In the regional natural park of the Haut Languedoc region, at the foot of the Cévennes mountain range, Avène is one of the major thermal resorts in the Hérault department. Famous for its cosmetics and its specialised dermatological treatments, it offers a particularly comprehensive programme for visitors. Avène is renowned for the health-giving properties of its waters, but also much appreciated for its charming atmosphere that you can soak up in the narrow streets with its unique architecture of rounded forms, situated on one of the bends of the Orb river.
At the heart of a beautiful park, at the foot of the Cévennes mountains, the residence Les bains d'Avene, situated just 2km from the shops, comprises 60 apartments with balcony or terrace distributed over ten, 3-storey buildings. For visitors following a thermal treatment, the residence is just 800m from the thermal spa centre.
Outdoor (non-heated) swimming pool, open from May to October
Ping pong table
WiFi (extra charge)
Laundry facilities (extra charge)
Free outdoor car park
The apartments, for 4 to 6 people, are fully equipped with a kitchenette (electric hob, fridge, microwave or microwave/grill, dishwasher), bathroom or shower with toilet and television (extra charge).
Six 1 bedroom apartments for 4 people, on the ground floor, are equipped to welcome disabled guests.
Close to your holiday rental in Avène, a host of activities is available to you :
- Bathing at the outdoor leisure centre of La Prade
- Thermal baths
- Hiking, mountain bike
- Botanical and mycological outings
Avène is a much sought-after destination for a spa holiday. The quality of its waters is recognized in treatments for dermatological problems such as eczema or for scars or burns. Avène offers up-to-date equipment and waters of an exceptional quality, allowing it to be certified as a spa-town, dedicated specifically to dermatological problems. A wide variety of treatments is available to patients (spraying, showers, under-water massages, hydroheliotherapy) as well as different baths to firm up your body.
Avène has been recognised as a spa-resort since the 19th century, but you will also find Roman remains, testifying to a far more ancient occupation of this site. Avène also offers an unspoiled natural site around the lake of Avène, in the forests of the Cévennes region and in the regional nature park of the Haut Languedoc.
Places to see in and around Avène :
- The village of Avène, with its narrow Streets and impressive porches
- Roman remains
- Michel Galabru’s family home
- The Haut Languedoc nature park
- The cellars of Roquefort
- The commune of Saint-Guilhem-le-désert
- The lake of Salagou
- Roquebrun or the Petit Nice
- The Cirque de Mourèze
Lieu-dit Beau Désert
Chemin départemental 8
Monday : 8am-12 noon, closed in the afternoon
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 9am-12 noon and 4pm-6pm
Saturday : 8am-12 noon and 2pm-6pm
Sunday : 10am-12 noon and 3pm-6pm ("Curistes" thermal cure formula)
Wednesday : closed
+33 825 273 273
Monday to friday : 9am/7pm
Saturday : 9am/6pm