17th century: Confirmed by Louis XII’s doctor 300 years later, word of these miracle waters had spread far enough for Pierre Milon, Louis XIII’s doctor, to want to go to the village and test them. Milon confirmed that the waters did indeed have healing properties.
19th century: Napoleon visits Napoleon had a thermal hospital built in the village to treat his soldiers’ skin diseases. Later, in 1905, a thermal centre was opened to take advantage of the springs’ qualities.
1913: Declared a spa town La Roche-Posay’s reputation was sealed – the French Academy of Medicine officially declared this quiet little village in western France a spa town.
THE LEGEND OF THE SPRING
Legend has it, Bertrand du Guesclin, a Breton Knight and military commander, discovered La Roche-Posay springs on his way back from the Spanish campaigns. As du Guesclin stopped for a drink, his horse, which was plagued by eczema, jumped into the water and emerged cured.
DERMATOLOGICAL PROPERTIES DEMONSTRATED BY CLINICAL TRIALS.
The La Roche-Posay Dermatoligical Laboratory has played a big role in better understanding the dermatalogical virtues of La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, through rigorous, high-quality scientific research carried out in collaboration with independent medical teams in France and abroad.
Clinical trials reveal its various effects including: Antioxidant & protective Soothing Anti-irritant Decongestant