Musee Europeen De La Geothermie et Du Thermalisme, Chaudes-Aigues

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Musee Europeen De La Geothermie et Du Thermalisme reveals the mystery of the hot springs, the story behind the thermal waters, and the benefits of geothermal energy of the world. The natural springs in France are unique for Europe because they have the warmest waters at 82 C (179.6 F). You and you family will discover geothermal energy, the energy that humans used before oil, coal, or nuclear. Three floors uncover the mystery of tectonic plates, volcanoes, geysers, thermal waters and their benefits, and a dive down to underwater volcanoes called "Black Smokers." Plan to visit Musee Europeen De La Geothermie et Du Thermalisme and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chaudes-Aigues attractions using our Chaudes-Aigues vacation trip planner.
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  • The museum provide a quick overview on geothermal forces. the explanation provided by the guide (in French) provide a great history of the city and its unique way to warm houses  more »
  • The museum tells the story of how water from hot springs (reputedly the hottest in mainland Europe at 82C) has been used in this mountain town to heat homes for many centuries. There are displays of t...  more »
  • Hot acute life since ancient times, presented in various tables quite clear and exciting
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  • Extremely interesting tour. Reasonable price
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  • Nice visit
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  • A beautiful Museum with lots of interaction. The guided tour is very clear.
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  • Aging but Museum staff qualified and very welcoming.
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  • Explicit friendly!
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