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Evaux les Bains
Evaux les Bains

The sources of Evaux-les-Bains were known to the Celtic tribes, which prompted the Roman legions to set up their winter quarters here. They then built and exploited the first spa and called the place “Ivaonum” which lasted 16 years and was visited by the Emperor Augustus in 26 BC. A small Gallo-Roman town grew up during the first century with the building of a temple, forum, amphitheater, aqueduct and a large covered corridor linking the Spa. This period was interrupted by the barbarian invasions and the town's destruction was completed by a fire,and a landslide. The thermal activity stopped for over 1000 years.
In 1443, the royal administration made Évaux the medieval capital of Combraille, and the town enjoyed its medieval heyday with the construction of the abbey Saint Pierre.
An economic revival was initiated by Louis 15th in 1720, when the Roman baths, abandoned since the fifth century, became popular again.. It was not until the nineteenth century, with the advent of the railroad, that thermal activity in the town really came into its own, gaining popularity and renown far and wide. In 1831 the first spa company, was formed and the construction of the Tardes viaduct by Gustave Eiffel allowed for the arrival of the railroad bringing with it increased numbers of spa guests.

A difficult period followed for Evaux les Bains and the thermal station, with the Vichy government requisitioning the Grand Hotel Thermal in order to establish a center of administrative detention where Edouard Herriot, Jouhaux and many others were under house arrest. In 1942, a devastating fire destroyed the monastery and the splendor of the church house was lost. In October 1975, the town bought the entire spa and in 1996, a public-private partnership was formed which ensures the continuation of the thermal station. The actual hot water springs of Evaux les Bains are more than 350 million years old and reach the surfact at between 40 and 60 degrees.

Besides the thermal station, Evaux les Bains offers a variety of activities for the visitor: fishing, mountain biking, tennis, hiking, horse riding and also a casino! There are always numerous activities planned during the summer with shows, fetes, markets, vintage car rally’s and more
This town was featured by George Sand in her novel, "Joan"

Thermal Station

In 2001, the thermal station upgraded its facilities making these thermal baths among the most modern in France. They now offer the latest in therapy trends and treatments that provide patients with even greater therapeutic benefits.

The thermal station is renowned for the hydrotherapy treatment of rheumatology, phlebology and gynecology, as well as 'heavy leg syndrome' and a varierty of other medical problems. It is also popular with people who are simply looking to just relax, destress and refresh the body.

Les Thermes
23110 Evaux-les-Bains
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Open between March and October

Evahonna Centre of Wellbeing

Housed within the historic thermal station, 'Evahonna' was created in 2010 as a centre of well-being providing clients with full spa treatments using the waters of the thermal station. In 2013 the spa was awarded with recognition of the high quality of its service towards its clients' wellbeing by the label 'Spas de France'.
You are sure to spend a relaxing and rejuvenating time time in their hamman. sauna, jaccuzzi, hydromassage bath, flotation tank as well as enjoy the pampering of their many treatments.

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Opening times:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 19.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14.00 to 19.00
Fridays from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 20.00
Saturdays from 10.30 to 20.00
Sundays from 10.00 to 13.00