LA BOURBOULE, a watering-place of central France, in the department of Puy-de-D6me, 4! m. W. by N. of Mont-Dore by road. Pop. (1906) 1401. La Bourboule is situated on the right bank of the Dordogne at a height of 2790 ft. Its waters, of which arsenic is the characteristic constituent, are used in cases of diseases of the skin and respiratory organs, rheumatism, neuralgia, etc. Though known to the Romans they were not in much repute till towards the end of the 19th century. The town has three thermal establishments and a casino.
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