Finding the time for a manicure, blow-out or wax can be quite a challenge with little ones at home. At Happy Families, they’ll watch the kids and let you enjoy any number of treatments or massages from their spa menu, specially designed for current and future mothers. Effective, thought-out and incredibly relaxing.
At the heart of Les Halles district, just a few steps from Centre de Pompidou, the practically hidden Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri is home to a 450m2 space dedicated to families. Both functional and fun, this spot maintains its character and old charm, with stone walls and exposed beams. The cellar-turned-health-center invites you to sit back while your children play on the ground floor and enjoy a truly relaxing break.
This multi-functional space is adored by parents, with a café-restaurant, yoga and Pilates classes, career management consultation, a hairdresser, a wellness and beauty institute and non-stop childcare (infants included) by qualified professionals.
On the lower ground, you’ll find a cozy escape for adults, with wax treatments, massages and even a nap room – the range of services offered is both tempting and extensive. Special attention has also been paid to the cosmetics and products used, which includes the Nohèm Oxalia line – an all-organic, French brand designed for pregnant women’s sensitive skin.
The relaxing “Happy Sophro” massage is also a bestseller for this audience. Prospective parents can even choose to enjoy this massage together, and Dad can learn all sorts of tips and tricks on how to best massage the future mum.
For post-pregnancy care, combine an anti-fatigue, de-congesting facial with the “Happy Body Life” anti-cellulite and reshaping treatment.
After school, on Wednesdays or on the weekend, workshops are offered (by reservation) for children of all ages, including English, German and Spanish courses (for those 3 and up), baby gym, theater, hip-hop and music appreciation classes, puzzles and games, etc. There’s even a special spot for children in the hair salon (on a mini scooter, no less) where they can watch cartoons to pass the time. In the restaurant, kids have access to a small playroom with toys and books. Little ones can wait here for their all-organic “Good Goût” purées and bigger kids can kill time before enjoying their nuggets and fries or ham with mashed potatoes.
Les Louves loves the nail bar on the ground floor, especially the selection of eco-friendly Kure Bazaar varnish, guaranteed to be free of toxins and gentle on nails.
5 rue du Cloître Saint-Merri
Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau.
Checklist : High chairs, Play room in restaurant, Children’s menu, Changing table, Stroller storage, Nursery.
Prices & Reservations
Nursery: 4,50€ per hour
Children’s menu: 5€
Facials from 40€
Massages from 45€
Nail polish from 10€
Open 7 days a week from 10am-8pm.
Reservations recommended for all appointments:
+33 (0) 1 40 29 89 99
Translated by G.W.