Cafés of Europe

Discussions on the future of spa towns through a series of prestigious round tables called “Cafés of Europe”, linked to large-scale cultural festivals taking place in the towns. These round tables are published online.



The town of Spa, the town from which is born the word that has become famous the world over, was also known as “the Café of Europe” in the 19th Century.


As in the case of Belgium, the European thermal towns were not only places of treatment, but were also characterized by intellectual gathering, where the political affairs of the time were discussed, all the while appreciating the value of contemporary artistic creation, and organizing debates of ideas.



A series of thematic events based on prestigious international debates and artistic collaborations are proposed, and will seek to reinvent the thermal towns as new “Cafés of Europe”. Among the themes covered are: the digital enhancement of heritage, the thermal towns at the origin of modern cultural tourism, the spa towns as a source of musical creation and the European spa towns - past and/or present utopias...

               

Enghien-les-Bains

Enghien-les-Bains
« Invisible Cities » Digital culture & augmented heritage reality: Key challenges for the thermal towns and for Europe On June 14, 2013 from 2.00 p.m to 6.30 p.m At the auditorium of the Centre of Arts in Enghien-les-Bains Get more information ?

Ourense

Ourense
“Water, Pilgrimages and Spirituality” A history of hospitality trough the sources of Europe September 19th - From 16:00 P.M Liceo de Ourense Get more information ?

Royat-Chamalières

Royat-Chamalières
“Travel, other paths through Europe: Journeys and memory” Thursday 14 November 2013 from 2pm to 6:30pm Théâtre of the Casino in Royat-Chamalières, France Get more information ?

Baden Baden

Baden Baden
The 17th April 2014, 2.00 p.m. Lichtentaler Allee 8, 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany Get more information ?

Spa

Spa
Place: SAS Radisson Blu Palace Hotel (Place Royale, 39) Date: Sunday 8th June – From 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm Get more information ?

Fiuggi

Fiuggi
The Movie Café 26th July 2014 Fonte Boniface VIII, Fiuggi, Italy Get more information ?

Acqui Terme

Acqui Terme
“ Historical Literature in Spa Towns” 17th October 2014 Get more information ?

Bath

Bath
The 5th March 2015 at Komedia, Bath: Bath Spa – a Utopia of the Past, Present and Future? Get more information ?