It is situated in the Tech valley, and combines the old and the new with a mix of narrow cobbled streets and modern accommodation. It has become a 'station verte' meaning that it must strive at all times to ensure that tourists benefit from a calm and natural environment.
Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda is located at the confluence of the Mondony with the Tech, 28.5 miles (46 km) SSW of Perpignan by road. The town is situated at a height of 770 feet (230 m) and has both a winter and summer season.
In the winter season the average temperature is about 10 Degrees Celsius, and in the summer it is roughly 29 Degrees Celsius. Thunderstorms are not infrequent in the area, and the tell tale signs are small showers throughout the day.
The town has numerous sulphur springs (20-60C.) used as baths by sufferers from rheumatism and maladies of the lungs. There are two bathing establishments, one of which preserves remains of Roman baths, and a large military thermal hospital.