King Louis Hot Spring Bath Pools to be Restored

Press Release:-The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is seeking to expand and diversify visitor experience at the Sulphur Springs Park. The SRDF, recognizing the superlative value that the tourist attraction presents, have strategically maximized every opportunity to highlight the natural wonder.

The restoration of the King Louis baths at the site has become the organization’s latest key project.

The King Louis – hot spring bath pools were constructed by Baron-de-Laborie, the French Governor of St. Lucia in 1784.The units were built for the monarch’s infantry after an analysis of the waters at Sulphur Springs revealed a striking similarity with waters of the famed French spas.

They baths were subsequently covered through land erosion and land mining in 1789.

The SRDF is seeking to resuscitate these baths to create an appealing new experience for visitors of the Sulphur Springs Park.

According to Corporate Administration and Communications Manager, Lester Cazaubon, “The baths create a touch point that ties us back to the French influence in our history through architectural ingenuity.”

Said Peter Lansiquot (contracted excavator and resident of Sulphur Springs), “It is amazing that the valves of the baths are still operational after being buried for 42 years.”

“The SRDF continues to ensure that there is an eruption of benefits at the Sulphur Springs park”, said the Executive Director of the SRDF, Mr. Jimmy Haynes.

Additionally, two “Black Water” pools and nature trail will be constructed as part of project deliverables for the site.

The Soufriere Foundation is a non-profit company located in Soufriere. Its mandate is to undertake social, cultural, human resource, tourism and infrastructure development in the Soufriere area.  The organization, which was established in 1993, generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Center, Soufriere jetties and 88.5 Soufriere FM.

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Like the play on words by Mr. Haynes……..an “eruption” of benefits at the Sulphur Springs park.

  2. Anon
    May 14, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Great idea! There is so much that could be done with this in terms of marketing. Remember Queen Josephine ‘s father had an estate in the area. This a marketer’s dream and why it has not been done before is strange. It is mentioned that the valves are still working . I hope no ‘philistine’ throws them away because they are old!
    Every artefact relating to these springs should be preserved therefore when preparing the area please have a senior tuned in person to oversee otherwise someone will just junk something of value to the marketing.

  3. Anonymous
    May 14, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Its about time! Its also important that it be done well. The Soufriere squire design showed little imagination and was stopped for valid reasons. I see a new energy with SRDF….good news!

  4. sharon terrell
    May 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wonderful news,keep up the good work.A mind is a terrible thing to waste,st.luca will rise again.Thank you all.

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