Tourism

Whether you are searching for a spa break in a vibrant urban cosmopolite atmosphere, or a haven of relaxation in quieter wonderful landscapes, our spa towns are your best choice.

Here you'll find some tips and proposals to plan your next trip - Relax & enjoy!

Spa towns were mainly designed between 19th & 20th Century following three principles that constitute the European Thermal Triangle:

WELCOME visitors by developing new means of modern transportation (railway, tramway, cable car...) and a wide range of accommodation for all pockets.

HEAL body and mind at the temples of water; bath houses, pump rooms and medical complexes where beauty and ornament play a key therapeutical role.

ENTERTAIN their guests with fancy places for recreation, socialization and amusement: music halls, theatres, casinos, clubs and romantic parks and gardens.

When travelling to a spa town, there are several distinct elements you should discover. Here are some advices for you to make the most of your stay!

  • Take the waters - bathe in them, enjoy treatments or drink waters according to your health needs.
  • Go on the guided tours - it will help you to learn about the town's past and its famous visitors. Look out for colourful costumed guides!
  • Make time for culture! Visit the art galleries and museums and add in concerts, festivals...some of Europe's most important ones are to be found in our network! And if you want to add an element of risk to your visit, why don't try some luck at the casino?
  • Search out the artistic works that were inspired by or created in the spa towns.Movie lovers will appreciate how some spa towns are frequently in use as film locations, as well as a holiday destinations for many movie stars!
  • Appreciate the architecture and built landscape that surrounds you. Discover the stories behind these magnificent buildings
  • Eat well - restaurants and markets selling local produce to improve your inner well-being.
  • There's a spiritual aspect too - from findings about the ancient deities of the springs as well as visiting the churches, cathedrals and other religious houses , often located close to the sources
  • Discover the unspoiled surroundings of the spa town - the "therapeutic landscapes" that are part of the cure in fresh air. Mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and graceful parks and gardens awaiting those who like physical activity as well as pure relaxing indulgence.