When it comes to recharging your batteries, nowhere is Charlevoix’s special and powerful energy more apparent than in the flowing waters of its unique spas. As a lover of relaxing atmospheres, Michèle Jean, Digital Marketing Project Manager at Tourisme Charlevoix, presents her favorite five spas, all very different in their own way with unique touches that rise to the surface.
Spa O’Quartz at Le Petit Manoir du Casino – La Malbaie
Situated in the Le Petit Manoir du Casino Hotel and taking its name from a pure 22-foot-high water source that flows over quartz to feed the large pool, this spa offers a host of microclimate experiences. Its tropical atmosphere, icy waterfalls, variable temperature pools, 2 dry saunas and children’s spa pool are all enhanced by a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River that is sure to transport your mind and soul to another climate.
Nordic Spa Le Germain at Hotel & Spa Le Germain Charlevoix – Baie-Saint-Paul
If your idea of relaxation is next level pampering in the fresh, open air, within the peacefulness of a farm, with close proximity to its animals grazing in the surrounding pastures, then Le Germain Nordic Spa is the perfect place to stop – and breath. Add to this a relaxation room, a Finnish sauna and a snow fountain and you have all the ingredients for a complete thermal experience.
Urban Spa and Le Marion Health Center at Auberge La Grande Maison – Baie-Saint-Paul
This spa’s lounge style atmosphere, located inside the Auberge La Grande Maison, is the perfect place to relax after a day outdoors. Sit back & enjoy a drink with friends in the hot tubs or in its rest areas around the fireplace while the soft, colourful, ambient lighting sets the scene for the perfect end to a perfect day.
Spa at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu – La Malbaie
This enchanting site is particularly attractive during winter. With the snow falling around you, the heated outdoor swimming pool offers a unique, picture perfect Charlevoix spa experience. You’ll also love its heated floors, children friendly atmosphere and the many benefits of a eucalyptus sauna to sweat out the day.
The Nordic Spa at Auberge des Falaises* – La Malbaie
As well as its calming rest areas, heated cloakrooms, several water pools of different temperatures and an outdoor swimming pool offering breathtaking views of the St.Lawrence river, this Nordic Spa also has an inn that’s well renowned for its food. So don’t miss the chance to top off a soothing day with a lovely relaxing dinner.
*Open from April to October