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Chaudes-Aigues

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Chaudes-Aigues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal
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As far back as Antiquity, Chaudes-Aigues was renowned for its warm water and associated health benefits. Now the jewel in the Auvergne spa sector's crown, the resort has the warmest water in Europe and specialises in the treatment of rheumatic disorders and side effects of operations or trauma. Chaudes-Aigues thus has around thirty springs, the most famous of which is the Par spring, with a water temperature of 82°C!

Renowned for their pain-relieving and muscle-relaxing properties, the spa treatments are provided at the Caleden complex, which is located on the site of the old thermal baths. A haven of peace and an ideal place to recharge your batteries, the establishment also contains a recreational spa area devoted to relaxation, with indoor and outdoor pools, a hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as a spa offering beauty treatments and wellness massages.

After you've had a chance to relax, it's time to explore the town and its heritage. You can take a look at the eight small, suspended oratory niches (each one is devoted to a patron saint), the 15th-century Gothic Church of St. Martin, the Penitents' Chapel, an exhibition venue in season, with its Spanish Baroque altarpiece, not forgetting the charming cobbled streets, flagstone roofs, hot water washhouse and public fountains.

In Chaudes-Aigues you can visit Géothermia, the European museum of geothermal science and spa culture. Located a short walk from the Par spring, this attraction features scale models and interactive terminals, for a total immersion in the world of hot springs, the history of spa use and its benefits, and geothermal power. An amazing science lesson about a natural element that comes from the Earth and was the basis for the world's first urban heating system, in this area as far back as the 14th century!

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Nestled in the valley Remontalou southeast of Cantal, the city prides itself on being the southernmost of the spas of Auvergne.

burning fire of testimony that burns the bowels of the earth, 30 springs rise there, the Source du Par, which reaches 82 ° C, source of Europe's hottest. Here boiling water is everywhere. It fills the washhouse, flows burning the mouths of fountains, heats homes, intrigues visitors, heal the body, stimulates the mind. Over the centuries it has enjoyed the benefits of these miraculous waters born from the depths. Today more than ever, spas and fitness are the hallmark of the Cantal station. Small city tour: the source For used to supply the hot water wash and seven public fountains throughout the city. These fountains were once used by the inhabitants for their domestic needs (dishes, laundry, cleaning and cooking...) and even for some, for their winter heating.

Many gourmet products are on restaurant tables and food lovers! We invite you to discover the course aligot the pounti, meat Aubrac, cheeses...

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The Remontalou through the city
The Remontalou through the city
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The porch of the market place with the small oratory
The porch of the market place with the small oratory
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Source For - Water at 82 ° (© Jean Espirat)
Source For - Water at 82 ° (© Jean Espirat)
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Other alley (© Jean Espirat)
Other alley (© Jean Espirat)
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Other fountain - Water at 41 ° (© Jean Espirat)
Other fountain - Water at 41 ° (© Jean Espirat)
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facade very decorated home called Valdom (© JE)
facade very decorated home called Valdom (© JE)
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Ruelle steep (© Jean Espirat)
Ruelle steep (© Jean Espirat)
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alley and old houses (© Jean Espirat)
alley and old houses (© Jean Espirat)
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Ruelle (© Jean Espirat)
Ruelle (© Jean Espirat)
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