At the heart of a mountainous territory with waters overflowing with beneficial properties, 24 spa destinations, including renowned resorts like Evian-les-Bains and Vichy, form a diverse wellness offer in the region, among France’s more than 100 spa destinations.
Brimming with history but firmly turned toward the future, the 24 spa resorts of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes go beyond their certified therapeutic virtues, presenting themselves as islands of well-being and serenity.
Much more than wellness, well-being seeks a better, sustainable quality of life. Take care of yourself and stay healthy longer by improving your quality of life, so you can live better in the long term.
By choosing to develop tourism offers of well-being and global health, the spas are responding to growing interest from spa-goers for activities and holidays related to rejuvenation and to a new societal movement toward “self love“.
Two organisations, « Auvergne Thermale » and « Rhône-Alpes Thermal », highlight the specificities of each spa resort, in terms of their virtues, spa treatments, preventative health programmes and tourist environment.
Well-being in the mountains
The region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes boasts diverse mountain ranges. From the high mountains of the Northern Alps, to the gentle slopes of the Ardèche Mountains or the volcanoes of Auvergne, the 10 mountain spa destinations charm guests with their spectacular landscapes, activities and sports in both summer and winter.
Allevard-les-Bains (Isère) : www.allevard-les-bains.com
La Bourboule et Le Mont-Dore (Puy-de-Dôme) : www.sancy.com
Brides-les-Bains (Savoie-Mont-Blanc) : www.brides-les-bains.com
Chaudes-Aigues (Cantal) : www.pays-saint-flour.fr
La Léchère-les-Bains (Savoie) : www.la-lechere.com
Neyrac-les-Bains (Ardèche) : www.ardechedessourcesetvolcans.com
Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc (Haute-Savoie) : www.saintgervais.com
Saint-Laurent-les-Bains (Ardèche) : www.saint-laurent-les-bains.fr
Vals-les-Bains (Ardèche) : www.aubenasvals.com
Whether along Lake Bourget, France's largest natural lake, or at the foot of the Alps on the French shore of Lake Geneva, 3 spa resorts harmoniously combine mountain delights and a seaside atmosphere.
The region’s 2 city spa resorts owe their reputation to the crowned heads who once visited them, including Empress Eugenie and Emperor Napoleon III. These imperial spa-goers favoured the emergence of remarkable "Belle Époque" spa heritage, with thermal baths, casinos, theatres, operas, villas and large hotels built around a spa park.
Well-being surrounded by cultural heritage and unspoilt nature
Wellness enthusiasts and nature lovers can enjoy spa treatments at the heart of "Belle Époque" architecture in the region's 9 spa resorts located in peaceful, preserved natural areas. On the programme: visits, walks, discoveries and leisure activities, in the great hospitality tradition of the spa towns!
Châteauneuf-les-Bains (Puy-de-Dôme) : www.chateauneuflesbains.com
Châtel-Guyon (Puy-de-Dôme) : www.ot-chatel-guyon.com
Challes-les-Eaux (Savoie) : www.challes-les-eaux.fr
Divonne-les-Bains (Ain) : www.divonnelesbains.com
Montbrun-les-Bains (Drôme) : www.montbrunlesbainsofficedetourisme.fr
Montrond-les-Bains (Loire) : www.montrond-les-bains.fr
Néris-les-Bains (Allier) : www.ville-neris-les-bains.fr
Uriage-les-Bains (Isère) : www.uriage-les-bains.com