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Spa (town)

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Spa is a town in the Ardennes, Liège (province), Belgium. It is famous for its mineral springs, and -subsequently- for putting the word 'spa' into 'spa-town'. (The water from the springs -which goes by the name Spa - is sold throughout Europe .) Though it is not particularly important nowadays, Spa's elegant architecture bears witness to the fact that it once attracted kings, queens and nobles from all over Europe. The towns setting in a deep, wooded valley is undeniably picturesque, as is the surrounding countryside, and these things combined make it well worth a visit.

Spa

Get in[edit]

By train: In order to reach Spa by train, one has to change trains in Pepinster, where most trains between Liège and Verviers/Aachen stop. There are two stations in Spa, which are called Spa and Spa-Géronstère.

Get around[edit]

Spa is small enough to explore on foot, though one would need a car (or at least a bike, though the hills are steep) to explore the surrounding countryside.

See and do[edit]

There are a number of spa's and museums, as well as casino in Spa. It is also internationally famous for the nearby Spa-Francorchamps F1 racetrack, and nationally for the nearby eleventh century castle of Franchimont.

Eat, drink and sleep[edit]

There are a number of hotels, campsites, cafes and restaurants in Spa.



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