MILAN - Hiking on innumerable mountain paths in the summer; visits to museums or monasteries; walks along the "iron route", shopping, gastronomy. These are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in Andorra, a small Principality to the south of France, at the foot of the Pyrenees on the border with Spain. All through the year, the spa is devoted to the care and well-being of your body: "Caldea", the largest thermal spa and leisure centre in southern Europe, is in the village of Escaldes-Engordany.
Under a glass pyramid at an altitude of 1,024 metres, guests can relax in the enormous thermal lagoon covering 32 thousand square metres, in an ultra-modern (and slightly kitsch) environment with pools shaped like champagne glasses, each one with a different type of water jet. The baths, in an Indo-Roman style, have a vaguely "Hollywood" feel, and outside you can soak in grapefruit pools, great for exfoliating and softening the skin.
If you go to the thermal centre in the evening, you can watch the multimedia show "Mondaigua", which describes the water's journey under the Earth before it emerges in the 35 thermal springs with which this village is blessed.