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