Already during the Gallo-Roman era there was a spa here. Thanks to a novel in which the beauty of a shepherdess is attributed to the quality of the waters of this village, the small town gets an attention boost. In 1845 this beautiful thermal establishment is opened. It enjoys an excellent reputation until the end of the 19th century, but collapses around the turn of the century without any apparent reason. Almost 100 years later an attempt is made in the same place to bottle and sell the once famous spring water as a top product, aimed at the rich clientele of luxury hotels and restaurants of the Arabian Peninsula. The project, however, turns out to be a commercial failure and the company eventually closes in 2014.