& its region
A HISTORICAL HYDROTHERAPY CENTER
IN A PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT
Founded well before the 12th century, the village of Avène is nestled in the Upper Orb Valley, at the heart of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park. This immense nature park, two thirds of which are covered in woods and forest, offers the ideal setting for a stay of rest and relaxation. Its exceptional geographic location, the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, the botanical wealth and copious amounts of sunshine make it the perfect place for such a stay.
AVÈNE IN THE UPPER ORB VALLEY
The vineyards are planted at high altitude, at the foothills of the Massif Central. All types of French vine-growing farms can be found within a 10 km radius given that the land lies over a very old fracture due to the shifting of tectonic plates.
THE LAND OF MOUNTAINS AND SPRINGS
Avène Hydrotherapy Center and the village of Avène are part of the 'Land of Mountains and Springs' with two local information and special events centers: the AVENE Orb Gravezon Tourist Office and the "Les Muriers" Leisure Center.
THE HAUT-LANGUEDOC REGIONAL NATURE PARK
The Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Parkc is the "balcony" overlooking the Mediterranean. Culminating at an altitude of 1,000 m, the mountain rises to the heights of its relief before opening into the vineyards that cover the plains. This is your chance to stretch your legs with a brisk hike through in the gorges of Héric and La Colombière, or to discover the Massif du Caroux and Lamalou-les-Bains.
Whether you come alone or as a couple, with your family or with friends, or as a guardian to a young patient, whether you stay at the Hydrotherapy Center with or without a car, the treatment program you are planning will present different requirements: our accommodations guide will help you find what you need.
Some of the local restaurants offer traditional cuisine, enabling you to discover regional specialties, while others provide family-style "nouvelle cuisine"
Because for children, their sisters and brothers, treatment must also include time for leisure activities and for meeting other young patients, the Hydrotherapy Center welcomes children ages 3 to 12 ans to the "Les Muriers" Leisure Center.