Our water

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 does evian come from?

French Alps

evian natural mineral water starts as rain and snow that falls onto a glacial plateau in the French Alps.

Glacial Plateau

Every drop of our water begins in the heart of the French Alps or the “impluvium” (the Gavot plateau in Chablais) where it filters through sand formations deposited during the ice ages and then emerges at the foot of the Alps in the town of Evian-les-Bains.


The water naturally filters through layers of protected underground rock for over 15 years. When it emerges at the evian source it contains already a natural and characteristic mineral composition, which gives evian its unique, crisp taste.



The water emerges at the foot of the alps in the town of Évian-les-Bains, where the evian mineral water was first discovered over 230 years ago. We have great respect for this region and the water it provides. For 30 years, we’ve been in partnership with the local community to continue to protect this natural resource so our water can be enjoyed today, tomorrow and always.

What is natural mineral water?


While there are many different types of bottled water, natural mineral water comes from an underground formation called an aquifer from which water flows to the surface of the earth at a source. Naturally pure and with a stable composition, it can then be collected. evian natural mineral water is collected and bottled from our source (Cachat Spring) in the French Alps.


Tap Water Filtered Water "Enhanced Water" Natural
Spring Water
Origin Municipal water of
multiple origins
Multiple origins Multiple origins Cachat Spring in the
French Alps
Process Disinfection Disinfection Disinfection and other treatments Filtered by nature
Additives or
No No Yes No