Spa Airelles

A heavenly Provence spa

For some, the spa is a sacred place, which may explain why Spa Airelles at Airelles Gordes, La Bastide in Provence was designed to resemble the area’s abbeys. The nearby 12th-century Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénaque was a particular influence on the monastic spa’s long vaulted hallways; copious use of Burgundian stone; dark walnut doors; and lantern-like light fixtures.

And the treatments are heavenly. The menu leans heavily on phyto-aromatic treatments — that is, those that employ plant extracts and essential oils — which is fitting for Spa Airelles’ countryside setting. All phyto-aromatic services incorporate massage, so no matter if you’re getting a body treatment or a facial, you’ll leave feeling relaxed and blessed.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Plunge into the warm waters of the expansive indoor pool at the Provence spa. Then sprawl out on a lounger in the sunny terrace, which affords entrancing valley vistas.
  • Carve out time to use the spa’s steam room, sauna and sensory showers before your service.
  • Treatment rooms have a private terrace that overlooks the scenic Luberon mountains — you can request to take your massage outside.
  • The Phyto-Aromatic Replumping Youth Facial helps erase signs of fatigue and age by making your skin look and feel fresh and supple. Bonus: The products have a pleasant natural rose scent.
  • Partake in alfresco yoga classes in the verdant garden.

Things to Know

  • Book a facial or body treatment to gain entry to the relaxation area and indoor pool. Those who get beauty services (like manis, pedis, makeup application) cannot access these areas.
  • The cypress-lined outdoor pool is reserved for hotel guests.
  • The spa recommends arriving at least 15 minutes before your appointment.

The Treatments

  • The spa's signature body service pairs an invigorating full-body scrub with the Restorative Relaxing Phyto-Aromatic Body Treatment, which involves a gentle massage with essential oils.
  • Point to your problem areas and let the expert therapists tailor a massage to your needs.
  • Clear up your complexion with the Phyto-Aromatic Purifying Facial. The hourlong treatment cleanses and purifies the skin while keeping it hydrated.
  • The Absolute Slimming Phyto-Aromatic Body Treatment attempts to help smooth away cellulite by employing a combination of kneading, twisting and palpating-rolling massage.
  • The luxury spa offers manicures, pedicures, waxing and makeup application.

The Facilities

  • The more than 17,200-square-foot spa has four treatment rooms, one of which can accommodate couples.
  • Spanning nearly 970 square feet, the gym is equipped with Technogym equipment (including treadmills and ellipticals), as well as weights.
  • Cap off a visit to the French Riviera spa by picking up a soothing blend in the onsite herbal tea shop.

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Getting There
Rue de la Combe, 84220 Gordes, France
Spa Airelles
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