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image by Olivier Touzeau, 19 September 2021
The Great Spa Towns of Europe are eleven famous spa towns which represent the
heyday of the European spa phenomenon, rooted in antiquity and having a global
influence – they gained their highest expression between 1700 and 1930.
The 11 spa towns are: Baden bei Wien, Spa, Františkovy Lázně, Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Vichy, Bad Ems, Baden-Baden, Bad Kissingen, Montecatini Terme, Bath.
In 1987 the City of Bath in the UK was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Bath therefore became the first spa town in the world to be included on the list.
During a meeting in Vichy, France of the mayors of the 11 towns in 2019, a white flag with the (textual) logo of the Great spas of Europe could be spotted:
White flags with the names of the towns, their logo in small at the top and the logo of the Great spas of Europe at the bottom have been created.
- Vichy: https://www.lamontagne.fr/vichy-03200/actualites/circulation-par-quel-pont-de-l-agglomeration-de-vichy-faut-il-passer_13713029/
- Bath: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a1/b6/cc/a1b6ccae58f52507375770f926f775d5.jpg from https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/731623901949339615/
Olivier Touzeau, 19 September 2021