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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 Béziers
Canton Clermont-l'Hérault
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%

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]

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