Avène, a historical village and thermal spa resort in a preserved environment
The Avène Hydrotherapy Center has a spa dedicated to dermatology and to the treatment of skin disorders (eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, ichtyosis, burns) as well as to post-cancer burn and scar therapy.
The worldwide renown of the high quality and effectiveness of the local spring water and its skin treatments is rooted in history: the center has been state-approved since 1874. Here are the key dates of its history.
Construction of the first thermal spa
Built over the spring, the first thermal spa brought increased recognition of the healing properties of Avène spring water by doctors and the spa's first patients, in addition to promoting knowledge of this water's exceptional properties at the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier.
Avène thermal water officially state approved
The French Academy of medicine declared the Sainte Odile spring to be of "Public Benefit" and the water's properties were officially state-approved.
Renovation and development of the hydrotherapy center
After being used for many different purposes, the spa was bought by Laboratoires Pierre Fabre and began offering scientific hydrotherapy treatments…
Creation of the Water Research Center on the thermal site. Its missions: control and monitor the quality of the water, scientific research and evaluation, communication and training on Avène Thermal Spring Water.
Aquacert HACCP certification
Avène is the first hydrotherapy center dedicated to dermatology that obtained Aquacert HACCP Thermalisme® certification. The compliance of the Avène Hydrotherapy Center with this first standard created in 2010 by and for the spa industry, is proof of the commitment to quality that Avène has shown for years.
Construction of a new hotel complex
Next to the Thermes d'Avène, Eau Thermale Avène l'Hôtel ****, an eco-responsible hotel, has 60 rooms, all with terraces opening onto the park, a meeting area full of light, two swimming pools, a fitness area in shape, as well as a bar & a restaurant promoting local and seasonal products.
Opening of a new SensiCure space
The SensiCure space has been transformed, with new, more refined fittings that are perfectly suited to your relaxation. Our new treatment rooms and a new herbal infusion area invite you to recharge and enjoy the benefits of Avène thermal spring water, with personalised monitoring provided by our hydro-aestheticians.
The Association for the Preservation of the Avène Water Impluvium (natural basin): APIA
The objectives of the association are to preserve the 27 km2 of the area that supplies the source of Avène thermal spring water, a number of drinking water catchments serving the town of Avène and local biodiversity in partnership with all stakeholders (citizens, farmers, forest owners).
To achieve these objectives, the task defined by the API'A was to develop voluntary actions among local people to encourage sustainable forest management, support agriculture that is respectful of natural resources and promote and protect local natural heritage.