The Cachat spring
The Cachat spring – formerly known as the Saint Catherine Fountain, is the most famous of the many natural sources in Evian. Built in 1903, at the same time as the pump room opposite, the spring runs all year at a constant temperature of 11.6C.
This mineral water spring is why Evian is known all over the world. It is named after Gabriel Cachat, the owner of the garden where it ran at the end of the 18th century. The therapeutic qualities of the water were discovered by Count Jean-Charles de Lazier, an aristocrat from Auvergne. Fleeing the French Revolution, he stayed in Evian from June 1790 to September 1792 at Gabriel Cachat's home and drank the water every day. His kidney stones, having made him suffer for years, disappeared rapidly. Analysed in 1807, the water is recommended for kidney and bladder ailments and its popularity as simple drinking water increased in 1860. The Cachat Spring belongs to the Evian mineral water company.
Throughout the year : open daily.
- Town location
Free of charge
- Guided group tours
- Unguided individual tours