Avène

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Avène
Church St-Andre-Rieussec
Church St-Andre-Rieussec
Coat of arms of Avène
Coat of arms
Location of Avène
Avène is located in France
Avène
Avène
Avène is located in Occitanie
Avène
Avène
Coordinates: 43°45′29″N 3°06′00″E / 43.7581°N 3.1°E / 43.7581; 3.1Coordinates: 43°45′29″N 3°06′00″E / 43.7581°N 3.1°E / 43.7581; 3.1
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementBéziers
CantonClermont-l'Hérault
IntercommunalityCC Grand Orb
Government
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Serge Castan
Area
1
62.65 km2 (24.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
302
 • Density4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34019 /34260
Elevation294–978 m (965–3,209 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avène (Languedocien: Avèna) is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

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Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962332—    
1968457+37.7%
1975430−5.9%
1982259−39.8%
1990269+3.9%
1999275+2.2%
2008293+6.5%
2014299+2.0%

Avène Thermal Spring Water[edit]

A Hydrotherapy Centre was built near the Sainte-Odile spring in 1743[citation needed], and focuses on using the purported therapeutic properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water to address a variety of dermatological conditions and skin concerns such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and burns.

The brand is centered on Avène Thermal spring water. Precipitation filters through the Cévennes Mountains and resurfaces at the Sainte-Odile spring. Its composition is thought to make it effective for the care and management of sensitive skin. Over 150 stringent biological, pharmacological and clinical studies on Avène Thermal Spring Water have been conducted by the Avene Thermal Spring Company and independent researchers.[citation needed]

Sights[edit]

Saint-André-de-Rieussec
  • Roman church ofe Saint-André-de-Rieussec 13th century.
  • Church of Saint-Pierre de Rouvignac 12th century.
  • Church of Sainte-Marie de Vinas 12th century.
  • Church of Saint-Antoine de Serviès (1715).
  • Saint-Barthélémy Church (1135).
  • Truscas Church 19th century.
  • Saint-Martin d'Avène church (modern).
  • 13th century bridge over the Orb.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.