Volvic water begins as rain and snow that falls on an ancient, dormant volcanic park in central France. The water takes years to filter through mineral rich layers of rocks before it is bottled under strict supervision in a highly sanitary bottling facility after emerging from its protected source. Free from the incline of the outside world, Volvic’s constant and specific mineral composition comes from its highly protected geological origin.
At The Beginning
Deep in the heart of France is a chain of ancient volcanoes, a gigantic natural filter from which springs Volvic water. Volvic Natural Spring Water emerges from a volcanic ecosystem in the center of France, a large and ancient protected environment called Auvergne. It is bottled exclusively at its source, the Clairvic Spring in the town of Volvic.
The Luxurious Auvergne
Volvic Natural Spring Water comes from one of the biggest and oldest preserved ecosystems in Europe: the Volcanoes Regional Natural Park of Auvergne. If you visit the Auvergne, you will find an exuberant, historical region, dedicated to nature and outdoor activities. The magnificent landscape is popular with para and hang-gliders, while outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of discovery trails and rivers for hiking, biking, rafting and canoeing.
At the base of the Puy de la Nugère, Volvic water is created by rainwater that slowly seeps underground through porous layers of puzzolana and fissured lava down to the impermeable granite bed on the old valley bottom. During this underground filtration process, Volvic water is filtered and in contact with the rocks and minerals it impregnates. Through this process Volvic acquires its unique mineral composition. When it reaches the impervious bedrock, the water slowly flows downstream where it is captured over 90 meters deep.
Mother Earth’s Filter
Volvic water is created by rainwater that seeps very slowly underground through 6 porous layers of volcanic rocks. Mother earth’s filter gives Volvic its perfect mineral balance with naturally occurring electrolytes such as Calcium, Sulfates, Magnesium, Potassium, Bicarbonates, Silica and chlorides.*
Taped at 90 meters deep, Volvic Water is pristine with a low mineralization and a consistent composition. It is only when Volvic water is bottled that it sees the daylight for the first time.
*Mineral Composition (mg/L):
Calcium 12, Sulfates 9, Magnesium 8, Potassium 6, Bicarbonates 74, Silica 32, Chlorides 15. Balanced pH of 7.