The thermal waters of Luchon are sodic, alkaline, hyperthermal sulfurous waters, whose sulfur content is one of the highest in Europe.
Their temperature is respectively 72°C, 65°C and 50°C. The circulation of the waters in the rock is particularly long: a carbon 14 dating evaluates their age at 14 000 years.
Until 1979, 18 springs, distinct by their temperature, sulphuration, flow and radioactivity, were grouped according to their location in the galleries, in North and South groups. The water streams were collected in 118 griffins distributed in the galleries dug in the rock, behind and along the thermal buildings. The mixing of these sulphurous waters, deep and hot, with the surface waters linked to precipitations, of much lower temperature, could generate pollution risks. To remedy this situation, several drillings were carried out, the last one in 2009.
The spa of Luchon-Superbagnères is located in the department of Haute Garonne in the Midi Pyrenees region. It is located 113 kilometers from Lourdes and 49 kilometers from Saint Gaudens. Luchon is ideally located for excursions in the Pyrenees or even to go to Andorra not far from the spa. The thermal baths of Luchon are specialized in the treatment of rheumatology and respiratory tract. Bagnères de Luchon is the first spa in the Midi-Pyrénées thanks to the quality of its sulfurous waters. The station has a unique vaporium in Europe where the natural steam bath is formed by galleries (more than 150 meters of galleries) dug right into the mountain. Luchon is a mountain town with surrounding peaks of more than 3000 meters. The thermal history of Luchon goes back more than 2000 years and is still going on today with several springs. You can visit the thermal baths every Wednesday from April to October by registering at the tourist office of Luchon. In addition to the traditional cures, the thermal baths offer personalized free cures lasting 6 days for example for a double orientation Rheumatology + ENT or ENT + Rheumatology. Luchon is a lively tourist town that offers a wide range of activities outside the thermal cures. Think of booking your accommodation in Luchon for a spa treatment in complete serenity.
The Luchon Spa expands and undergoes a thorough renovation
The new spa center: well-being and dynamism offered to all Bagnères-de-Luchon is one of the most extraordinary natural sites of the Pyrenean chain. It is from this preserved environment that the new spa center of the Thermes de Luchon draws its strength and its dynamism. It welcomes curists and non-curists 365 days a year. It offers 3 pools on 2 levels including two covered pools and an outdoor pool on a terrace, bordered by a solarium. The center is also enriched by a spa with sensory showers, jacuzzi, sauna and cold activities. The third level emerges from the trees and reaches for the sky. The architecture of this new building is in line with the natural continuity of the mountain it backs onto and the historical natural vaporarium of the spa.