Spa town in France
Rennes-les-Bains is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.
Bathers have enjoyed the natural hot spring waters for thousands of years - they are still used today as a cure for rheumatism and certain skin problems. Today, it is a modern thermal spa with the latest equipment. Due to a microbe found in the piping of the old baths they have been closed and a new hospital built which gets its water from another source. Due to its enormous popularity the 'Bains Forts', an old 'lavoir' where young people have bathed for the last 40 years, have been cemented in and closed indefinitely. This event has led some to rename Rennes-les-Bains, Rennes-sans-Bains.
Located in the Haute Vallée de l'Aude, in the pleasant setting of the Valley of the Sals, at 310 m altitude, the Station Spa of Rennes-les-Bains, knows how to conjugate the benefit of its waters to the pleasures of the discovery of the back country audois.
Village of 162 inhabitants, 50 kilometers from Carcassonne and 25 kilometers from Limoux, Rennes Les Bains is truly the gateway to the Corbières.
Halfway between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, in the heart of the Cathar country, sandwiched between Mount Cardou (796 m) and the peak of Bugarach (1231 m), the first Pyrenean foothills, Rennes-les-Bains asserts itself as a Spa resort, Climate and Tourism and Green Resort ..
Thanks to its environment, its warm waters and the warm welcome of its inhabitants, you will enjoy in Rennes-les-Bains , a stay which you will appreciate the benefits.
Its mild and stable climate, its hot and cold springs, recognized for a long time for their therapeutic virtues, its heritage, testimony of an important colonization during the Gallo period, make of this station a privileged place for tonic holidays, family and relaxing.
Rennes-les-Bains is known for another reason, however: it is mentioned numerous times in many books about Rennes-le-Chateau, famous now also because of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Subsequently, the author Kate Mosse set the larger part of her 2007 novel Sepulchre in the immediate vicinity.