This town has preserved a magnificent abbatial tower, remains of the former abbey. This tower of Baroque style is today home to a museum, which exhibits more than 300 earthenware objects.
Specialising in the treatment of respiratory conditions and rheumatism, the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux thermal baths also have fitness options available.
Renowned spa town, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux is located in the North of France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Its 17,000 inhabitants are located in the heart of Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut, near the Belgian border, and in the mining area world heritage of UNESCO.
The city also has a tourist city status and is the only spa in the entire region. Its mineral waters have become famous throughout the country and beyond, while its cultural and historical heritage attracts many tourists. The forest surrounding Saint-Amand-les-Eaux offers different possibilities for hiking or cycling, and you can admire a beautiful local wildlife.
The visitors passing through the spa greatly appreciate the regional specialties that appeal to all tastes, like the abbey beer, pie acorns, or the famous hazelnut cake.
Dynamic and green, flowery city Saint-Amand-les-Eaux has a label, and is an ideal place for a relaxed and natural holiday.
Things to see and do
Located near Lille and its important heritage, the city of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux has many tourist attractions, and this in all possible areas.
Famous for its mineral and thermal waters, the town of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux hosts within it very popular thermal baths. Health cures, care, wellness or aesthetic and different sports activities offered there from March to November. The waters of Saint-Amand are particularly known for treating all problems related to rheumatology and respiratory tract. A hotel, a casino and an eight-hectare park complete the interesting offer from the spa center.
City Saint-Amand-les-Eaux hosts within it the forest of Raismes-Saint-Amand-Wallers, a mass of more than 6000 hectares. Dotted with swamps and other pond, the forest has been converted for visitors with walking paths and cyclists, bridleways, or picnic areas everywhere. Especially you can admire a wide variety of species throughout walks.
The abbey is one of the most important monuments of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. Its dismantling, there are only two buildings, an abbey tower 82 meters high with a different architectural order on each floor and an alderman. Inside the tower, one can admire a beautiful museum with pottery from local factories and related to religious art objects, and it enjoys a breathtaking panorama.
Any red brick Saint-Amand-les-Eaux the station deserves attention just to admire its typical architecture of the region. At about 800 meters, you can take the tourist train leaving the Valley of the Scarpe, a steam train running on the bank of the Scarpe, more than two kilometers.
Spa full of life, the city of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux is the scene of various events that recall the cultural richness of the city.
A food market takes place every Friday morning on the Grand Place, with more than a hundred exhibitors. From early to mid-June, the city also offers a fair disks, with an exhibition, listening workshops, and a fair where exhibitors offering twenty different styles of music in vinyl, CD or K7 audios. A Christmas market is also taking place in December.
The appointment of bubbles, a BD festival, takes place in the end spa March to mid-April each year. One can discover many designers for autographs, as well as publishers stands.
Every year from early May to late July, the May calligraphy can admire various works of illuminations and calligraphy. The festival dedicated to the art of beautiful writing is the opportunity to learn from contemporary artists.
In June, up to the famous Water Festival of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. In the city center and the river port, various activities are offered, including a water show, street performances, water activities, workshops for young people, or a market "the mouth water."
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux offers every August his famous carillonnades, international carillon festival. The opportunity to attend exhibitions, entertainment for children and concerts with artists from around the world.