains. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by a breath of fresh air with a promise of a peaceful day.

The setting is breath-taking, surrounded by mountains in the middle of nowhere... with the exception of the charming village of Saint-Maurice, 2 km away from the thermal baths.

In the interior there is an area dedicated to wellness: hamam, sauna, massage etc., all in a classic Arabian style decor.

Thermal Bath Kit Essentials: Large straw basket, sunscreen, after sun lotion and a traditional Fouta – very absorbent, lightweight and so stylish…

A long circuit round the various water features: jets, fountains, jacuzzis and cascades. This is absolutely great because all conditions are met: enchanting landscape, sunshine and deliciously hot water.

I am always happy to be in the water, whether in the ocean or in a pool, so I felt in my element. Honestly, who wouldn’t, amidst such fabulous scenery?

I really liked this sunscreen that I bought on 50% promotion at Coop - it smells good, spreads easily, does not leave the skin sticky, and protects very well.

Our exploration ended in the hot pool located inside and in the relaxation room.

Although we know the village of Saint-Maurice, we are always keen to visit it. If you ever happen to go to Lavey-Les-Bains, I strongly advise you to add a short visit to this charming place to your programme.


Must-see attraction: “The Grotte aux Fées (“Cave of the Fairies”) in the cliffs above Saint-Maurice, Switzerland is a natural limestone solution show cave, featuring a 77-metre (253 ft) high underground waterfall, claimed as the world's highest waterfall in a show cave.”

I love large baskets, I think they are ideal for summertime, you can put a thousand things in them. They are perfect for any occasion such as spas, swimming pools, picnics, weekends, markets, etc... I have had this one for years, I bought it at “L'échappée belle” in Carouge, Geneva. They have them in various materials and colours and with different decorations.


If I had to sum up the day in one word, I would describe it as magical.

Lots of Love

36 comments:

  1. Oh! What an amazing place!!
    You are so beautiful in the scenery...
    I would love a bag like your one with a star!!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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    1. Thanks a million, Akiko. You are far too kind :)

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  2. Faz o meu género.
    A pedir uma visita.

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  3. RT, I love to spoil myself with these treats!
    There is nothing better than being able to relax and to pamper yourself, especially in such a nice place.
    I'm in love with your white dress and the turquoise sandals. You have such a beautiful tanned skin.

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    1. Thanks a million, Rebecca. I'm naturally tanned...hahaha...
      A place with remarkable scenery, friendly people and a wonderful atmosphere, with that being said, it wasn’t hard for me to put together this blog post :)

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  4. Tu es sublime ! :)
    Les bains thermaux sont un lieu idéal pour oublier le stress du quotidien et se ressourcer. Je passerai à L'échappée Belle pour le panier, trop stylé <333

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour ton gentil mot, Chantal ! Les paniers sont à moitié prix maintenant...
      Lavey-Les-Bains est simplement fabuleux! Une raison de plus pour faire une escapade en famille là-bas... Bises :)

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  5. Just FABULOUS!!! Lavey thermal spa looks very luxurious.
    I hope you are doing super and having a lovely week. Lol

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    1. I'm doing fine, Charles. Thank you for your kind words :)

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    1. Obrigada pela sua visita, Francisco :)

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  7. What a wonderful looking place.

    It is a good thing to take care of yourself sometimes.

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  8. It looks truly magical. By the way, your sandals are really pretty, and I love the bag.

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  9. Great destination - I've indulged myself there too. A lovely place to relax amidst wonderful scenery.

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    1. Oh really ? How nice...Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Cresta Bear :)

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  10. I love everything from your outfit. xoxo

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  11. What a nice retreat against the lovely backdrop!

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  12. E foi uma atmosfera mágica que eu senti, ao começar a ler o teu post. Que local agradável e tranquilo. E o dia, para coroar, estava belíssimo.
    Gostei das sandálias e da bolsa. Também gosto de bolsas grandes, para o verão.
    Um beijinho!

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    1. Muito obrigada pelas suas palavras simpáticas, Maria Glória. Desejo-lhe um belo fim de semana :)

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  13. Tes photos sont magnifiques j'adore cela me donne envie de partir en vacances !
    Bises
    Marianne

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour ton gentil mot, Marianne. Passe une bonne journée :)

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  14. I could use some magic in my life right now. Thanks for a little piece of it. And I love your sandals!!

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  15. De facto... um dia mágico... num lugar absolutamente mágico!...
    Que post incrível, RT! Para apreciar ao pormenor!
    Grata por esta partilha maravilhosa!
    Beijinhos! Bom fim de semana!
    Ana

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    1. Muito obrigada pelas suas palavras simpáticas, Ana ! Beijinhos e boa semana :)

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  16. this looks gorgeous! the wellness area, the village, all of it. can switzerland be closer to the us? please and thank you (;

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    1. Hello Heather! A charming place with a wonderful atmosphere, with that being said, it wasn’t hard for me to put together this post :)

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  17. Voilà un endroit très apaisant ou je passerais volontiers un petit séjour ! Ta tenue est vraiment ravissante ma belle, j'adore ta jolie robe. Bisous et à bientôt :)

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    1. Merci pour ton compliment. Bisous et à bientôt :)

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