⛲ The 6 Thermal Baths in French-Speaking Switzerland

The Thermal baths in French-Speaking Switzerland


The French-speaking part of Switzerland contains six thermal baths to which the Torpille team has added those of Leukerbad very close to the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Some are very old, such as those of Yverdon, Saillon and Leukerbad, which were exploited in Roman times as long as 2,000 years ago. Three cantons do not have thermal baths, namely Neuchâtel, Jura and Geneva.

The thermal baths of French-speaking Switzerland:

  • Thermal baths of Saillon VS
  • Thermal baths of Ovronnaz VS
  • Thermal baths of Lavey VD
  • Thermal baths of Val d’Illiez VS
  • Thermal baths of Yverdon VD
  • Thermal baths of La Gruyère FR
  • Leukerbad VS

Among the thermal baths, the Torpille team includes baths benefiting from the supply of hot groundwater. There are no exact definitions of the word “thermal” which literally means “heat”.

The strong points of the thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland


The Torpille team lists below the characteristics of each thermal bath.

Legend:
ℹ️: Pool information.
👍: Strong point
👶: Open to babies from 0 to 4 years old.

Thermal baths of Saillon


logo thermal baths of saillon

The thermal baths of Saillon are located in the Rhône Valley between Martigny and Sion. The baths offer a good prestation with various pools and a thermal river with a small current ring. In summer, big slides will delight the children.

The river of the thermal baths of Saillon.
The thermal river of the thermal baths of Saillon.

A video describing the baths in Saillon.

Ovronnaz thermal baths


logo Ovronnaz Baths

The Ovronnaz baths are located within the ski resort of the same name. Relatively simple, they do however offer the most beautiful view of all thermal baths.

The view of the Alps from the thermal baths of Ovronnaz
The view of the Alps from the thermal baths of Ovronnaz

The official video of the thermal baths of Ovronnaz.

Thermal baths of Lavey


lavey bath logo

The Lavey baths in the canton of Vaud opposite Saint-Maurice have one of the largest bathing areas in French-speaking Switzerland. They have the largest flow ring and the particularity, in their inner basin, of having an underwater sound system.

Lavey’s outdoor thermal baths.
Lavey's outdoor thermal baths.

The official video on Lavey’s thermal baths.

Thermal baths of Val d’Illiez


logo thermal baths of val d'illiez thermal baths park

Recently expanded, the thermal baths of Val d’Illiez in the valley of the same name are the smallest in French-speaking Switzerland. They have the particularity of offering a simple thermal river from untreated spring water.

The river of the thermal baths of Val d’Illiez.
The river of the thermal baths of Val d'Illiez.

A video presenting the Val d’Illiez baths.

Thermal baths of Yverdon


logo thermal baths d yverdon

The thermal baths of Yverdon located next to the city hospital do not offer any specific features and are intended for adults rather than children.

The entrance to the thermal baths of Yverdon.
The entrance to the thermal baths of Yverdon.

A promotional video of the thermal baths of Yverdon.

Thermal baths of Gruyère


logo of the baths of the Gruyere

The thermal baths of Gruyère are located in the village of Charmey. The outdoor pool offers a view of the Gruyère mountains.

The outdoor pool baths of Gruyère.
Le bassin extérieur bains de la Gruyère.

A video about the thermal baths of Gruyère.

 

Leukerbad


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  • ℹ️ 1 indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools.
  • 👍 Two big slides.
  • 👍 Two basins for children and babies.
  • 👍 Pyrotechnic show at night
  • 👶 YES
  • 🔗 Comparative table

The Leukerbad are by far the best in French-speaking Switzerland, they offer pools and activities for all ages.

The entrance to the baths of Leukerbad.
The entrance to the baths of Leukerbad.

A video about the thermal baths of Leukerbad.

 

Comparative and detailed table


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NomBains de la GruyèreBains de LaveyLeukerbad ThermeBains d'OvronnazBains de SaillonThermes ParcBains d'Yverdon
VillageCharmeyLaveyLoèche-Les-BainsOvronnazSaillonVal d'IlliezYverdon
Cantonpetit drapeau du canton de fribourg Fribourgpetit drapeau du canton de vaud Vaudpetit drapeau du canton du valais Valaispetit drapeau du canton du valais Valaispetit drapeau du canton du valais Valaispetit drapeau du canton du valais Valaispetit drapeau du canton de vaud Vaud
Lien vers activitéActivitéActivitéSuisse AllemandeActivitéActivitéActivitéActivité
PhotoBains de la Gruyère

