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L’eau des Abatilles

Water in Les Abatilles

The Sainte-Anne spring was discovered by chance in August 1923 when drilling for oil in the sector of Les Abatilles. For its commercial use, the Société Thermale des Abatilles was formed and authorized to operate via a ministerial decree dated July 10, 1925. The spring water was at the time recognized for its therapeutic qualities.The commune of Arcachon wished to lease a plot of municipal land in…