What is Les Grands Bains?
Les Grands Bains is Serre Chevalier’s thermal spa – one of Europe’s largest thermal baths – and is just 200 metres from the bottom ski lifts in the village of Le Monêtier les Bains (Serre Chevalier 1500). The complex was built in 2008 and attracts visitors from all over France and further afield. From outside and in, you’ll enjoy the views of Monêtier’s very own glacier and North-facing mountains.
Take a stroll through the village of Le Monêtier les Bains and you will come across narrow canals of thermal water flowing around the village, and warm fountains too!
If your rental property already has a spa, Les Grands Bains is still worth a visit – and it’s just minutes away from most of our properties.
Espace Grands Bains
300m2 interior pool with underwater massage jets
Tepidarium – warm water room
Caldarium- hot plunge bath
Frigidarium – cold water pool
Hammam – Turkish bath/steam room
300m2 outdoor pool with water jets and bubbling recliners
Entry is 19,20 € per adult (15 years+) depending on the season (2hrs)
Children (3-14 years) pay 8,80 € each depending on the season (2hrs)
Baby (9 months – 3 years) 2,60 € total (only between 10:00 – 13:00)
Families of two adults and two children can buy a Family ticket for 50 € (2hrs)
Mind and body… reserved for adults, this area is inspired from the 19th Century and combines the traditional roman baths with the dry and hot Irish bath format. Entry is an additional 7,30 € per person on top of the general entry fee (18 years old+).
Like any spa retreat, Les Grands Bains offers private beauty and wellbeing treatments that are quite something! This area offers a multitude of services, all of which must be booked in advance. The beauty ‘menu’ is extensive – one-off treatments, a half-day session and even the pure indulgence of five half-days of pampering can be enjoyed. The various formulas include access to the Grands Bains pools and Espace Romano-Irlandais, making the treatments great value for money.
Dine at Les Grands Bains from midday every day (worth checking seasonal opening times on the website however). The indoor restaurant provides a relaxed café-style atmosphere, and the outdoor terrace overlooking the external pool, lake and mountains make for a more romantic setting.
The shop sells swimwear, oils and massage creams used by the beauticians, ValVital products, towels, kimonos, souvenir gifts e.g. t-shirts, and newspapers/books.
Do we have to book places in advance?
No, unless you would like spa/beauty treatments.
When is Les Grands Bains open?
Please click here to see the latest opening times. Be sure to check the season prices and for any offers e.g. sometimes the last hour of the day is offered at just 11€ (for a quick dip).
Can the kids come along?
Children from three years old are welcome in the Espace Grands Bains before 16:00 daily (adults only in the Espace Romano-Irlandais however). Babies of 9 months+ are also allowed. See prices above.
What should we wear & do we need to bring towels?
Usual swimwear is fine, although please note that swimming shorts, whether long or short, are not allowed. There are lots of sports shops in the valley where swimwear can be bought and you can even buy suitable swimwear at Les Grands Bains’ boutique if you’re caught short (or long in this case!)
Bring your own towel unless you would like to hire at TBC € per towel.
Spa gift vouchers?
You can buy gift vouchers or even book a special spa treatment if you know exactly what you’re looking for. Just let us know if you need some help to get this organised.