The spa resort of Bourbonne-les-Bains is situated in a remarkably well preserved natural environment, at the source of the River Meuse, on the border of the Lorraine, Franche-Comté and Burgundy regions.
Each year, from March to November, more than 10,000 people come to take the waters and benefit from the healing properties of the hot springs, which have a high calcium and magnesium content, as well as being rich in sodium and trace elements that have a similar composition to human serum.
The waters flow through different rocky layers from a depth of up to 2,000 m, thus acquiring their properties and picking up heat before surfacing at 66°.
The springs at Bourbonne-les-Bains have curative effects on rheumatism, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, bone decalcification and ENT disorders, as part of a three-week medical water cure. Clinical scientific research on water cures taken at Bourbonne-les-Bains, carried out by the Nancy University Hospital, has proven that thermal waters improve the quality of life, lessen pain and increase bone formation.
Local applications of mud are carried out using clay kneaded with the thermal water: they accentuate the thermal waters' properties through cutaneous exchange and reduce muscular contractions.
The bath has a relaxing effect. The hydro-massage bath is particularly popular with those taking waters at the spa resort: for 20 minutes, jets of varying pressure sweep over the entire body. The jet shower is invigorating and stimulating.
In the hammam, or emanatorium, situated directly above the Roman well, the rare gases and thermal vapours are gathered and directly absorbed via the pulmonary route.
ENT treatments include aerosols, inhalations, sprays and gargles.
March 2, 2020
November 18, 2020
- From March 2, 2020 until November 18, 2020