A duo floating massage in historic vaulted cellars converted into unusual baths

Published by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Published on January 24th, 2024 at 09:21 p.m.
Looking for a soothing experience with your soulmate? We'll take you on a unique and unusual duo treatment in Paris: a floating massage in old vaulted cellars in the Latin Quarter, converted into baths.

Is Paris a stressful city? You'd be wrong to think so! The City of Light may be known for its frenetic pace, but it's also full of beautiful addresses where time seems to stand still. And what could be better, in the capital of lovers, than to enjoy this kind of moment of bliss for two? Here's a not-to-be-missed duo experience for those in search of relaxation and reverie.

To experience it, you'll have to head to the Latin Quarter, near Saint-Germain-des-Prés, to push open the doors of Clemens, the capital's first aquatic spa. Here, in 18th-century vaulted cellars, you'll find hot-water basins with the charm of ancient thermal baths adapted to modern times.

Until now, the spa was best known for its signature treatment, the unmissable floating massage, one of the capital's most soaring experiences. Now, this unparalleled moment of well-being can be enjoyed by two, in a version adapted to couples. This complex service, requiring meticulous choreography, is exclusive to the spa and well worth the detour. To prove it, let us tell you about our experience.

After showering, we immerse ourselves in warm water in a subdued, candlelit atmosphere. A setting that's already conducive to relaxation. From then on, we let our hosts guide us through an initial introductory phase, during which we are led to relax while being fitted with floats. The sharp eye of Bernadette, co-creator of this treatment, notices the slightest signs of tension and invites us to let go, already relieving us of a pressure so habitual that we only realize it once it has evaporated. Aided by buoyancy, our body becomes lighter and muscles relax. Confidence sets in, and we drift off into a gentle reverie.

Beyond this introductory tone, the massage unfolds in three stages. The first consists of a gentle floating treatment. Pressure points are applied to relieve aches and pains, while you allow yourself to be deftly manipulated. In this silent, soothing exchange, we feel understood, and this tacit understanding reinforces the trust that the spa knows so well how to instill. The knots are gently untangled with little resistance under expert hands.

Little by little, we slip into the second phase of the treatment, an aquatic stroll. As we are drawn into this weightless dance, the massage continues and our senses are pleasantly overwhelmed. We reach that moment when we feel both as if we're flying and floating. Cradled in warm water, each of us savors our own moment, yet we feel each other's presence without touching. Paradoxically, the harmony of this meticulous choreography offers us that moment of reconnection with both ourselves and our partner, even in the absence of physical contact.

It's then that we reach the final stage of this unusual ritual: the moment of reunion. The undines bring us together and subtly guide our hands, before the lovers' complicity takes over to naturally embrace their partner. Arm in arm, it's in this gesture of tenderness that the solitary stroll becomes an aquatic stroll for two. Victor Hugo's words take on their full meaning: "When we love each other, what is exquisite are the silences. They are like heaps of love, which then gently burst forth". The treatment ends peacefully, like waking up from a sweet dream. This feeling of bliss will stay with us for a long time to come.

This test was conducted as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please mention it in the comments.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts October 1st, 2022



    14 Rue des Saints-Pères
    75007 Paris 7

    Metro Saint-Germain des Prés (line 4)

    Pour deux personnes 50min: €280

    Official website


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