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Cures d’air sous les pins

Fresh air therapy among the pine trees

In 1893, several doctors decided to have a "wooden house" built in La Teste forest which would be used as a shelter for sick people wishing to benefit enom enesh air therapy in a forest. In order for the house to enjoy some sunshine, it was planned to cut down around a dozen pine trees. The balsamic scent of the pine trees was then reputed to be beneficial for respiratory conditions. At the time, …