Bains de Lavey

Leukerbad Therme

Bains d'Ovronnaz

Bains de SaillonThermes Parc

Bains d'Yverdon

Nombre de bassins (m2)1 Intérieur (34)
1 Extérieur (34)
1 Intérieur (35-36)
1 Extérieurs (32-34)
1 Extérieurs (35-36)
1 Intérieur et ext
1 Intérieur enfant
1 Intérieur bébé
2 extérieurs
1 Intérieur (180)
2 Extérieurs (190 et 250)
1 Intérieur (275, 34°)
1 Extérieur (275, 34°)
1 Extérieur (310, 28°)
1 Intérieur (34)
1 Extérieur (34)
1 Intérieur (34)
1 Extérieurs (34)
1 Extérieur "ludique" (28-32)
Spa Dédié✔️ 2✔️ dès 16 ans à 37✔️ 35
Surface totale des bassins620860
Températures33°-34°32°-36°28°-43°30°-37°32°-34°18°-35°28°-34°
Rivière thermale✔️
120m
✔️ (21) eau naturelle
VueMoyenneMoyenneMoyenneExcellenteExcellenteAucuneAucune
Toboggans✔️✔️ en été
Appréciation1/32/33/32/32/31/31/3
Age minimum44AucunAucunAucunAucun3
autreHammam et bain turc dès 10 ans1 Hammam dès 4 ans; spa et soins dès 16 ans
Parcours aquatique
3 espaces de repos
Cercle aquatique
sons dans intérieur
1 Grande pateaugoire avec jeux
lumières et effets pyrotechniques
deux grands toboggans
1 PateaugoireSpa dès 16 ans
Jacuzzi ext (35)
’Espace Forme est accessible aux enfants dès 14 ans
16 ans minsaunas et soins dès 16 ans
Cafet ouverte sur les bains✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Site WebSite WebSite WebSite WebSite WebSite WebSite WebSite Web
Vidéos YoutubeVidéoVidéoVidéoVidéoVidéoVidéoVidéo
Prix 20183h/5h
Dès 16 ans: 26/37
AVS/Etudiant: 23/33
4-15 ans: 14/26
heure supp: 5
3h/4h
Dès 16 ans: 27/34
AVS/Etudiant: 23/31
4-15 ans: 18/23
1/2 heure supp: 5
3h/Journée
20 ans et plus: 25/30
16-19 ans: 19.50/24
8-15 ans: 14/16.5
Moins de 8 ans: Gratuit
Pas de limite de temps
Adulte: 22
AVS/Jeune: 20
Enfant: 13
Pas de limite de temps
Adulte: 24 à 28 selon jour
AVS/Etudiant: 21
4-16 ans: 13
Moins de 4 ans: Gratuit
Pas de limite de temps
Adulte: 25
AVS/Etudiant: 21
4-16 ans: 15
Moins de 4 ans: Gratuit
3h
Dès 16 ans: 19
Etudiant: 15
4-15 ans: 11.50
Bains connus des Romains✔️✔️
RemarqueTempérature de l'eau captée entre 62 et 70 degrés. Les plus chaudes de Suisse Romandetrois salles de repos
3500m2 d'espace extérieur en été
Bains connus des Romains
Un bassin semi olympique (28) ouvert seulement en été.
En été, toboggan, d'un pentaglisse ainsi que d'une pataugeoire
Source connue des Romains.
Captée à 29

Which thermal baths should I choose ?


In the Torpille’s opinion, the best baths in our listing are clearly those in Leukerbad. They own:

  • A pool for toddlers from 0 to 2 years old.
  • A pool for children from 3 to 8 years old with castles and slides.
  • Two slides for teenagers and adults.
  • A large outdoor swimming pool.
  • A large indoor swimming pool connected to an outdoor pool with pyrotechnic shows in the evening.
  • A very hot outdoor pool.

The disadvantage of Leukerbad is that it is far from the French-speaking part of Switzerland and it will be necessary to spend at least one night on site to make the most of it. We will choose Saillon for a closer destination.

Pyrotechnical show at the baths of Leukerbad.
Pyrotechnical show at the baths of Leukerbad.

Finally, it should also be noted that the baths at Yverdon, Lavey and La Gruyère are prohibited for children under 3 or 4 years of age.

Thermal baths map


The following link shows the geographical location of thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland.

Questions


Which baths are best suited for children under 10? ?

  • The Leukerbad is the only one to offer aquatic activities for children under 10 years old.

Which baths are best for teens ?

  1. Leukerbad – Indoor slides
  2. Saillon Baths – Slides in summer

Which baths offer a thermal river? ?

  • Saillon baths
  • Val d’Illiez baths

Which baths offer water flow rings ?

  • Saillon Baths
  • Lavey Baths

Which baths offer saunas and hammams ?

  • All thermal baths offer saunas and hammams included in the entrance fee. They are limited to those over 16 years of age.

What are the baths open to newborns ?

  • Ovronnaz baths
  • Val d’Illiez baths
  • Leukerbad
  • Saillon baths

Which baths are less suitable for children and teenagers ?

  • The thermal baths of Yverdon do not offer any facilities for children and teenagers.