Vichy, France, has been transformed into a modern spa town in the past decade. Located in the volcanic Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, the spa is equal parts clinical and luxurious. Guests can choose from a variety of treatment options, including Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenations and Chakra rituals.
The most ornate bath in Munich is Friedrichsbad, built between 1869 and 1877. It features an ornate gold-embossed quote from Goethe’s “Faust”. Mark Twain once soaked here, and claimed that he forgot about time and the world for 20 minutes. This opulent spa is situated in a woody hamlet and is home to Germany’s largest spa complex, with numerous treatments and exotic treatments.
Another top-rated spa is the Mohonk Mountain House. This 30,000-square-foot space was designed with sustainability in mind. During construction, 600 tons of quartz were recycled. The stone walls and fireplaces are made with this natural stone, ensuring that no part of the spa’s construction is wasted. The spa also offers golf greens and a beautiful mountain backdrop.
Baden-Baden boasts 29 natural springs that range in temperature from 115 to 153 degrees Fahrenheit. Many of these artesian wells are located under the Florentine Hill. The 150-year-old Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa is part of the Oetker Collection, and overlooks Lichtentaler Allee. Inside the spa, guests can take advantage of the saunas, steam rooms, and relaxing lounge areas. The spa even offers medical care for those who have any medical concerns.