THE SPA AND 'BELLE EPOQUE' BUILDINGS

66820 VERNET-LES-BAINS

Phone : +33 4 68 05 53 25 // +33 4 68 05 41 02

Description

On the left bank of the Cady, on the outskirts of the greenery of the Charles Trent park you will see attractive buildings dating of the Belle Epoque. The casino was designed by Petersen, an architect pupil of Charles Garnier. The 'Kipling Path’ is part of local heritage, following the path you will be informed of the creation of spa towns. A second path leads to the Winter Garden and recalls the novella that Kipling wrote here "Why snow falls at Vernet". On the left bank of the Cady you can explore the beautiful "Charles Trenet" Park and its surroundings. Here you will see several fine buildings dating from the "Belle Epoque". These include the grand and handsome Casino. This is the work of the Danish architect Petersen, a student of Garnier. A short, self-guided heritage trail, the "Chemin Kipling", leads you around this fascinating part of the town. Its information boards describe the history of Vernet's hot-water spa. A similar trail takes you up into the Winter Garden. It introduces you to Kipling's charming short story, "Why Snow Falls at Vernet". Guided tours, starting from the tourist office, are organised in the holiday season.

Groups

yes

Spoken languages

  • French

Pets welcomed

yes

Amenities

  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Services

  • Cameras allowed
  • Shop

Visits

  • Guided visit on request
  • Free visit constantly

Average visit duration : 100 min

Group Visits

  • Guided group visit on request
  • Free group visit constantly

Average visit duration : 100 min

Payment methods

  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

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