- 1 Saillon Thermal Baths
- 2 Exploitation of the thermal springs
- 3 Access
- 4 Components of the baths
- 5 Structures next to the spa
- 6 Curiosities in Saillon
- 7 Vidéo
- 8 Related attractions
Saillon Thermal Baths
The hot springs of the thermal baths of Saillon (Bains thermaux de Saillon in french) are known for a very long time since the Romans would have used them in their time. They gush out of the rock at the place called Les Bains at the bottom of the Salentse gorges. It is one of the six thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland.
Exploitation of the thermal springs
The first baths were built in the 1970s and began operating in 1976. They were then located at Les “Chiles” and were rebuilt in “Les Marais-Neufs” in 1983 at their current location.
A large free parking is available next to the thermal baths of Saillon.
Components of the baths
The thermal centre of the thermal baths of Saillon is composed of:
An indoor thermal swimming pool
Temperature between 32 and 34 ºC
Two outdoor thermal pools
Temperature between 32 and 34 ºC.
A large outdoor pool
Semi-Olympic swimming pool at 28ºC.
A river with a flow
Slides and paddling pool
The slides are only open in summer.
A “Mayens du Bien-Être” space
For those over 16 years old in cottages next to the river with saunas, steam baths and cares.
Structures next to the spa
- Fitness and aerobics area.
- Restaurant and bar.
- Kiosk and grocery store.
- Hotel and apartments.
Curiosities in Saillon
In the municipality of Saillon, before going to the baths, you can visit the castle’s keep, which can be climbed to its summit with metal stairs, or the impressive Farinet footbridge between the two sides of the Salentse gorges. A walk from Saillon in the form of a 7 km loop and 3 hours of walking takes you along the footbridge and the slopes of the vineyard. It also offers a beautiful view of the southern slopes of the Valais Alps.