Our water & History

Our water gets its unique cool, crisp taste from its 15-year journey through the French Alps. It starts as snow and rain and infiltrates through the ground of our Impluvium before slowly traveling through layers of glacial rocks where it becomes naturally filtered and enriched with electrolytes and minerals. Nature gives our water everything it needs - we don’t add things for taste or enhance with extras.

Where we came from

Let’s take a look back to where it all began: 1789 to be exact. This wasn’t just any year, it was the most important year in evian water history: the year our natural mineral water source was found by a local French nobleman, the Marquis de Lessert, in the town of Évian-les-Bains. While out on a walk, he got thirsty and drank from what turned out to be far more than any ordinary source. The Marquis found this particular water to be so ‘light and easily drinkable’ that he started drinking it regularly.

From Cachat source to evian® water and thermalism

Seduced by the quality of the water, Monsieur Cachat began selling its water to the local community. Soon after, people wanted more than just to drink the water, they wanted to be fully immersed in it. In 1806, the first thermal spa opened, followed in 1826 by the first bottling facility installed on the site of the Cachat source.