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The popularity of Aux Bains Montorgueil is largely due to word-of-mouth publicity and as a result of the numerous journalists who have written about the hammam (bathhouse). It may be hard to locate on Rue Montorgueil; however, once at their doorstep, patrons are transported into a world reminiscent of a Middle Eastern riad (traditional Moroccan home), where the calligraphic love poem in Arabic and the gold encrusted mosaic embraces you in opulence. The spa has steam baths, exfoliation treatments, two massage salons and a cold water pool with helpful staff catering to every desire. Both fruit and mint tea are served and if it's a couples package, expect champagne and tea cakes. Clearly, it's not easy to get in, so make sure you have confirmed reservations.
On one of the most elegant streets in Paris stands this temple dedicated to beauty therapy. Treatments are offered on an hourly, half-day or full day basis. The seven hour session starts with aqua gym, followed by a body scrub, balneo-therapy, seaweed wrap, jet shower, a half-hour massage and treatment for face, hands and feet. What a packed program! For the half-day and full day treatments, a lunch tray is provided where one could enjoy a healthy salad by the pool.
The Hammam Medina Center is a cozy little spa decorated with potted palms and spotless white-and-blue tiles. A day at this center includes sauna baths, massages, hot masks, facials and a relaxing dip in the swimming pool. And if that is not enough, you can simply lounge at the bar or at the restaurant and have your favorite sandwiches and drinks. Weekdays are specially meant for women, but on Saturdays even the guys can get their required dose of relaxation.