The city of Balaruc-les-Bains

Balaruc-les-Bains is one of the charming towns that surround the Thau lagoon and spa resort. It is located north of Sète, a 40-minute drive from the campsite Les Mimosas, and has the distinction of having been built on a portion of land that juts out into the lake. We recommend that you explore this town of just 7,000 inhabitants during your stay in the Hérault. You will be surprised by the tranquility of the city center, the beautiful views of the lake and the many activities that you can make a couple, with family or with friends.

The first spa resort in France

His name is well known bathers and Hydrotherapy professionals. Balaruc-les-Bains is not only the only spa in the Mediterranean, but also the first in France with over 50,000 spa guests every year. The resort specializes in rheumatic diseases (rheumatology) and disorders of blood circulation (phlebology). Balaruc-les-Bains The thermal baths offer, in addition to specific treatments, care for the map for a total fitness in the Hérault at the edge of the Thau lagoon. The thermal water of balaruc is very rich in calcium, magnesium and bicarbonates. Its benefits were already known in antiquity. The mud, that mitigate and sometimes eliminating joint pain, are among the favorite treatments of spa guests.

A nice natural and cultural heritage

Balaruc-les-Bains enjoys a prime location. The village was built on the banks of the Thau lagoon, less than 5 kilometers from Sète and the Mediterranean, at the foot of the mountain of Gardiole. It has a beautiful green area of ​​2 hectares, the ancient Mediterranean garden, opened in 2011 and with the label "Remarkable Garden". This ecological and chronological tour consists of 7 well-appointed themed areas including a grove and an area for medicinal plants and astrological. Strolling through the village streets, you will see the Notre Dame des Eaux (or Our Lady of Aix) dating from the twelfth century with its massive architecture typical of the Romanesque style and the Gallo-Roman aqueduct along 5 kilometers and 2 000 years old.

What to do in Balaruc-les-Bains?

Although Hydrotherapy is the main attraction of Balaruc-les-Bains, the town offers other activities for sportsmen and nature lovers. Many trails along the Etang de Thau. This body of water is of great ornithological interest because it is a refuge for many migratory birds such as the flamingo and the black-necked grebe. If you are interested in oyster farming, the museum pond Bouzigues will reveal all the secrets of oyster farming. Bouzigues also houses a zoo that delights children. Back in Balaruc-les-Bains, give yourself a stroll on the promenade Georges Brassens admiring the pond and relax in the Charles de Gaulle park before trying your luck in the casino. The Etang de Thau is a wonderful playground for thrill seekers and water sports: sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, kitesurfing ... The greatest Languedoc-Roussillon Lake has several beaches perfect for lounging and swimming safely. Plenty of safe bike paths along the pond, as well as beautiful hiking routes around the mountain of Gardiole. The market is a great opportunity to buy local products and chat with the producers. It is held every Tuesday and Friday morning in the Charles de Gaulle park. Above all, do not leave of Balaruc-les-Bains without having made a detour to La Cure Gourmande. This biscuit installed in the former home of the station will leave any indifferent lover of biscuits and chocolate.

You visit Balaruc-les-Bains with children? Take them to the Dinosaur Museum in Meze!