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Roman Baths

Rennes-les-Bains, France

These thermal springs were once popular with residents of a nearby Roman colony. 

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This site in southern France was once the home of a Roman bathhouse that made use of the area’s thermal springs. You can see the old bathhouse. The waters are piped below the road to the river very below where a small pool has been built. You can relax in warm water and then take a cold dip in the La Sals river.

Artifacts found near this site offer archaeological evidence that the spa was once popular with the Roman colony Narbo Martius (Narbonne). Today, Rennes-les-Bains is also home to a modern thermal spa.

The bathhouse is also built on the Greenwich Meridian, there’s a marker point next to it.

Know Before You Go

You need to walk from the car park nearer the village. Wear trainers & bring swimsuits. A queue can form for the (very small) pool.

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