J’adore wine, relaxation and beauty? Then Les Sources de Caudalie is the spa escape for you. You may recognize Caudalie as a brand of skin care products carried by Sephora and the like. Well, the spa came before the egg.
Caudalie was the first Vinotherapy spa (a spa that uses grapes as basis for many of its treatments) & has even developed essential oils to ramp up the beauty & relaxation effects.
A natural spring below the vineyards, supplies richly mineralized water combined with grape therapies. The spa treatment rooms incorporate wood and stone to mimic the vineyard’s terrain and to create a natural feel to the relaxation lounge.
Check out these vintner worthy spa vintage treats:
-Barrel Bath – soak up those anti-oxidants in a wine barrel brewing with grapes, seeks, stems, the works!
-Pulp Friction Massage with Fresh Grapes
-Vinoperfect Facial – with Caudalie’s signature exclusive fresh made grape essential oils
You won’t find fitness classes here, but instead more fun fitness is gained via riding bikes through the vineyards, playing golf or tennis, or touring neighboring vineyards and the lush countryside. And don’t forget the wine tasting and cooking classes – hey raising a glass is good for the biceps, no?
Its not JUST about the wining and unwinding here, the hotel’s 40 individually designed suites boast not a clone among the bunch (and I’m not talking grapes). For instance L’Ile aux Oiseaux located on “Bird Island” on it’s own pontoon on a lake or La Bastide des Grands Crus rooms that pay homage to famous wine collectors.
Even the restaurants are feasts for the eyes. La Table du Lavoir the former laundry house, even displays the daily offerings on the original laundry beater boards.
Watch from now through next Monday for bring it home ideas, including blissful boudoir decor, how to take a virtual bike ride through the vineyards, throw a wine tasting party & my own creation the Crushed Cabernet Ice Body Scrub!
*Thanks to the lovely Presse Dept. at Les Sources de Caudalie for the photos.
Live, love and lounge, Candy