Go on a luxury wellness cruise with Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris

This Haute Couture Fashion Week, set sail on the Seine River with Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris for an unforgettable wellness cruise experience.
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The first ever Dior Spa cruise sets sails in Paris. Image: Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

Marking the occasion of the next Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, Dior is reviving the spirit of the emblematic Bains de La Samaritaine and embarking the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris aboard a boat for an unprecedented cruise on the Seine River. It is an invitation to discover the art of well-being and the excellent expertise of the iconic address, differently. The decadent pop-up will run till July 13. 

United for almost one year within La Samaritaine, the Maisons of Dior and Cheval Blanc Paris have created an avant-garde vision of skincare, beauty and well-being. Carried by an unprecedented holistic view, it places an absolute blossoming of the skin and the senses at the heart of its philosophy. A truly exceptional place, Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris is pushing the luxury cursor for an unprecedented experience at the peak of refinement, with a two-hour cruise on the Seine, during which 60-minute face and body treatments are available.

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The floating spa is exclusive and comes with a private lounge. Image: Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

To mark the occasion, Dior has created a floating spa onboard a boat which, to make the moment even more exclusive and private, will welcome only five passengers in total, in its four beautiful suites, for each journey.

With this event, Dior is reviving the spirit of the Bains de La Samaritaine: Established at Pont-Neuf on an elegant péniche, they were the most luxurious baths of 19th-century Paris. Ancestors of the modern spa and equipped with incredibly technical installations for the era, there were about a hundred cabins offering cosmetic and medicinal water treatments, steam baths, and hydrotherapy treatments.

Moored at Port Debilly facing the Eiffel Tower, the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Cruise envelops its passengers in an ambiance of luxury and serenity. On the upper deck, the atmosphere is a prelude to relaxation, with rattan furniture and parasols in blue toile de Jouy, an iconic Maison pattern reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri, that invites you to slow down. Surrounding palm trees add a touch of the French Riviera.

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The swanky swimming pool on the cruise. Image: Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

The lower two levels comprise a chic lounge and the four private treatment cabins — three single and one double. In a combination of the Dior and Cheval Blanc Paris design codes, the décor takes up the spirit of luxury boat cabins, punctuated with cane-work patterns and a toile de Jouy revisited in a soft beige tone.

The only cabin on the lower deck is extended by a private sitting room. This double cabin aims to provide an even more private setting. Its vast gazebo is protected by a delicate veil while a trompe-l’oeil view of Paris is revealed on the wall. This view, to be admired by only two people at a time, is inspired by the virtual fresco by artist Oyoram, installed by the swimming pool at the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris.

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Expect an exclusive menu with face and body treatments performed with Dior products. Image: Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

An exclusive treatment menu has been designed for this moment out of time. Given while the boat journeys towards the Cheval Blanc Paris at the foot of the Pont-Neuf bridge, there is a choice of two face treatments: the Dior prestige cruise, inspired by the fabulous regenerative powers of the Granville rose, and the l’or de vie cruise, brimming with precious Yquem sap. Two body treatments are also on the programme: relaxing or energising, to act on every muscle, every fragment of skin, and on the mind, like two wonderful, holistic, and beneficial escapes.

Steeped in the avant-garde approach of the Maison and of Cheval Blanc Paris, these expert protocols consider each guest in every dimension — physical, emotional, and psychological. Lasting 60 minutes each, they combine the quintessence of Dior science with the skillful hands of the beauty ambassadors, offering the promise of immediate benefits and lasting well-being.

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The upper deck on the cruise lets you enjoy panoramic views of Paris. Image: Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

At the end of their treatment, passengers are invited to step into the indoors lounge, or to head up to the terrace on the upper deck in order to continue their cruise with a cocktail, while viewing the most beautiful monuments of Paris, until the return to Port Debilly. As the journey along the water unfurls, a tribute to Monsieur Dior lies in an invitation to follow in the footsteps of his Parisian promenades. Throughout his life, the couturier had a deep love for the capital, its architecture, and its monuments.

Lastly, to extend these special moments, Dior invites yoga teacher Julie Pujols-Benoît to lead six special morning sport cruises; pilates teacher Mehdi El Mabrouk; Chen Yi Rhe, Tai Chi teacher; and finally Shannon the bar dance teacher. With just three single suites and one double suite available per journey, this exclusive cruise will leave five times per day. It will also be possible to privatise the boat and its cabins, or to organise a private, half-day or evening event.

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