Thermes de Cilaos

Thermes de Cilaos information

Location
Cilaos
Address
Route de Bras-Sec
Telephone
+262 262 31 72 27
More information
www.cg974.fr/thermes
Opening hours
8.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-5pm Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri, to 12.30pm Wed, 9am-5pm Sun
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Cilaos' sources thermales (thermal springs), which are heated by volcanic chambers far below the surface, are said to relieve rheumatic pain, among other bone and muscular ailments. For visitors, several health treatments are offered, including a 20-minute hydromassage (€15) – bliss after a long day's hiking in the Cirque.

The springs were first brought to the attention of the outside world in 1815 by a goat hunter from St-Louis. A track into the Cirque was constructed in 1842, paving the way for the development of Cilaos as a health spa for rich colonials. The thermal station was opened in 1896 and the tradition continues today.