NileGuide Expert Says:
A rare chance to bathe in asses’ milk
45Bis Avenue Édouard Vaillant, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
01 46 20 07 01
NileGuide Expert tip:
There are discounts for guests of the nearby Radisson Blu Hôtel, Paris-Boulogne
Its name being a pun – Les Cents Ciels ("the hundred skies") sounds the same as l'essentiels ("essentials" or essential oils) – in its publicity this large hammam takes a poetic approach to steaming for beauty. The ambience is darkly glamorous with mosaic walls and starry ceilings. It is a little way out of the main city of Paris, near the Radisson Blu Hôtel, on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, not far from métro Porte Saint-Cloud. However it does offer more space than most other hammams in Paris. It has two steam rooms of varying heats, the hotter one being big enough to hold 30, as well as three rooms for body scrubs and body wraps with seven heated slabs, 11 massage rooms, two rest rooms, a sauna, swimming pool and restaurant. Its treatments or "rituals" include a mother-to-be package and a facial that combines asses' milk and argan oil.