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Route Thermale (Routes des villes d'eaux)

Embark on a healing roadtrip in the heart of France

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Route Thermale
  • France, Europe
  • 443 km
  • 7:32 hr

This roadtrip in the Auverge is the perfect combination of astonishing nature, wellness and cultural heritage. The Routes des Villes d' Eaux winds across green rolling hills and connects 7 gorgeous wellness resorts. You will be cruising through Europe's largest regional parks comprised of 80 volcanic domes and craters that erupted thousands of years ago. The numerous natural springs have high mineral content and this has attracted people of time-immemorial. Among Napoleon's favorite spa escape, this scenic 'Route Thermale' includes several historic wellness towns. Should you not be interested in water as a natural source of well-being, the baroque, neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture of the buildings make these towns nevertheless worth a visit. The trip ends in the Queen of all spas: Vichy.

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