The city partly owes its reputation to its thermal water with many virtues. Sedative, analgesic, balancing and relaxing, it makes Néris-les-Bains a city conducive to well -being. And for lovers of relaxation, a new spa leisure center " The Nériades " offering an exceptional healing through indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, and booths dedicated to programs of unique treatments with thermal water etc. Also favors relaxation and walks with 17 acres of flowers and trees parks, the resort offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore. Furthermore, a rich architectural heritage preserved allows travel over more than 2000 years of history : Antiquity with its Gallo-Roman pools and arenas, the Middle Ages with the Church of St. George and the Merovingian necropolis and especially the Belle Epoque with the theater, the Casino, the Baths or the many villas, and many other discoveries yet...
A Gallic times, the mysterious deity manifested through the bubbling source, will take on a name, the god Nérios, but the Romans were probably the first to exploit the thermal waters of Neris -les- Bains. From the 1st century, the village was urbanized in the way of Rome. Spa, pools, villas, aqueducts, temples and amphitheater were constructed: Nériomagos market becomes Aquae nerii the spa.
In the second century, Lucius Julius equester priest of Rome and Augustus made surround Spa admirable portals dedicated to the Emperor and a second thermal unit is housed. Residential areas where wealthy residential homes and simple craft workshops, forum, a civil basilica, temples side by side, develop around the thermal valley. The theater auditorium which the Chamber is backed by a small hill still occupies the site of the Park Arena. The 8th Legion Augusta, stationed in Neris at the time, contributes greatly to the development of the city whose prosperity is suddenly ruined by the great invasions.
As brightly as the other stations in the region, the thermal renewal of Neris -les- Bains takes place in the 19th century. The spa, large hotels, the casino, the theater is built. Parks and promenades lindens are drawn. Lammartine, Musset, Empress Eugenie, among other major figures, are found in this place where the passions subside. It is also, in the fashion of the time, a period of active archaeological dig where they discover with amazement the rich infrastructure of the Gallo- Roman city.
In an environment full of history, the Heritage House itself has been built in a 15th century beautifully restored. Other architectural treasures to be discovered through the streets : the amphitheater, Roman pools, the necropolis near the Romanesque church, the station listed building and the splendid theater of Napoleon III style.