Flowery bridge on the lake at Bagnoles de l’Orne

Bagnoles-de-l’Orne is located southeast of Normandy, in the Orne department makes farmland and forest, stables and castles. Nestled in the heart of 7000 hectares of forest and the Regional Natural Park Normandie-Maine, Bagnoles-de-l’Orne is a spa resort and born with the birth of tourism in the late nineteenth century. Her spa is known for the treatment of venous diseases (phlebology) and rheumatism. The site was chosen for its calm and its environment, a large hotel, a casino located near a lake, all connected by a park crossed by a river and a water: and were created in the nineteenth century spa towns. Magnificent villas still testify in the Belle Epoque district created by Albert Christophle, MP and prefect of Orne, between 1886 and 1914. At the time of specifications imposed conditions of elevation: using local and natural materials (sandstone, wood and wrought iron), volumes (perpendicular plane, turret, balcony, bay window…) and colors (blue, yellow, red and green).
Source : France voyages

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