St Gervais’ history as a spa resort for two centuries (and those spa waters were known for at least 2,000 years before that) remain evident in the town’s thermal centre.

Les Thermes de Saint -Gervais -Les –Bains; + 33 (0 ) 4 50 47 54 57; thermes-saint-gervais.com) which has both a relaxation and a medical treatment side to its operation and is a major facility complete with on-site accommodation, although you can dip in for as long or as little as you like from a half day of beauty treatments or more. There is a vast menu of wraps, massages and virtually every other beauty treatment imaginable available here.

As well as this major facility there are several smaller centres . For example Mind Body (39, avenue du Mont Saint Gervais; +33 (0 ) 4 50 93 79 98 33) offers traditional Thai massage as well as reflexology treatments. And the Ice Spa (+33 (0) 450 93 99 70) also provides a wide range of health and beauty services.

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