Bagnoles de L’Orne



Bagnoles de L’Orne is a spa town in the Lower Normandy region of France. Legend has it that a medieval lord, concerned that his favorite horse, Rapide, was reaching the end of its life, abandoned it in the forest near Bagnoles. Sometime later the horse returned home in great health and took its master back to the waters of Bagnoles were he too was rejuvenated, thus the Spa was born. This poster from 1937 is by the great French posterist, Paul Colin.