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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and Saunas
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Description:
These are locations where the public is offered the chance to soak in special "curative" waters, have a massage or relax in a steamy environment. This includes public Saunas and Kneipp Walk Pools.
Expanded Description:
The term Spa is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, where, since medieval times, illnesses caused by iron deficiency were treated by drinking iron bearing spring water. In 16th century England the old Roman ideas of medicinal bathing were revived at towns like Bath.

The category is intended to cover locations not already belonging in the "Hot Springs" category. For example, this would include mineral baths in which the water is known for its curative properties but requires human intervention to be heated to a pleasant temperature. Also, some mineral baths may be located at sources of water which are cool or cold, or the water may be transported from another location, or minerals may be added to otherwise unremarkable water. Establishments which are primarily swimming pools or water fun parks are excluded. If you would like to include a hot spring or thermal bath in this category, you may, but please log it first in the Hot Springs category.

Turkish Hammams (Baths) are also included in this category. We'll define this loosely as a really special destination steam bath experience (No unremarkable health club/hotel saunas or steam baths please).

Pubic Saunas are also included in this category..

Lastly what are called "Day Spas" in the U.S. will also be included. These offer massages, facials, nutritional counseling, etc. and focus on "well-being" but are not necessarily oriented around water. Establishments must be truly dedicated to such well-being treatments. Establishments offering primarily "beauty" services such as haircutting or pedicure services are excluded.

As of January 2, 2018, Kneipp Walk Pools are also included in this category. This is a small pool with very cold water and some kind of railing to help you keep your balance. You walk barefoot inside the pool in the cold water, with one foot in and one foot above the water (like a stork). This type of pool is used to promote good blood circulation.

Establishments of ill repute are excluded.

Instructions for Posting a Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and Saunas Waymark:
Please log only locations which are open to the general public and for which the primary reason for going there is to enjoy the mineral bath, hammam, day spa, sauna, or Kneipp Pools. Facilities which are unremarkable hotel facilites, for example, or offer haircutting or pedicure services are excluded. Please note that Kneipp pools are rare outside of Europe, so a hotel with a Kneipp pool will be accepted.

Include two photos. One which is a photo of the facility sign and a second photo which gives a good impression of the exterior. For Kneipp pools you must provide proof that a Kneipp pool exists in the facility (photo or web link).

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Please comment on your experience and provide any tips for future visitors.
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Image for Les Thermes de Neyrac les Bains - Franceview gallery

NWNW3.5 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasLes Thermes de Neyrac les Bains - France

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[FR] Neyrac se trouve au coeur du pays des Jeunes Volcans d'Ardèche, proche des célèbres gorges de l'Ardèche. [EN] This thermal bath is located in the young volcanoes part of the Ardeche not too far from the famous Ardeche gorge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 5/16/2011

last visited: never

Image for Les Thermes de Vals-les-Bains (Ardèche), Franceview gallery

EE6.3 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasLes Thermes de Vals-les-Bains (Ardèche), France

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[FR] L'existence du thermalisme à Vals-les-Bains remonte au XVII ième siècle. Il y a eu jusqu'à 188 sources en exploitation. [EN] The existence of public baths at Vals-les-Bains goes back to the 17th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 6/27/2011

last visited: 7/20/2013

Image for Caleden - Chaudes-Aigues (Cantal), Franceview gallery

WW104 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasCaleden - Chaudes-Aigues (Cantal), France

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[FR] Caleden est un véritable complexe offrant toutes les formes d’exploitation de l’eau thermale. [EN] Caleden is a real complex offering all the forms of exploitation of the thermal water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

Image for L'oasis - Montpellier - Franceview gallery

SS120.5 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasL'oasis - Montpellier - France

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Bain de vapeurs aux senteurs de l'orient au hammam de Montpellier. Steam bath with oriental scents in the hammam of Montpellier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 5/16/2017

last visited: 1/11/2018

Image for Thermes Sextius - Aix en Provence, Franceview gallery

SESE155 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasThermes Sextius - Aix en Provence, France

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[FR] Un Spa au centre d’Aix en Provence à deux pas du cours Mirabeau et si près de Marseille. [EN] A Spa in the centre of Aix en Provence, not far from the Cours Mirabeau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 5/13/2010

last visited: 3/8/2018

Image for Royatonic - Royat (Puy-de-Dôme), Franceview gallery

NWNW157.2 km

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Spas, Hammams, Mineral Baths and SaunasRoyatonic - Royat (Puy-de-Dôme), France

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[FR] Au pied du puy de Dôme, venez puiser toute l’énergie de l’eau délivrée par les terres d’Auvergne volcaniques. [EN] At the foot of the Puy de Dôme mountain come experience the waters of the Auvergne volcanos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 6/4/2018

last visited: never

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