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Évaux-les-Bains

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Évaux-les-Bains is a spa nestled in the Creuse in central France, in rural country Combraille in March, the border between Limousin and Auvergne.

Around 50 BC. AD, the legions of Julius Caesar set up their camp and undertake the exploitation of hot springs. Gradually superb spa emerge.

Unfortunately, a fire and the barbarian invasions because of the baths have antique and it was not until the 19th century to see flourish in the new thermal activity.

During the Middle Ages, the city has yet his heyday with the construction of the Abbey of Saint Peter Saint Paul on the relics of St Marien hermit Évaux protector. Partially destroyed by fire in 1942, it remains a pride for all Evahoniens.

In 1831 was created the 1st spa company, the construction of the viaduct Tardes by Gustave Eiffel allows the arrival of the railroad and made more spa guests. It is the golden age of hydrotherapy, the ladies under their parasols, the men in their boaters are "waters".

The 20th century saw the birth of a spa more and more modernized, sometimes linked to history, as during this period when the Vichy government requisitioned the Grand Hotel Thermal interning there for some influential men of the 3rd Republic.

In 2001, the only spa Limousin turns towards modernity, sanatorium is completely redone and now has facilities at the cutting edge that provide patients a therapeutic efficacy greater still.

Geographical information

MunicipalityÉvaux-les-Bains
Postcode23110
Tourism labels
Latitude46.1741560 (N 46° 10’ 27”)
Longitude2.4873020 (E 2° 29’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 292m to 560m
Surface area45.55 km²
Population1498 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGuéret (51 km, 45 min)
Insee code23076
IntercommunalityCC d'Evaux les Bains-Chambon sur Voueize
DepartmentCreuse
RegionLimousin

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Julien-la-Genête2.9 km (5 min)
Chambon-sur-Voueize5.7 km (9 min)
Chambonchard7.2 km (10 min)
Budelière7.6 km (12 min)
Fontanières8.4 km (11 min)
Mazirat10.6 km (15 min)
Reterre11.2 km (13 min)
Sannat11.4 km (15 min)
La Petite-Marche11.5 km (17 min)
Château-sur-Cher11.7 km (15 min)
Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat12.5 km (20 min)
Lépaud13.2 km (18 min)
Lussat13.2 km (15 min)
Marcillat-en-Combraille14.2 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Between built heritage and natural protected area, eval-les-Bains offers its visitors a wide variety of walks.

The Church of St. Peter St. Paul is open daily to visitors, we may discover in the garden of the former convent trees several centuries old.

On the occasion of a stroll through the streets of downtown, one can still recognize the old city gate or view the location of the castellany.

To break a nature park with deer, the way the Poles or the spa gardens provide a green relaxing and discovering the natural heritage. Hiking rocks Bord allow lucky to see kingfishers and otters.

To go further in the discovery, the Office of Tourism offers guides tours.

The younger (5 to 9 years) with Lud'Eau can solve puzzles that will allow them to experience the legend of the springs.

Also, audio guides and booklets discovery are available for visitors with visual and blind to visit Évaux-les-Bains.

Casino with fifty slot machines, table Texas hold'em poker, table games and a theater.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Transport

Events and festivities

The weekend of the Ascension: Virad'a Creuse (collection of vintage cars).

The 3rd weekend of August: Festival Banda Flores.

The 2nd weekend of September: The Feast of Bread, Wine and Cheese (local market with entertainment and meals).

The 2nd weekend of October: Walk St. Marien (pilgrimage).

Weather

Friday 6 march
Min. -4°C - Max. 7°C
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Saturday 7 march
Min. -3°C - Max. 15°C
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Sunday 8 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Circuit des Rochers de Bord.

Peninsula St. Marien (confluence of the TARDIS and Cher).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mini-trekking tour of Creuse
Nature and the great outdoors525 € to 790 € Moutier-Malcard (49 km)
Visit La Mothe Castle
Culture and education4 € to 50 € Vicq (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (5 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (34 km)
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (41 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (48 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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Hotels