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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ax-les-Thermes
Insee code09032
AltitudeFrom 697 to 2411 meters
Surface30.26 km²
Population1426 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSavignac-les-Ormeaux at 2.5 km (6 min)
Chief townFoix (at 43 km, 40 min)Orgeix at 3.7 km (7 min)
DepartmentAriègeVaychis at 4.5 km (7 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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A collection attributed to the pre-Roman times was discovered near the property of Couloubret, which go far back in time vocation resort of the city. The development of the town of Ax began in 1241. The Count of Foix, Roger 9th built a leper hospital and the Basin Ladres in 1260. The Society of Thermal was created in 1879. The station Ax-les-Thermes is approved for the treatment of rheumatism and sequelae of trauma and the treatment of respiratory tract (Pulmonology-ENT).


  • The Spa.
  • With its 80 kilometers of ski runs, the resort of Ax 3 Domaines, the slide is for all three areas with varied qualities: Bonascre (1400/2000 m), an area ideal for discovering the joys of sliding safely; The Saquet (1900/2300 m), birthplace of the station offering the best skiing and Campels (1700/2400 m) with its large spaces. Connection by cable car in less than 10 minutes to the village Ax-les-Thermes.
  • Gondolas running winter and from July to September.
  • Channel ATV / FFC - Miniature Golf - Swimming Pool Outdoor - Fishing - Rock Climbing - Climbing - Mini dévalkart and grass scooter - pony rides - Tennis outdoor and covered in dirt.
  • The House Curiste organizes activities: storytelling evenings, conferences, discovery ariégeois heritage, sightseeing, relaxation therapy, yoga ... Children's Home for spa, for children 4 to 17 years.
  • Casino with slot machines.
  • Cinema.
  • Bridge Club, Scrabble, board games ...
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TransportTrain station of Ax-les-Thermes
Information pointsTourist Office of Ax-les-Thermes
Leisure centresCasino of Ax-les-Thermes


  • Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings from June 15 to September 15, Tuesday and Saturday morning the rest of the year.
  • In June: Feast of the Mountain.
  • In June: Fête de la Musique.
  • In June: Feast of St John.
  • July: Festival of highways.
  • In September: Festival of Flavors.
  • Exhibition of paintings in the chapel of Saint Jerome.
  • Shows streets every Wednesday from early July to late August.
  • Animation fishing for children 6 to 12 years in July and August.


  • Guided tours of the Career of Talc de Trimouns, one of the largest in the world at 1800 m altitude.
  • House of Wolves and Mountain Observatory in Orlu.
  • Eagles Castle Lordat.
  • The dam Laparan (the highest of the Pyrenees).
  • The Romanesque churches Mérens, Unac, Vernal, and Verdun Axiat located on the scenic ledges.
  • The ruins of castles Lordat (specimen of medieval military architecture in the Pyrenees Ariege, which now houses a steal) and Montaillou (control site Cathar).
  • Over 450 km of nature trails, 4 shelters kept.
  • The National Wildlife Orlu: chamois, marmots, ptarmigan, capercaillie, bearded vultures and golden eagles live there in a setting decorated with gentian, mountain lilies, forget-me ...
  • Zip lines, monkey bridges over streams or climbing the Via Ferrata Ironworks Orlu.
  • Transhumance on farmhouses de Beille.
  • Horse riding, climbing, caving, paragliding, canyoning, canoeing, rafting.
  • When the snow comes, downhill ski resorts and Ax 3 Domaines Ascou-Pailhères and northern areas of the Valleys of Ax: Chioula Beille and offer a wide variety of activities. All gliding course, but also discovered snowshoe hikes, discovery of the sled dog rides or just walk ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Mountain break, snowshoeingNature and the outdoorsFrom 155 € to 496 €Ax-les-Thermes
Hike in the Ariège mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 25 €Ax-les-Thermes
Horse ride in the mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 14 € to 25 €Matemale (27 km)

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Basin LadresBasin Ladres
Façades typicalFaçades typical
Church of St. JeromeChurch of St. Jerome
Casino Ax-les-ThermesCasino Ax-les-Thermes
Basin LadresBasin Ladres
Plateau de BonascrePlateau de Bonascre
Gondola Bonascre / SaquetGondola Bonascre / Saquet
Start gondola AxStart gondola Ax
Statue Park City HallStatue Park City Hall
statues Tourstatues Tour
Basin BassesBasin Basses
source of guns (71 °)source of guns (71 °)
Porteil and Dent d'OrluPorteil and Dent d'Orlu
Pic of the Grave and waterfallsPic of the Grave and waterfalls
Plateau de BeillePlateau de Beille
Gondola to access the ski Ax 3 DomainesGondola to access the ski Ax 3 Domaines



