At an elevation of 850 metres, La Bourboule is a spa town of Belle-Epoque charm, standing on the banks of the Dordogne river. It is the perfect holiday destination if you’re in search of fresh air, spa water and outdoor activities for the whole family.

La Bourboule, a thermal resort and an oxygen resort

The excellent quality of the thermal water and the air of La Bourboule make it perfect for a healthy break.
Just a stone’s throw from the busy town centre, La Bourboule and the Charlannes Plateau have trails galore for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners, and all sorts of outdoor activities.
In winter, opt for your first dog-sled ride or a snowshoe hike, ideal for quality time with the family.

Take care yourself

With its water that reinforces immune defenses, the Bourboule’s thermals offers treatments against respiratory tracts illnesses and dermatologic problems. It welcomes every year plentiful spa clients, even from a very young age, starting from 6 months old. Due to an incredible quality of the water and the air in La Bourboule, fitness and welfare cures are proposed to maintain or regain your shape and energy.

You can choose between a simple session after a long day, a relaxing moment during your holiday. What is the best for you?
Spas, unity cares, beauty rituals up to complete stays: Everything is possible! Little gourmet overview: body massage with spices and stones with tepid apricot oil, back scrubs with coconut granita, honey volcanoes ritual

Did you know...?

Legend has it that the local inhabitants once called upon the divine power of the fairies who lived 945 metres above sea level on a small granite mound called the Roche des Fées. They begged them to provide them with good land and water. And after the wave of a magic wand, the Dordogne river made its way to them. It arrived miraculously from the depths of the earth, emerging just below the Roche des Fées as a spring, the Choussy Spring. The scene was set and the true history of La Bourboule could begin...

A moment of relaxation at the Grands Thermes de La Bourboule

A moment of relaxation at the Grands Thermes de La Bourboule

Relaxing body treatments at the Grands Thermes du La Bourboule

Relaxing body treatments at the Grands Thermes du La Bourboule

A moment of relaxation at the Grands Thermes de La Bourboule

A moment of relaxation at the Grands Thermes de La Bourboule

La Bourboule, a destination for families

The village of La Bourboule is one of 6 in the Massif du Sancy that boast the Famille Plus label. Between a dog-sled ride, an E-scooter lesson or an afternoon at the swimming pool, there’s no shortage of activities.

Want to relax on a nice cool lawn? The Fenestre Park is the perfect place! You’ll also find plenty of play areas, giant slides, attractions and rides that the children will love. Happiness itself!

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Tips

A treasure hunt in La Bourboule: enjoy a family walk on the trail of the hidden treasure.

Download the trail on the Sancy Explorer application

Family picnic at the Plateau de Charlannes in La Bourboule

Family picnic at the Plateau de Charlannes in La Bourboule

La Bourboule, history and architecture

La Bourboule known glory, splendor and elegance during the “Belle Époque” years, to welcome Paris and worldwide elite. This is why now you can find wonderful houses, old palaces and a casino facade that is rated as historical monuments. The Great Baths with its Neo-Byzantines domes or the elegant caryatides of the city hall are the greatest examples.

Wander in the little streets and allow yourself to be convinced by the golden years beauty.

If you want to travel through time, don’t miss these remarkable sites: The city hall, The Casino, The Great Thermals, Georges Clemenceau Boulevard and other mazing buildings.

Tips

Follow the architectural heritage discovery trail.
Download the city map and the route map

The caryatids adorning the entrance to the Town Hall of La Bourboule

The caryatids adorning the entrance to the Town Hall of La Bourboule

A detail of the façade of the old Rozier bakery in La Bourboule

A detail of the façade of the old Rozier bakery in La Bourboule

The caryatids adorning the entrance to the Town Hall of La Bourboule

The caryatids adorning the entrance to the Town Hall of La Bourboule

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