La Châteline,
unadulterated and 100% pure, straight from the Regional Natural Park Périgord-Limousin, classified Natura 2000 site, this is a high-quality pure water. In a world constantly suffering from air and soil pollution, this Spring water could be consumed daily.

It is in Haute-Vienne, in the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, an exceptional hydrological territory classified Natura 2000, that the spring water La Châteline has been captured since 1860.
A natural spring water that does not require a purification process to make it drinkable, which makes it perfectly suitable for infants.
Low in minerals, with no pesticide residues and detoxifying properties, fresh, crisp and clean taste, a healthy bottled water to quench your thirst.
This High-quality local water is committed to the preservation of its environment…
Its original slogan “Jamais ne déçoit qui en boit” “Never disappoints anyone who drinks it”, is well deserved!

Choosing the spring water La Châteline is also helping in maintaining the biodiversity of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park.
Because for every bottle sold, 1.5 cents of a euro is donated to the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park.


8 000 000
bottles per year


No pesticide
residues


Suitable
for babies


100 %

recyclable

ITS BENEFITS

Pure water from the heart of a protected site

La Châteline is a bottled spring water of underground origin, naturally protected by a unique geographical and geological location. Flowing from the Haute-Dronne biosphere reserve, one of the four French rivers labelled “wild rivers site”, this quality water, naturally pure and free of pollution, does not require a purification process to make it drinkable.

Far from any agricultural or industrial activity, it springs from the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, a region comprising five labelled Natura 2000 sites, including the Haute-Dronne river system. This European label aims to ensure the maintenance and improvement of the conservation status of animal and plant species and their natural habitats. A protective classification that guarantees in the long term the maintenance of the original qualities of La Châteline.

Low mineralized
water, without
pesticide residues

Its composition makes it a naturally pure water
that can be consumed daily by all, including
the most fragile, such as infants.

Calcium 1,4
Magnesium 0,65
Sodium 7,7
Potassium 0,68
Sulphates 3,3
Nitrate 3,1
Chloride 5,4
Fluoride 0,05
Dry residue at 180°C : 41mg/l – pH : 5,8

ONE BRAND

An everyday water

La Chateline Spring water can be consumed daily and at all ages.Its low minerality gives it a neutral and balanced taste perfectly suited for infants. Naturally fresh, La Chateline spring water is the ally of shared moments of conviviality, especially those partaken at the table. Neutral, it respects all flavors, a real asset for both gastronomes and wine lovers.

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Available in 2 formats: 1 liter and 0.5 liter, La Chateline can be carried anywhere. The 0.5 liter format fits easily into a handbag to accompany you in all your daily activities.

Bouteille 0,5 l.Bouteille 1 l.

Available in 2 formats: 1 liter and 0.5 liter, La Chateline can be carried anywhere. The 0.5 liter format fits easily into a handbag to accompany you in all your daily activities.

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A local water

La Châteline is a regional company that cultivates its perigourdin and limousin anchorage. To locally consume water from the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park is to contribute to the protection of soils, atmosphere, and a scarce resource.

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Buying a bottle of water La Châteline means consuming an unadulterated local product that is 100% pure. A natural spring water, from the land of Périgord-Limousin , bottled directly at the source with completely recyclable materials, thus limiting the CO2 impact on the environment.

A COMMITMENT

A PROMISE
FOR TODAY
AND TOMORROW

La Châteline’s primary concern is to guarantee a pure and fresh water, of remarkably high quality, as natural as possible for the body and well-being. La Châteline is also committed to environmental values engaged in the preservation of the water, the land where it is anchored, and our planet. Finally, values of proximity and authenticity are fiercely defended by La Châteline.

La Châteline acts for the preservation of its unique heritage and is one of the French SMEs labelled ” Engaged – Entrepreneurs ” by Ecocert Environment, in particular for its actions to protect the capturing area.

A preserved
environment

Located in the heart of the Périgord Limousin Regional Natural Park, La Châteline works in partnership with the players of this region, all engaged to the Parc Brand Values, which distinguishes in products, services or expertise emblematic to the values of sustainable development of the Regional Natural Parks. La Châteline is based on three fundamental pillars:
– A region: the production of bottled water promotes local natural and cultural resources.
– The environment: its exploitation contributes to the maintenance, even the strengthening, of the quality of the environments.
– Human beings: their activity allows a respectful development of the region by and for man.

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In collaboration with the Regional Natural Park and the municipality of Bussière-Galant, La Châteline conducts a policy of environmental protection to prevent any risk of contamination: eco-grazing, 0 snow removal salt, virtuous forestry practices, a certified zero pesticide commune, a specific emergency response plan; Strict measures that guarantee the original purity and unique quality of the Spring Water La Châteline. 

Contribution to the Saving of the Freshwater pearl’s Project

Drawn from the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park in the Haute-Dronne basin, the Châteline has a real interest in the LIFE+ program, which aims to preserve the ecological continuity of the site and to protect the pearl mussel, a critically endangered species, present in this wild river.

One of the challenges is to favor the growth of the pearl mussels and to ensure their preservation. From the Roman emperor Caligula to Catherine de Médicis, the pearls produced by these mussels were once very prized. Centuries of intensive collection combined with pollution have caused the depletion of these large mollusks (10 to 15 centimeters), whose population, now protected, is estimated at about 5 000 individuals nowadays. This bivalve is, furthermore, a remarkable bio-indicator of pollution in natural environments. To reproduce, it requires water with a nitrate content of less than 5 milligrams per litre. To live and develop, it also needs a soft water rich in oxygen, low in lime scale. It lives in streams of relatively fast current with a depth of 0.5 to 1.5 meters. These mussels can live for more than 100 years.

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ITS HISTORY

Return to
the sources

Drawing its thirst-quenching virtues in the famous regional Natural Park of the Périgord-Limousin, the sources of the roches bleues “La Châteline” knew a local then international renown in the 19th century, due like most mineral waters or springs, to the popularity of thermal cures at the time.

Its great stability and natural freshness earned it a quick international career, notably in former French colonies (Indochina, Africa…), until the 1960s.
It was first during the construction of the Suez Canal by the famous entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps, in the 1860s, that La Châteline travelled, strong with its qualities, to quench the thirst of around 10 000 workers laboring in Egypt to build it.
Its intrinsic qualities were recognized in 1908 by the Academy of Medecine, which authorized its classification as “natural mineral water”. “The water of the Roches Bleues is one of those waters, more precious for what they carry than for what they bring,” a medicine professor said at the time. It then became a water with therapeutic purposes.

La Châteline has always frequented the summits throughout its history (here at the top of K2) on the border of Pakistan, India and China where the Karakoram range extends over a length of more than 500 kilometers . This chain brings together a very high concentration of high peaks and it contains among others the second highest peak in the world (K2, 8,611 m).

However, the exploitation of the Châteline springs fell into disuse in the late 1970s and the site close its doors in the 1980s, before the sleeping beauty woke up again in the 21st century.
Still installed on its historic site of Bussière-Galant, in Haute-Vienne, in the heart of a territory classified Natura 2000 that protects its capture basin, La Châteline now benefits from a state-of-the-art production and bottling factory.