La Bourboule is a mid-mountain spa town, located in the Auvergne region of central France, with the Dordogne River running through its town centre. Its thermal spa opened in the 19th century to the wider public and is said to have healing properties in its water that help with issues concerning allergies, asthma and skin problems.
The Grand Thermes in La Bourboule is located in the centre of the Regional Natural Park of the Auvergne Volcanoes and offers thermal cures and a healthy stay. The bicarbonate-rich, chlorinated sodium water reaches a temperature of 58° C. The waters are infused with magnesium, lithium and fluoride to help reduce tissue inflammation and stimulate the immunity of the body. Facilities for children, such as a nursery, are also available.
The Fenestre Park is located nearby and has plenty of rides and activities for children including hiking trails, orienteering and an aquatic centre. The Tourist Office for La Bourboule is also situated outside the thermal spa.