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La Bourboule

  • A tourist resort, congress centre and spa town, La Bourboule is built along the Dordogne river. A small, bustling town with all the charm of the Belle Epoque, offering a wide variety of shops and many green areas.

  • Architectural heritage

    Architectural heritage
  • Heritage, proof of the rich spa history
    - Town Hall: a former casino, known as the Cariatides in reference to the Greek goddesses who carry the front balcony. Inside, the grand staircase and very ornate pediments on the doors are crowned with canvas paintings (1893), Italian theatre
    - Casino: a majestic building, the result of several construction schemes. The art-deco style, geometric decor is reminiscent of oriental calligraphy. The slot machine hall is the best preserved: stucco decors, columns with capitals, pilasters, etc.
    - Georges-Clemenceau boulevard: large esplanades, terraces, façades from the art-deco, neo-classic and baroque eras, turrets and watchtowers in the troubadour style, a bandstand, the façade of the former Rozier patisserie (1922) covered in mosaics (motifs glorifying water) listed in the additional inventory of historic monuments

  • Roche des Fées

  • Plunging view over La Bourboule
    Access: from Guillaume Lacoste square, take the steps (follow the yellow signs: 1 hr return journey)

  • Activities and leisure

  • Water fun activity centre: swimming pool, children's area, wellness area
    Nordic walking
    Horseback riding
    Orientation
    Health: spa water treatments and packages, massages, Iashi Dome, sauna, hammam... at the thermal baths and other establishments 
    Mountain biking
    Discotheque, pub, casino, multimedia library (documents in English)

  • Fenestre Park

    Fenestre Park
  • A landscaped park of 12 ha: many shrub species, many of which are very old as they were planted when the park was created in 1874 (as is the case for the 45m-high sequoias, which are rare in the region), garden of perennials, a multitude of activities and children's games, picnic areas.

  • Charlannes Plateau

    Charlannes Plateau
  • Charlannes Plateau (1050/1300m) and its hiking trails
    Access: from the town centre via the gondola lifts (plunging and panoramic view during the journey), or via the D129 road (6km)

  • To discover

  • Minéralexpo (exhibition of minerals, ancient scientific objects)

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