Park your judgments and inhibitions at the door and this Hammam can be wonderful - and a memory of Paris that you'll never forget. Very interesting and relaxing - I would definitely return. But some suggestions to make it as good as possible:
* bring a bathing suit - bottoms are compulsory and most women I saw were wearing only a bikini bottom. Some started in a top as well but most abandoned them as the temperature went up.
* go with a friend - all the women I saw were in groups of two or more ...
* we arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday and the place was hopping with gorgeous young girls before going out - loved the energy in the air. By the time of my massage at 7:00, things were really emptying out
* bring a plastic shopping bag with a towel (otherwise you can rent one) and a bottle of water - it gets very dehydrating with all the steam. And it gives you a place to store your tickets for the massage and tea - mine were in shreds by the time I used them. Lots of women skipped the official gommage and did themselves or a friend with their own glove. I also saw women with deep hair conditioner, etc.
* the massages are hit and miss - mine was wonderful, but my friend's masseuse spent all her time distracted and chatting to other staff around her. A 20 min massage was great (53 euros for the full package). The oil smelled lovely.
* here's the drill: you enter the Hammam area and go to the world's most cramped locker/changing area. You need a 1 euro coin for the locker. Then you pass through the low heat room where the massages take place and tea is sipped. Take a shower and then soap up with the liquid mud/olive soap they give you in the adjoining room. Let it soak in in the medium steam room then proceed to the gommage (loofah mitt scrub down). Shower again and then alternate between the medium hot room and the super-hot room with cold plunge pool. After an hour or so of this, head back into the first low heat room to wait your turn for a massage. Although we had written our names down beside a number in the book, it was clearly not being followed. We did not have to wait as things were quieting down. There are extra masseuses upstairs too. Use your ticket to get your mint tea at the counter and relax for a few minutes. Then a quick change back to street clothes and you're done.
Highly recommended, but you have to get in the spirit of things!
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