Tranquillity can be hard to come across in Monaco. With its never-ending hustle and bustle, shoppers on the go and tourists clamouring to take photos of the sports cars whizzing by, the place can be overwhelming and chaotic. But tucked away within the stunning Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, a stone’s throw away from the heart of Monaco, a peaceful oasis can be found in Spa Metropole by Givenchy.

    Givenchy is known for its high fashion, but their beauty and skincare lines have developed a loyal cult following. As a lover of both fashion and beauty, I’m here to discover what one of the three Givenchy spas in the world has to offer. Designed by architect Didier Gomez, the spa does a wonderful job at paying tribute to the French designer’s reputation of sophistication and elegance. With marble floors, gold detailing, lanterns and walls with moving images of lush vegetation to simulate walking through a rainforest, the spa is instantly calming. It’s bright and airy whilst also being cosy and intimate. Much like fashion, moving with the times but remaining true to its core essence, there’s a mix of the old and the new, which will appeal to the most discerning of guests.

    Digital wall by Studio Phenix, at the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, featuring rainforest vegetation.

    There’s a nice menu of holistic treatments for both body and face, but I was here for their latest special treatment: the “Givenchy Skin Ressource”. Designed to relieve tension and massively boost hydration, this anti-stress ritual is ideal at this time of the year to combat any external aggressions and stress on the skin, as well as repair the effects of the sun after a summer spent frolicking on the beachside.

    The journey begins with a fragrance. I opted for Oiseau Raren – an elegant peppery and vanilla scent. I’m also told it’s the firm favourite. A handkerchief is then doused with it and placed in the pocket square of your robe, so you can also enjoy an olfactory journey throughout your time in the spa. Guests are invited to fill in a small questionnaire guests can fill to state what skin concerns they might have. There’s even a list of music choices you can select whilst you enjoy your treatment. Their monogrammed slippers and robes are a charming touch that will for sure delight fashion lovers.

    Reception area of the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, designed by architect Didier Gomez.

    The spa’s therapists have vast knowledge about skincare. Mine, the lovely Nisrine, chooses creams, lotions and serums specifically suited to my skin needs. This personalised approach ensures that each care ritual is unique and unlike anyone else’s. For the next 75 minutes, Nisrine gets to work on my face with a relaxing and deeply moisturising facial, cleansing and massaging my face, neck and chest. Givenchy products smell gorgeous and feel profoundly hydrating, gentle and non-abrasive. The results? I’m left with a SUPER moisturised face and my pores are virtually gone. My skin appears as if airbrushed.

    After treatments, guests can take part in the unique Heat Experience the spa has to offer. This heat circuit might sound like a bit too much, considering the temperature of the French Riviera but, with an ice fountain and sensory showers, it’s all taken care off. There is a great relaxation room filled with generously sized sunbeds and a plethora of natural foods: fresh and dried fruits, sweets, pastries prepared by Hotel Metropole’s pastry chef – of the two Michelin-starred restaurant Joël Robuchon – seasonal floral waters, freshly-pressed juices and more, even chocolate.

    The Heat Experience includes the sauna, hammam, caldarium, ice fountain, and sensory showers.

    Spa Metropole by Givenchy offers guests a sensory journey through sounds, sight, smell, touch and even taste, ideal for escaping from the stresses and tension of modern life, reminding every person that comes through their door that, what is truly important, is their wellbeing.

    Direct bookings: HERE or call: +377 93 15 13 70, email: spa.givenchy@metropole.com

    Opening image: W. Pryce

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