Relax in front of the Mont-Blanc
The wellbeing route includes numerous practices which range from whirlpool baths at variable intensities to relaxing baths with still water and sub aqueous music, toning cascades, themed saunas in wooden chalets, aromatic steam baths, a mud-treatment area, colour therapy rooms, aromatherapy rooms, relaxing rooms for admiring the views and much, much more.
A corridor connects the 19th century thermal establishment with the Ancien Casinò building, which hosts innovative thermal facilities and an area dedicated to mud-treatments. One turret of the building is dedicated to treatments where expert therapists give relaxing and toning massages for the whole body.
An evocative walk in the water takes you to the gardens where three open-air thermal pools have been built, which are the boast of the entire complex. Here, you will be enraptured by the natural setting where you can take a dip in the hot water pools located in the solarium, even when there has been heavy snow and admire the view of the Mont-Blanc Massif. The outside pools offer sunlounger areas with whirlpool baths set to different parts of the body, energising sessions and relaxation areas.
Some wooden chalet saunas with views over the Mont-Blanc chain complete the thermal garden.
During the day, relaxing events are organised in the saunas and in the steam baths: sessions to learn relaxation techniques and exercises, beauty masks and aromatic peeling treatments.
Thermal springs with 1000 years of history
The natural springs of Pré Saint Didier are located upstream of the Verney Torrent confluence and flow inside a cave at the base of the Orrido Waterfall.
The springs in the area were already known in Roman times, but the systematic use of the waters of Pré-Saint-Didier began in the middle of the 1600s, when the first foreigners came to the Alpine basin to “take the waters”.
In fact, the first tourism in the Aosta Valley was due to the therapeutic use of the thermal spas. It became most well-known in the period between the start of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s: indeed, the construction of the thermal establishment dates back to 1834, while the building which hosts the Casino was built in 1888. For over 150 years the thermal spas were one of the main attractions of the Aosta Valley, hosting illustrious personalities and becoming the favourite holiday destination for the Italian royal family.