Avène Hydrotherapy Centre

Set in the heart of the Orb Valley, the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre sees an influx of patients from all across the globe.  These patients, often referred by dermatologists are assigned to 21-day personalised programmes.

First inaugurated in 1990, the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre went through expansion in 2005 to offer more elegant architecture which beautifully complements the pristine site of the Sainte-Odile spring.  The Avène Hydrotherapy Centre caters for patients with vast dermatological conditions using the latest medical equipment.


Avène Hydrotherapy Centre has a team of dedicated staff who have all gone through training to specialise in dermatology and this along with Avènes dedication to dermatology has allowed it to become the first Hydrology Centre to receive the “Aquacert HACCP Termalisme” certification.


Avène Hydrotherapy Centre offers treatments for the following conditions, all supported and administered under medical supervision.

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Burns
  • Chronic pruritus (itching)
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Scars


The treatments offered at Avène Hydrotherapy Centre are personalised and are available in a range of forms to suit all patients’ preferences and needs.  All treatments include the Avène thermal spring water.

  • Baths, showers, and sprays
  • Filiform showers
  • General and localized pulverizations
  • Underwater massage
  • Thermal spring water compresses

The centre also offers additional therapy which consists of Body wraps with emollient cream to treat dry skin and Hydro Heliotherapy which uses UV light.

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