Spa resort in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees
One resort, three ski areas!
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Monday 22 December
Min. 0°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 23 December
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 24 December
Min. 1°C - Max. 9°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet  
Le Chalet this is primarily a warm and friendly atmosphere at an exceptional service. In the heart of the Pyrenees and close to the spa town of Ax-les-baths, the discover card offers...
Located in Ax-les-Thermes31 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLa bruyere chez martine    
Chez Martine, you will discover the warmth, friendliness, good living in a house of character situated in a small mountain village. Another way to discover France the 'Bed & Breakfast'...
Located 11.5 km from Ax-les-Thermes52 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine du Hameau Baylesse  
At the heart of the Pyrenean Mountains, on the Castle Road, 15 minutes from Montsegur or small medieval town of Mirepoix, the area of the hamlet baylesse welcomes you in one of its...
Located 23 km from Ax-les-ThermesFrom 75 € to 120 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa pommeraie    
In the heart of the Pyrenees National Park and ideally located between the plate and beille Goulier and near AX les Thermes and Pas de la Casa, you can relax with the seasons indulging...
Located 23 km from Ax-les-ThermesFrom 55 € to 90 € the double room 

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House for 10 personsBelle maison de vacances Pyrénées Ariége
Our house is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, very close to the Pas de la Casa: Andorra is 40 min, 3h Barcelona, ​​the Mediterranean at 1h30. It is located on the heights of the...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesFrom 390 € to 660 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLes Cèdres Bel Air  
Apartment ds a house, 800 m altitude, 1.700 km Ax, facing south, overlooking mountains and city (spas, skiing, hiking, casino, etc...). In this T2 all the parts are separated, it includes...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesFrom 450 € to 520 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsRésidence les Tennis  
This apartment is located in a building with private parking, very close to the pool, tennis and mini-golf course, 650 m from the city center, gondola and spas. This apartment of 68...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesFrom 370 € to 480 € per week 

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243 places over 6 haSunêlia Le Malazéou    
At 700 meters at the entrance to the resort of Ax-Les-Thermes in the Ariège, the campsite Sunêlia The Malazéou open all year except in November, on a site of six hectares hilly and...
Located 1.3 km from Ax-les-ThermesFrom 19 € to 29.50 € per day 
23 places over 0,5 haDomaine résidentiel de la mare aux fées    
Want to escape the city, pollution, stress and everyday problems ? Camping La Mare aux Fees invites travelers to have a good time and relax in the Pyrenean Mountains. Here, nature and...
Located 16.9 km from Ax-les-Thermes17.50 € per day 
75 places over 2,8 haCamping la prairie     NEW
In the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees, in the heart of the wild Vicdessos Valley, a quiet and pleasant camping along the river, which invites you to relax and enjoy in peace...
Located 22 km from Ax-les-ThermesFrom 19 € to 22 € per day 

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Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax - Hotel in Ax-les-ThermesDomaine de la Vallée d'Ax     
Located in Ax-les-Thermes, residence Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax is just 20 km from Andorra. It offers modern studios and apartments, and free on-site parking. A balcony with mountain...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesRoom from 28 €
Résidence Privilège Resorts Les Chalets D'Ax - Hotel in Ax-les-ThermesRésidence Privilège Resorts Les Chalets D'Ax     
This Residence Privilege is located in Ax-Les-Thermes, 800 metres from the town centre and ski lifts. It offers free Wi-Fi (lobby), a fitness centre and outdoor heated swimming pool...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesRoom from 64 €
Résidence des Hauts Plateaux - Hotel in Ax-les-ThermesRésidence des Hauts Plateaux    
Located at the foot of the Bonascre slopes in Ax Les Thermes, 30 metres from the cable car and with easy access to Saquet and Campels ski resorts, this residence offers a heated indoor...
Located in Ax-les-ThermesRoom from 125 €

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Résidence Privilège Resorts Les Chalets D'Ax
This Residence Privilege is located in Ax-Les-Thermes, 800 metres from the town centre and ski lifts. It offers free Wi-Fi (lobby), a fitness centre and...
Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax
Located in Ax-les-Thermes, residence Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax is just 20 km from Andorra. It offers modern studios and apartments,...
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