The Bachal


The Bachal spa in Chamonix

Hameau Albert 1er Hotel and Spa in Chamonix
Indoor and outdoor swimming pool with views of Mont Blanc,
Hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness room

Dive into the pool, indulge at the spa, savor a rejuvenating break in the humid warmth of the steam room, enjoy a moment of relaxation and detox in the sauna... Le Bachal and its luxury spa at Hameau Albert 1er offer you a delightful wellness interlude facing Mont Blanc. In addition to the benefits of the mountains, discover those of the spa.

For everyone's pleasure, the spa closely associates the idyllic setting of the legendary peaks with the purely aquatic world within one of the three old wooden farms of Hameau Albert 1er. Open wide to the garden and the Mont Blanc massif, this very privileged place for living and relaxation caters to both women and men. An ultimate haven of peace, it takes its name from the Savoyard dialect. 'Le Bachal' refers to a large stone or wooden water reservoir used in the past as a washhouse.

Estheticians and masseuses loyal to Hameau Albert 1er are at your service at the spa to provide their personalized treatments and advice. This intimate mountain beauty institute offers a marine-inspired decor for complete relaxation, with its three treatment areas resembling boat cabins, a welcoming relaxation lounge, and a tea room. And for the most daring, there's a cold shower! The boutique window allows you to take home some of the Anne Semonin product range that you have tried in the treatment rooms and discover others for the face or body.

The massages, with a highly varied menu, always complemented by personalized advice to meet your specific needs, are highly praised by the hotel guests and locals alike! It's often said that 'there are no good massages, only skilled hands.' The Hameau team seems to have proven their skills to a demanding clientele of spa connoisseurs. Regulars have made Le Bachal their retreat where it's good to come all year round, like a fitness club. After sports, comes comfort... Pamper yourself with a deep muscle 'Trailer' massage to ease the tensions from your physical feats in the mountains. Men love it, but so do sportswomen of all disciplines! There's a range of treatments dedicated to expectant mothers. Private Yoga classes are also offered in a private room or outdoors facing Mont Blanc. Upon request, the spa team can provide the services of a reflexologist and a sophrologist. People with reduced mobility can receive treatments and massages in their rooms. As for children, they are welcome at the pool, accompanied by an adult and in accordance with the tranquil atmosphere of the spa and relaxation area!

Changing the setting, at Hotel Albert 1er for other activities with the fitness room. Dedicated to those who want to work out before engaging in mountain sports or simply maintain their physical fitness, the fitness room is equipped with treadmills and the famous elliptical bike, highly popular in the world of cardio training. (There are showers and lockers for changing on-site).


It's hard to stay at Hameau Albert 1er without succumbing to a gentle interlude in the relaxation area or at Le Bachal! Taking care of yourself and making time for yourself, surrendering to the rare pleasures of letting go, isn't that also the secret to a successful vacation?

• indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub
• steam room, sauna
• relaxation room
• body and facial treatments
• fitness room

A haven of peace.

Visiting the 'Bachal' Farm to indulge in a moment of absolute well-being in a magnificent setting means absolute relaxation. Take a few strokes in front of Mont Blanc, accept this charming invitation to contemplate or read by the pool, discover the Spa, a true cocoon of softness, recharge between the expert hands of our estheticians and masseuses... you have the choice! Among the many 'packages' offered by the Spa, you will find the one that suits your desires at the moment... Express your wishes, the highly professional and caring Spa team will do everything to satisfy them.
• body scrubs
• hand beauty
• green tea wraps
• reflexology
• yoga
• tailor-made massages

A spa where the treatment is exclusive.

At Le Bachal relaxation area, everything is possible. Our menu, already rich in multiple variations and offerings, is designed to be personalized: massages tailored to your needs, facial treatments adapted to your skin. Here, we don't follow strict and arbitrary 'protocols.' With genuine empathy and a passion for their profession, a desire to do good and provide solutions, the professionals at Le Bachal listen to the client who opens up to be taken care of with precision. Personalization continues even in the composition of custom essential oil blends: 'Before offering a treatment, we take the time to talk. Based on expectations, personality, desires, and the season, we prepare a customized treatment,' explains Catherine Concina, one of the loyal members of the Spa team.


At Hameau Albert 1er, the foremost virtue of nature is the serenity provided by the living environment and the incredible panoramic view of Mont Blanc, which is fully enjoyed from the wellness area. The writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the first to extol the benefits of the mountains in his work 'La Nouvelle Héloïse' (1761), where he wrote, 'I am surprised that baths of the salutary and beneficent mountain air are not one of the great remedies of medicine and morality.' Recognized since then, both in terms of physical and mental well-being, its numerous virtues have been further enhanced over time by the beneficial use of pools and spas, which provide a happy complement to the benefits felt in this exceptional natural setting.


Practical information

Opening times

  • Open 7 days a week 
  • From 10am to 12pm & from 3pm to 8pm

* For the people who are not our hotel guests, buying a SPA treatment will not, in any case, give you access to our swimming pool and hot tub.

** According to the regulations in force, the access to the swimming pool and hot tub is strictly reserved to our hotel guests.

Themed packages

Hotel stay, gastronomy and relaxation
Gastronomy et œnology
Well-being & sweetness

Our offers

A 5* breakfast followed by a 30 minutes treatment at the Spa ' Le Bachal ' with access to our relaxation room hammam and sauna. Only 6 places available daily. Price : 196 € / 2 pers

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