La Bourboule, located on either side of the Dordogne river at an altitude of 850 metres, is both a spa resort known for its curative water and an approved Green Resort (resort paying particular attention to its natural environment) and Station Kid (resort making childrens' facilities and activities a priority). It attracts a large number of spa patients and even more kids! Les Grands Thermes thermal baths, featuring typical belle-époque architecture, specialises in treating respiratory and skin conditions. It also offers well-being and fitness breaks.
Not far from the baths is the charming Parc Fenestre, a beautiful wooded park to wander round and relax in.
The spa resort's very green surroundings are a favourite destination for walking fans who go there for sites like La Vernière and Plat à Barbe waterfalls, and Banne d'Ordanche and Roche Vendeix mountains.