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Aixles Bains

Aix-les-Bains, in the department of Savoie, France, on the Lake Bourget, eight miles N. of Chambery. The efficacy of its hot mineral springs impregnated with sulphur and soda was well known to the Romans, and all the gouty, rheumatic, and dyspeptic sufferers that can afford the treatment flock thither at present from every quarter of the globe. Royal patients give the place a fashionable prestige that increases the swarms of annual visitors. The town is charmingly situated and well kept. Splendid hotels and villas have sprung up of late, and society finds amusement there, as at Hombourg.