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Visit to the new spa in Les Carroz d’Araches

This was a great alternative to a day on the ski slopes and an opportunity to relax in a mountain spa environment.  After a couple days of hard skiing it was a joy to rest tired muscles whilst enjoying the wonderful relaxing and refreshing water and facilities at the Les Carroz Spa, just a short walk from our apartment in Les Alpages.

As you enter, the welcoming staff direct you to the changing rooms where you will find lockers to secure your clothing and belongings, you need a 1 euro coin to use them. I then decided to start my new adventure in the indoor spa.  As I made my way down the short corridor  towards the spa I was enticed forward by the lovely herbal aroma emanating from the Sauna room and Turkish Hamman (steam bath). I was very impressed by both facilities and took the opportunity to bask in the steam in the Hamman.

Some photos of the spa are shown below

View inside Les Carroz spa

View inside Les Carroz spa

Water jets in Les Carroz spa

Water jets in Les Carroz spa

After a refreshing shower I entered the spa, wow! The water lovely and warm and about 1.5 meters deep. There are several water spouts, individual booths with Jacuzzi style massage jets to ease tension in your neck, back and legs, plus lots of air bubble jets set around the pool area. This is set in a well designed building with large glass areas so you can relax on the loungers, read a book or magazine and take in the spectacular views of the mountains and the Timolet piste returning to the village of Les Carroz.
I then made my way to the outside swimming pool, it was fantastic to swim in the midst of the most amazing winter wonderland scenery with snow all around whilst remaining cosily warm in the heated 30 deg C pool water. After a several laps I enjoyed the water jets set around the edge of the pool. Another opportunity to massage tired ski muscles.
I truly enjoyed my afternoon experience at the les Carroz Spa and will certainly be returning.
To enjoy the best experience at the spa, take a towel or bathrobe to enjoy the sun loungers with a few magazines and books to relax with (sunglasses also needed) . For men, baggy shorts are not allowed – need to wear close fitting swimming trunks or briefs.
The entrance fee of 15 euro covers you for all day, from opening time at 14:00 until it closes at 20:00.

I can strongly recommend this as an alternative way of spending an afternoon in the mountains.

Pool and indoor spa in Les Carroz

Pool and indoor spa in Les Carroz

Les Carroz pool and piste view

Les Carroz pool and piste view