Getting in shape and good health: long live Occitania!
Balaruc-les-Bains, Cauterets, Ax-les-Thermes… Come to Occitania, the number 1 spa region in France with 30 big and beautiful spa resorts. Waters with unique properties, high-quality treatments, welcoming and efficient spas: here you will get back into shape and good health in an ideal environment and climate.
WHY CHOOSE SPA TREATMENT IN OCCITANIA
Effective and efficient treatments
Whatever your health problem, we have the spa solution! Lamalou-les-Bains, Le Boulou, Barbotan-les-Thermes, etc.: our 30 spa resorts are adapted to all 12 specialisations concerned by spa health treatments in France (rheumatology, neurology, dermatology, etc).
With daily treatments focused on efficacy and innovation, our spas are especially renowned for rheumatology, respiratory tract treatments, phlebology, as well as treatment for the overweight, metabolic diseases, anxiety and stress.
Wellness in spa waters: part of the Occitania art of living! All our thermal baths are in spas or wellness centres welcoming clients for a relaxing break, health or beauty treatments.
SPA TREATMENTS IN OCCITANIA, PURE PLEASURE
You'll be looked after and pampered
Throughout your treatment, you will feel you are the focus of attention of the medical and paramedical staff. You'll enjoy high standards, combined with all the benefits and quality of the spa waters.
The treatment procedures and facilities, as well as accommodation and activities: everything is taken care of, so that your stay will be beneficial for you (and for anyone accompanying you).
MOUNTAIN OR MARITIME CLIMATE
Choose your spa holiday
We have many spa resorts located in the mountains, in the magnificent setting of the Pyrenees, in Cévennes and Lozère. Most have preserved the charm dating back to the 19th century, the golden age of spa treatments in France.
Other resorts, like Cransac-les-Thermes (Aveyron) or Lectoure (Gers), welcome visitors in the peace and quiet of the countryside, with many nearby sites to see. Others will help you breathe the refreshing sea air, like the Balaruc-les-Bains resort (Hérault).
In Occitania, resorts such as Cauterets, Luz-Saint-Sauveur and Luchon have a great reputation for treating children with respiratory issues and allergies.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TREATMENTS
Medical or open spa treatments
A spa treatment lasts 18 days and is considered a medical procedure. It can have a single or a double aim (for example: rheumatology and the respiratory tract). It is prescribed by your doctor. A prescribed spa treatment is covered by the social security.
Can't get away for 3 weeks for spa treatment? Spa centres in Occitania also organise open mini-treatments lasting from 1 to 12 days. These treatments are not reimbursed, but you don't need a prescription to follow treatments. It's like going away on holiday!
WATER WITH EXCEPTIONAL QUALITIES
Up to 14,000 years old!
Warm water containing hydrogen sulphide or calciferous sulphated mineral waters: in both cases, the efficacy of the region's spa waters is due to a physical-chemical composition that is especially well adapted to certain health conditions.
Their therapeutic properties have been recognised by the French Academy of Medicine. Radiocarbon dating shows the waters are several centuries old and even thousands of years old in some cases.
The Romans first discovered the benefits of the natural mineral waters in Occitania. Julius Caesar, for example, sent his wounded soldiers to Barèges in the Pyrenees.
Immersion at Balaruc-les-Bains
See how a spa guest spends the day in the ultra-modern spa centre in Balaruc-les-Bains (Hérault). This is one of the biggest spa resorts in France. 7 Km from Sète, the spa facilities are located on a peninsula facing the Etang de Thau, on the shores of the Mediterranean. Video 3:42 © Balaruc Tourism.
- By car: Occitania has a large number of motorways (A9, A20, A61, A75, etc.).
- By plane: the region has several airports, including the international airports of Toulouse, Montpellier and Lourdes.
- By train: the region is accessible from all the major cities of France and the European capitals.