In the English language there is a specific word for 'health resort' or 'place with thermal baths', namely the word Spa.
Very often people don't know that in the Walloon region of Belgium lies the beautiful city of SPA.
The name of this city has even become the generic term that, in Anglo-Saxon countries and in Japan, denotes mineral springs and a thermal resort !
At the end of the Middle Ages, SPA became more and more famous and started to attract a lot of people who visited the place to use the water for their health benefits. Soon, SPA became know as 'the Café of Europe'. Nowadays, SPA still shows the 'grandeur' of its past.