Well being in the vineyards

Moorish area © Relais de Margaux
For several days, an afternoon or between two wines tasting, the Bains de Margaux spa offers up-market treatments in a heaven of peace. Besides, there are many sport and tourist activities available for guests in the surrounding areas.

[ Practical ]

Getting there
By road
620 km from Paris on autoroutes A6 and A10 till Bordeaux, then on N 215 and D 2 till Margaux
30 km from Bordeaux on N 215 then on D 2
By train
TGV Paris Montparnasse – Bordeaux (3 h 10), then bus 705 from Bordeaux Place des Quinconces to Margaux.
Getting around
It’s better to have a car
1 day / 1 night stay including access to the spa : €109.50
1 day / 1 night stay including access to the spa and 3 cares : €185
Body rituals : €170
Facial cares : €50 to €100
Body cares : €50 to €120
Access to the Spa facilities : €30 per day
Relais de Margaux
5 route de l’Ile Vincent
33460 Margaux
Tel : 0557883830
For most people, whatever is their citizenships, Margaux is synonymic of great wines. However, this village of the Médoc, near Bordeaux, is also a destination of well-being. Indeed, the 4* hotel Relais de Margaux boasts a cozy balneotherapy center, the Bains de Margaux. Bit away from the vineyards, this hotel settled in a former château bourgeois is located on the bank of the estuary of the Gironde and is surrounded with an 18 holes golf course.

Golf du Relais de Margaux © T.Joly
 Peaceful atmosphere
A place where peace and tranquillity are guaranteed. In order to keep this atmosphere of serenity, the spa welcomes no more than 35 - 40 persons. They are either customers of the hotel, who came specifically for the treatments or not, or outside persons who come for one day. Mainly made of wood and stones, the internal decoration gives the spa a modern and warm style. The fifteen individual cabins of care and the majority of the installations are fitted out around a swimming pool heated to 33°C and equipped with massage jets.
Aquagym lessons are offered on request, but only for 2-3 persons at the same time. Once again in order to preserve a peaceful atmosphere. Adorned with mosaics, the Moorish area is particularly pleasant and is a success. It includes a sauna, a Turkish bath and a heated marble table for oriental treatments.

Swimming pool © Relais de Margaux
 Up to date equipments
Equally enjoyable, the relaxation room is facing the South and offers a beautiful view over the golf and the estuary. Its roof can be opened and as soon as the weather is beautiful its terrace is transformed into a solarium. To allow the customers to spend the whole day there, the spa also includes a private restaurant room where are served traditional dishes or dietary menus. Finally, those who want to make some physical exercise have at their disposal a fitness room in free access with a full range of standard body-building devices. Under the supervision of an instructor it is also possible to use a Fitvibe, a vibration plate that allows a better training of the muscle fibers and helps to reduce cellulite. Fifteen persons work in the spa, using up to date equipments.

Spajet © Relais de Margaux
 A large choice of treatments
Whirlpool bathrooms equipped with innovative baths that combine hydromassage, colour therapy and aromatherapy. Hydrojet cabins. Hydromassage mattresses Jet shower room. Vichy shower. Seaweed wrap rooms. Sensory cocoon Spajet combining hydro fusion, hydromassage, colour therapy, aromatherapy and music therapy.
Thanks to this qualified staff and those equipments, the Bains de Margaux is able to offer a large choice of treatments. Facial cares. Body cares and rituals that use Thalgo and Terraké products. Hydrating or relaxing cares. Anti age skin cares. Baths with essentials oils. Oriental cares with Sultane de Saba products. Body scrub. Wraps. Pressotherapy. Lymphatic drainage. Folding and rolling massage with Watermass. Specific treatments for pregnant women are also available.

Relaxation room © Relais de Margaux
 Sport and tourist activities
All those cares are available one by one or as part of relaxation, well-being, beauty or slimness packages lasting for a single or several days and including lodging, access to the spa and a certain number of cares. Stays which take place in the highest comfort. The hundred rooms of the Relais de Margaux are spacious, luminous, and tastefully furnished. Moreover its two restaurants propose a gastronomic or a traditional cooking perfect to satisfy the gourmets.
Besides, the region has obviously much more to offer and a treatment at the Bains de Margaux can easily be enlivened by various sport and tourist activities. Walks in the vineyards, discovery of the châteaux, wine tasting, cruise on the Garonne river and the Gironde estuary, golf on the hotel golf course, sea bathing on the Atlantic Ocean beaches…. Or even a visit of Bordeaux which is less than thirty kilometers away.

May 31, 2013
Hélène Tilliette