The Spa at the Peninsula Paris is hushed and secluded. If you didn’t know you were in 16th Arrondissement, you would be forgiven for thinking you had arrived in the Far East. Spotlessly clean, the Peninsula’s contemporary interior is a bare minimal sanctuary, with cool floor boards, wood paneled walls and inlaid doors as well as being lit by candlelight which gives it a feeling of calm throughout. My purpose for visiting the Peninsula was to get a much needed pedicure on a quiet Friday evening in the City of Lights.
The treatment was simple and effective and in keeping with the Spa’s eco ethos involved no water. My therapist used the classic Parisian nail elixir Kure Bazaar that includes natural organic properties. After a professionally executed file and shape, a treatment of barley, aloe vera and avocado was poured into a sock which my foot was then submerged in. The sock in due course was peeled back for cuticle shaping and once the whole sock was fully removed, a light foot massage to absorb any remaining lotion was applied. After mulling over all the selection of colours available, my choice was a dark red shade appropriately named ‘Cherie’. The colour was expertly applied and the newly opened varnish was presented to me at the end of the treatment as a small gift.
I finished my visit by relaxing in a comfy bed in the relaxation room while sipping orange water and waiting without a care in the world for my toes to dry. The spa is a favourite of many Parisians in search of a discreet hideaway in the city and is the perfect place to Unwind and Let Go.