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The Gallo-Romans discovered the healing properties of thermal waters and attributed them to the gods: Borvo (the god of hot springs) and his partner the goddess Damona. Borvo, meaning 'to boil', gave his name to the spa town of Bourbonne-les-Bains.


Where the simple Gaulish wooden bathing installations stood, the Romans harnessed and canalized the springs and built a well.


The Romans who came to take the waters threw their votive offerings into the well, in recognition of the waters' beneficial effects. The spa resort became a flourishing, and even luxurious, place.




Mairie de Bourbonne les Bains

Parc du Château
52400 Bourbonne les Bains
Tél : 03 25 90 14 80 / Fax : 03 25 90 69 40
E-mail : mairie.de.bourbonne@wanadoo.fr