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Chaudesaigues Carlsbad Thermal Waters


Original antique health travel poster for The French Carlsbad Thermal Waters of Chaudesaigues (Cantal) / Le Carlsbad Francais Eaux Thermales de Chaudesaigues (Cantal). Great artwork showing people around a bonfire smiling and throwing their crutches onto the flames with the smoke rising in front of a town in the scenic countryside leading to mountains on the horizon, the caption below reading - At the End of the Season healed Bathers burn their Crutches. The two smaller illustrations on the sides depict views of the trees and rocks at the Le Remontalou stream and the Viaduc de Garabit viaduct bridge over the river in the valley, the title text in bold stylised lettering above and information below - The waters of Chaudesaigues are a sovereign remedy against rheumatic affections, bronchitis, scrofula, dislocations, fractures, war wounds and especially against organic diseases of the heart. During the Season five doctors reside in Chaudesaigues. The hotel of the establishment has been completely restored. Price of board including full treatment 1st Class: 8 Francs per day 2nd Class: 5Fr.50 per day Direct carriage from Paris to Saint-Flour leaving Paris PLM station Establishment in Chaudesaigues (Cantal) Telegraphic Office. The spa town of Chaudes-Aigues is located in the Massif Central mountain area of the Cantal department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of France; the natural hot spring water has been used since Roman times. Opened in 1885 the arched Garabit Viaduct railway bridge was built by Gustave Eiffel and Maurice Koechlin over the Truyere River. Printed by Chaix (Ateliers Cheret), Paris. Large size. Fair condition, large restored paper losses, large restored tears, staining, ink stamp on the top right corner, misaligned printing, backed on linen.

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