Things to Do & See Wellbeing

Self Care: A day at the Hammam

Feeling warn down, barely keeping up with fast paced Parisian lifestyle, tired of  always  being connected to a screen?  It’s crazy how much the body adapts and takes on all of our stress until the point it tells you to STOP! Although we  sometimes forget, it is really important to take time to disconnect and just relax. Have a bit of you time!

My gals and I recently decided to do just that by going to a Hammam. Our day pretty much looked like this: unlimited access to the Hammam, a good ole black soap scrub where we watched our layers of dead skill fall off before us, a massage with Argan Oil, and tea time. Sounds perfect right! Might I add, it was a perfect way to escape the cold and give ourselves the day to remove ourselves from the hustle and bustle in Paris and imagine we were somewhere in Morocco. 

If you’re looking to book your next spa day, here are a few options for all types of budgets.

Les Bains d'Orient

Budget Friendly Hammams

Les Bains d’orient

This is the Hammam we went to. It is located right near metro Jaures, and they offer a variety of services: hammam, waxing, and facials. Access to the Hammam starts at 35€ and packages range from 49€-95€.

La Grand Mosquee de Paris

In addition to visiting the Grand Mosque of Paris, they also have a Hammam that is affordably priced. Entrance to the Hammam is 18€, and they offer a variety of traditional Hammam packages that include, black soap scrubs, and massages.

If you want to splurge a bit…

Les Cents Ciels

You can try Les Cents Ciels which is fully equipped with all your relaxation needs. The have two Hammams, 1 sauna, a pool as well as a tea salon.


This place comes highly recommend by a friend who is gone for her birthday. It is an urban spa that has two Hammams, a jacuzzi, a beauty institute for facials, and massages.

Alternative Options

Paris is an expensive city like most big cities, so going to a Hammam may not enter into your budget. So here are a few alternative options…

Spa day at home 

Grab supplies from Aromazone for all your beauty needs and do a DIY spa day with your own homemade scrubs, hair treatments, foot soaks… 

A walk in the PARK

Spend some time in one of Paris’ many parks. It may be just the little break you need to refresh and go for a walk, run or bike ride. Buttes Chaumont or Parc de Vincennes are great places to go for a little connection to nature.

Do something that makes you HAPPY…

Take time to do something that makes you happy. It could be something as simple as buying yourself fresh-cut flowers, going for a walk, going to your favorite museum. Whatever it is take some time out for yourself to disconnect and do something for you.

What are some other ways you like to relax in Paris?



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