The charming little spa resort of Vals-les-Bains, in Ardèche, produces the famous Eau de Vals, a sparkling mineral water which is rich in bicarbonates, enjoyed both for its taste and its digestive properties.
Nestling in the heart of the verdant countryside of the Ardèche Mountains Regional Nature Park, on the banks of the Volane, Vals-les-Bains has a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. The spa quarter, built in the style of the Belle Époque, is especially good for relaxation, with its riverside parks full of different plant species and footbridges across the Volane. In the Intermittente Park near the Thermal Baths, you should see the famous Intermittente spring, where the geyser spouts up every six hours: at 5.30 am, 11.30 am, 5.30 pm, 11.30 pm in summer, and 4.30 am, 10.30 am, 4.30 pm, and 10.30 pm in winter.
Vals-les-Bains is also a place for leisure activities, with its casino, theatre, cinema, municipal swimming pool, mini-golf, the surrounding countryside (good for hiking and mountain biking), its summer events and night-time markets in July and August. The thermal baths, as well as specialising in treating digestive ailments, diabetes and obesity, also offer courses of treatment to promote well-being, and help you get back into shape. Their spa, with a Jacuzzi, swimming-pool, aquajets, Turkish baths and face and body treatments, has everything to delight those looking for relaxation!
Vals-les-Bains is a beautiful small town of about 3500 residents whose heritage reflects the wealth drained by the Hydrotherapy for two centuries.
City water per excellence with a thousand years of history, marks the confluence of three rivers: the Ardeche, Voltour and Volane. Here, the blue gold is everywhere. Alternately, it can be fun, fun in the water in the rivers or in the Olympic pool. It can also be for sports fishing enthusiasts. Lovers of open spaces, hiking, fitness, enjoy the many opportunities for outings. Between lazing by the water and discover the young volcanoes sites (Ray Pic falls, Roman heritage, castles...) Vals-les-Bains is the ideal starting point for all tours.
shaded park, singing fountains, intermittent source, Champanhet House - Museum of expertise Ardèche etc. are all treasures to discover in the heart of the city to the charms Belle Epoque.
spa whose reputation is more to do in terms of treating diabetes and digestive disorders, Vals also wants welfare station. The spa offers a range of treatments and swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammam and Aquajets in its spa area.
Casino, theater, cinema make Vals a living place, warm and festive's Festival Game, sound Tuesdays and night markets (Thursday) in season, Abeillades in September, the exhibition Sweets and Delicacies end November rallies, Christmas market, cultural season at the theater... all contribute to make this city water Ardèche a cultural city and recreation in all seasons.