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La Ville d'Hiver

Ville d'Hiver

When Emile Péreire decided to buy forest land to build accommodation in 1857, the commune of Arcachon had only just been created. However, the area had long been known for its healing qualities. Bordeaux-based Doctor Pereyra and his colleagues had noted that pulmonary tuberculosis was considerably less prevalent among sea-farers and resin tappers in La Teste.There was another reason for the doctor…