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Church St-Andre-Rieussec
Church St-Andre-Rieussec
Coat of arms of Avène
Coat of arms
Avène is located in France
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Lunas
Intercommunality Avène, Orb et Gravezon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Caballe
Area1 62.65 km2 (24.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 293
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34019 /34260
Elevation 294–978 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Avène is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 332 —    
1968 457 +37.7%
1975 430 −5.9%
1982 259 −39.8%
1990 269 +3.9%
1999 275 +2.2%
2008 293 +6.5%

EAU THERMALE Avène[edit]

Since 1743, when the first Hydrotherapy Centre was built near the Sainte-Odile spring, the vocation of Avène has never changed: The Hydrotherapy Centre is entirely dedicated to dermatology. The therapeutic properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water has been used at the Hydrotherapy Centre 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 and its soothing properties. Originating as rain, the water filters through the Cévennes Mountains absorbing minerals and trace elements for until it reaches the mouth of the ancient 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 Company and independent researchers. After 12 years of work, researchers identified one of the reasons why Avène Thermal Spring Water is so effective - it’s called “Aqua Dolomiae".

Avène Thermal Spring Water comes from an extremely deep, pure source that is home to a unique, age-old microflora called "Aqua Dolomiae". The two-part name describes its dual nature: AQUA refers to the thermal water in which it grows and DOLOMIAE to the varied dolomite rock through which the thermal water flows underground in Avène. This process originated as pure rain mixed with sea spray rich in mineral salts, then the water filters through porous, mineral filled rocks and comes into contact with micro organism, Aqua Dolomiae. This unique occurrence does not occur anywhere else in the world except the Cevennes mountains in France.

This microflora called Aqua Dolomiae that makes this thermal spring water so effective comes from deep within the earth and produces the active substances found in the Avène Thermal Spring Water that gives it its significant anti-itch, anti-inflammatory properties, helping to stimulate the skin’s natural protection. http://www.aveneusa.com/history/[citation needed]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3549667/

The Eau Thermale Avène skincare brand was launched in 1990. Its products are formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water and bottled directly from the source of the spring.[1]

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