This resort located in the heart of the Sancy Massif is a pleasant place to stay or walk. Labelled Famille Plus, many activities are aimed, all year round, at the youngest members of the family. Largely revolving around thermal baths, it is also dedicated to children suffering from respiratory diseases and dermatoses. It's named after the Gallic deity Borvo. Since their rediscovery at the beginning of the 19th century, two arsenical sources have been exploited at La Bourboule. One at 19 °C, the other reaching 40 °C higher. Guillaume Lacoste is the initiator of the construction of a first thermal establishment, but it's only forty years later, in 1854, that the town is going to know a real boom, with the creation of a second establishment. The Grands Thermes were inaugurated in 1877. This is the time when the Société des Eaux takes everything in hand. Courbettes and all kinds of social events were the order of the day until the 1930s, when a more popular clientele began to frequent the city. Most of the present quarters were built between 1890 and 1910, with two new phases of development after the First World War and in the second half of the 20th century. Today, about 11,000 people come to the countries of the Beneficent Fairies, you know, the ones who had the good idea to bring the Dordogne all the way here! All the wonderful creatures in children's stories couldn't have done better.

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