bien etre

Châtel-Guyon is a Belle-Époque spa town at the gateway to the Volcanoes of Auvergne.
Around 1185, Guy II Count of Auvergne, in conflict at the time with his brother Robert, Bishop of Clermont, had a castle built at the top of a hill with a calvary towering above the Limagne, called Castrum Guidonis, which later became Châtel-Guyon. In order to settle the dispute, King Philippe-Auguste sent troups in 1213 to take that fortress by assault.
After the plague of 1634, the inhabitants of the hamlet of Saint-Coust took refuge round the old dilapidated castle, using the stones to build their houses. The village of Châtel-Guyon was born. The story goes that this was where Guy de Maupassant penned his novel Mont-Oriol, which is around  the creation of a thermal spa. Today it boasts all the emblems of its thermal heritage: thermal baths, parks, casino, grand hotel and a host of villas of varying architectural styles.

The Casino and Theatre

Built from 1898 to 1900 after the drawings of the Parisian Architect Albert Le Voisvenel, the Casino and Theatre were extended in 1908-1910 by the Architect Edouard Niermans (designer of the Négresco in Nice). Initially, the Theatre had a sliding roof (which no longer exists).

The Grand Hotel

Was built in 1929-1932 by Ernest Pincot in the Art Deco style. Of interest in the hallway, is the Art Deco stained glass window by Marcelle Russias.

The Thermes

In 1671 a chemist, named Duclos, carried out the first analyses of the springs. At the end of the 17th century, the springs spurted already with a particular noise which resulted them in being named the "Gargouilloux" or Gurgling waters.  Although already famous in the 18th century, the Spa of Châtel-Guyon became particularly fashionable in the 19th century.  In 1817 the council built the first  and very basic installation.  Camille Bosson, whose family had obtained the concession of the waters, built the first installation worthy of the name in 1858.  The creation of the railway in Riom in 1855 was a turning point in the development of the spa. In 1878, the Châtel-Guyon Waters Company, bought the Brosson and the Barse installations, and started major urban planning, in particular the realization of the avenue des Bains (today avenue Baraduc) and the construction of the new Great Spa Establisments.
In 1912, Châtel-Guyon was declared a spa and had its own major railway station built.
At the beginning of the 20th century, there were 28 spa springs. Some of them, the Deval, Germaine, Louise, Marguerite and Yvonne springs supplied the fountains of the thermal park, others the Great Water-Cure Establishments, the Henry spring supplied the establishments of the same name, built from 1882 to 1888, and destroyed in 1982 to be replaced by the present more modern establishment.

The Thermal Station
Open from 20 March to 4 November 2017

The 'Thermes Henry' housed in a comtemporary builiding situated in the thermal park is where the 'curists' have their treatments today.
As a result of its waters which are rich in magnesium, 'Thermes Hery' is renowned for the treatment of digestive, urinary, metabolic and rhumatic disorders.

Spa Source d’équilibre

Discover a new way of taking care of yourself.  This spa offers a complete programme of spa treatments as well as to the 'espece detente' consisting of pool, hammam, sauna, gyme and the tisanerie to help you recover your sense of wellbeing.  Discover a new way of forgetting the daily grind and lose yourself in total relaxation and pampering. Alone or accompanied, you will experience a calm and serenity as you immerse yourself in these healing waters.