Sunday, October 7, 2012

Les Grands Thermes

I once visited Bagnères-de-Bigorre, which is a spa about an hour's bus ride from Lourdes through the mountains. I did not know at the time that Marie-Antoinette's daughter had laid the foundation stone of Les Grand Thermes in 1823, which in her honor was called Les Thermes de Marie-Thérèse or the Marie-Thérèse spa. The princess found the warm baths to be highly therapeutic.

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