For Fans of Chanel, These Are Two Paris-Based Experiences Not to Be Missed

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If you happen to find yourself in the City of Chanel – we mean Light – anytime soon, be sure to make time for two ultra-luxe experiences. Read on to discover what they are and exactly what they entail.

Chanel Spa

The key to reclaiming your time and reconnecting with your inner self begins at the new and first-ever Chanel Spa in Paris. Located at the Ritz Paris, the spa offers a sublime escape from the tribulations of daily life for today’s ambitious and highly connected woman.

Alongside making its name known throughout the world, Chanel has also perfected the art of skincare through timeless products and the idea that a refined practice and nurtured rituals are essential to healthy, glowing skin. All treatments reflect Chanel’s philosophy and are crafted to the highest of standards to suit each individual. Guests can book luxurious treatments, from a regenerating facial that detoxifies the skin using the ‘Sublimage’ skincare line to the ‘Hydra Beauty’ treatment if replenishment is required.

The brand’s experts have even gone above and beyond to create a signature massage, inspired largely by fasciatherapy. As time goes by, the fasciae (fine membranes that protect the internal muscles, joints, and organs of the body) grow stiff and begin to lose their elasticity. The skilled beauticians at Chanel Spa work at restoring their harmony through intricate movements along the face and body, leaving each guest feeling completely refreshed and relaxed.

Chanel Spa orchestrates a replenishing journey for the entire body, mind, and soul, and the storied history of its surroundings at the Ritz – Coco Chanel lived there for nearly 35 years – is just the proverbial cherry on top.

05_chanel_au_ritz_illustrations photo: courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Maison Lesage

You now have the opportunity to become an embroiderer for a day and learn from renowned experts at the prestigious Maison Lesage atelier. The Mandarin Oriental Paris is offering a package entitled ‘So Couture by Ecole Lesage’, allowing guests to enjoy a luxurious stay while experiencing a private, two-hour embroidery lesson at Ecole Lesage.

This atelier has trained thousands of students over the years, welcoming both beginner- and advanced-level embroiderers. It became part of the Chanel family in 2002 but continues to be a leading couture house with many successful collaborations – one of which includes an intricate and elegant fan, now widely recognized as a symbol for the Mandarin Oriental.

Guests will discover the secrets of the Lunéville hook-and-needle technique and learn from some of the most talented embroiderers in the world. After the course, they can fashion their own personal bracelet to take home as a memorable souvenir. The package starts from EUR 1,400 and requires a minimum stay of two nights. Breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room or at the contemporary yet relaxed Camélia restaurant.

As one of only nine hotels in Paris with the “Palace” distinction, the Mandarin Oriental offers the quintessential Parisian experience. Located on rue Saint-Honoré and a mere steps away from the historic Place Vendôme, it will provide guests with plenty of inspiration before – and long after – the embroidery class by Maison Lesage.

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