Paris may be known as the City of Light, but it’s also quickly becoming a haven for holistic wellness, thanks to a host of new wellbeing destinations, spas, and healthy cafes that have sprung up in recent years.
If you find yourself looking to slow down and mend in Paris and you have a bit of a budget to spend, here are our favorite addresses in the City of Light for practicing self-care and nourishing yourself with healthy and delicious food. If you’re low on budget, you can always grab some take-out from a healthy spot and search for the nearest garden to enjoy a picnic. Our favorite parks for relaxing are Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Palais-Royale, Square du Temple, and of course, the most classic option: Jardin du Luxembourg.
Belleyme – Infrared sauna & cafe
One of the few spas to offer infrared sauna therapy in Paris, Belleyme is a gorgeous new destination in the Marais that offers 50-minute infrared sauna sessions in two chic cabins. You can reserve a session online for one or two people at a time. The session includes time for you to use the in-cabin shower and dressing room after your sauna. You may then also want to stay for a healthy snack in their rose-hued cafe (their staff speaks both French and English), which offers a menu of superfood-infused food and healthy drinks.
Belleyme Paris: 8 rue Charles-François Dupuis 75003 Paris
Maison Alaena – Holistic spa & tea room
Perched on the 8th floor of an unassuming high rise on rue de Paradis, this is one of the best-kept secrets for holistic wellness and beauty in Paris right now. With stunning views of Sacre Cour and the Eiffel Tower, this sanctuary-like space offers sunrise and sunset yoga, massages, face and body treatments, micro-nutrition consultations & hammam sessions. Their tea room menu offers both savory and sweet items that are crafted to be low-glycemic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Their English and French-speaking team will warmly welcome you, and you can reserve both treatments and tea room bookings online.
Maison Alaena: 32 rue de Paradis 75010 Paris
Gynécée – Wellbeing center for women, by women
In the heart of the 9th arrondissement, Gynécée launched in 2020 as “La maison de la femme,” offering a wide-ranging menu of women’s health services and workshops (in French) in a beautiful home-like environment. Their goal is to follow women from puberty to menopause and beyond, with a particular focus on maternity support.
Gynécée: 62 rue blanche, 75009 Paris
House of Yoga (HOY) – Conscious hotel, yoga studio, spa & restaurant
HOY is a new model of hospitality, one that has yoga as its central pillar. The team here focuses on inspiring wellbeing for both Parisians who are stopping through, as well as visitors from afar. In addition to their consciously crafted rooms, HOY offers a yoga studio (the first dark studio in Paris with infrared light), wellness treatments, and Mesa, a Latin-inspired 100% plant-based restaurant.
HOY: 68 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
And last but not least, here are some of our favorite Paris restaurants and bakeries to find a healthy meal, one that will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. Most of these restaurants offer predominantly plant-based menus, with gluten-free options. Paris is no longer a city where it is hard to be a vegetarian or vegan and enjoy delicious restaurant food.
Our Favorite Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Paris Restaurants:
Jah Jah by Le Tricycle – Afro-vegan food in the 10th arrondisement
Plan D – Vegan street food, sandwiches & ice cream by Canal-Saint Martin
Sol Semilla – Vegan superfood bowls, soups & drinks by Canal-Saint Martin
Apeti – Plant-based, organic & gluten free cafe in the 6th arrondisement
Sapid – Affordable & plant driven menu by chef Alain Ducasse in the 10th arrondisement
La Guingette d’Angele – Local & gluten free cafés by naturopath Angèle Ferreux-Maeght
Judy Market – Balanced & gluten free food by Luxembourg Gardens
Maisie Cafe – Gluten free & vegan cafe by the Jardin des Tuileries
Noglu – Gluten free bakery & cafe with 2 locations in Paris
Land & Monkeys – 100% vegan bakeries with incredible variety