Évaux-les-Bains is a spa nestled in the Creuse in central France, in the Pays de Combraille en Marche, bordering the 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 have because of ancient baths and it was not until the nineteenth century that bloom again thermal activity.
During the Middle Ages, the city however had its heyday with the construction of the abbey Saint Pierre Saint Paul on the relics of St Marien hermit Évaux protective. Partially destroyed by fire in 1942, it remains a pride for all Evahoniens.
Due to the sharing of the Barony of Combraille Evaux which became the capital, the city will be under the protection of the Great Demoiselle and princes of Conti.
In 1720, Louis XV called an ordinary doctor-advisor of the waters of Evaux.
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. This is the golden age of hydrotherapy, the ladies under their parasols, the men in their boaters are "waters".
The twentieth century saw the birth of a Hydrotherapy increasingly 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 Third Republic.
In 2001, the only spa Limousin turns towards modernity, sanatorium is completely redone and now has equipment to the cutting edge that provide patients an ever greater therapeutic efficacy.