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TownL'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorrePorté-Puymorens at 5.2 km
Insee code09139Porta at 7.1 km
Postcode09390Mérens-les-Vals at 8.5 km
Latitude42.5870150Orgeix at 14.6 km
Longitude1.7976890Orlu at 14.8 km
AltitudeFrom 1279 to 2816 metersAx-les-Thermes at 15.2 km
Surface26.12 km²Latour-de-Carol at 15.6 km
Population94 inhabitantsAscou at 15.8 km
Density3 inhabitants/km²Savignac-les-Ormeaux at 15.9 km
Chief townFoix (at 61 km, 57 min)Dorres at 16.4 km
DepartmentAriègeSorgeat at 16.4 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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The village is located at 1430 m altitude in the upper valley of the Ariege, just before the Andorran border.

It is a typical village in stone, with its hiking trails, fountains ...

According to the chronicle of Vich, Hospitalet owe its foundation to the knight Bertrand Enveight nephew of Susan Enveight, dowager-Jordan, where the boundaries came up Saillens (common Mérens-les-Vals) . Surprised by the year 1003 with his horse through a snowstorm on the western side of the neck Puymorens Enveight the knight made a vow, if he had saved his life to build a hospital or a shelter house with oratory dedicated to Saint Suzanne, patron of his aunt. At the same time, he opened his sword the belly of his horse, tore out the guts and put in their place. By this ingenious method, he warmed himself, could wait until the weather and find his way. He kept his promise and we still see today the chapel he had built near the bridge called Sainte Suzanne. This became the patron saint of Hospitalet. His feast day is August 11. The sanctuary of St. Suzanne was held by monks of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. At that time, the population consisted of Hospitalet July-August religious service attached to the hospital, assisted by a few volunteer workers (Donats) who helped care for travelers and pilgrims, to herding and cultivate the land. All lived very soberly.

In 1791, when the formation of the territory of Commons, the Refuge was a hamlet Mérens-les-Vals. Its first mayor was Peter Astri. Until the mid 17th century, the Refuge was designated as the Hospital de Sainte Suzanne, in memory of its founding. After the plague of 1631 and the records of Vital Mérens-les-Vals, it appears that the village has a church, under the patronage of St. Susanna, and a cemetery separate from Merens. The church bell, dating from the 17th century, was recast in 1843. His weight is 164 kg and note E-flat.

Village near the border, L'Hospitalet knew the invasion of Spain in April 1793 (where they were repulsed by the National Guard and troops of General Marbot) in 1811 and 1812 where they "went down" in the region Ax and even to the gates of Tarascon.

The iron mines Puymorens used to forge the Ariège valley make it, too, a necessary and a relay in line with its vocation. In 1865, the RN 20 to Mérens stopped. Not until the late 19th century stagecoaches crossed the neck of Puymorens.

Avalanches have remained in the memory: that of January 4, 1895, those 16 and December 25, 1906??

Its border location and topography make Hospitalet a crossroads: a Post Office was opened on 1 October 1898. The arrival of the railway with its extension to Ripoll allows the opening of the tunnel construction of the railway, October 20, 1908, in the presence of Delcasse, former minister. A hydroelectric plant is installed and a customs post.

In 1896, L'Hospitalet includes 28 houses for 34 households and 139 inhabitants.


The village is at the heart of the mountain, discovering Wilderness Sisca / Pédourès, Bésines ... Many lakes and ponds suitable for fishing, overnight possible mountain refuge (Bésines, Rulhe, Juclar).

In winter, ski touring reigns as the snowshoe. Wildlife is everywhere, the chamois, mouflon of Corsica in the valleys of Worn ...

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TransportTrain station of L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre


In June: fire on St. John.

In July, Republican meals.

Early August: village fete, concert, fireworks ...

15 August: feast day.

Late August: Race Isard: Mountain Run.

Many nature activities throughout the summer in partnership with the Association local nature.

Many mountain trips open to all with mountain observatory Orlu.


12 km from Pas de la Casa: ski resort Granvalira, multiple businesses ...

At 18 km from Ax-les-Thermes: ski resort of Ax 3 Domaines, the Couloubret spa center, spa, ride mountain ...

22 km: Mountain Observatory Orlu: heart of the mountain, museum sensory, wolf park, tree trail, nature reserve, visit the hydroelectric power ...

27 km: the career of talc Luzenac.

At 32 km: the eagles Lordat Castle and visiting the castle, Romanesque churches Axat ...

Discovery of the Aude and Pyrenees-Orientales nearby.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hike in the Ariège mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 25 €Ax-les-Thermes (15 km)
Mountain break, snowshoeingNature and the outdoorsFrom 155 € to 496 €Ax-les-Thermes (15.2 km)
Night in an igloo and snowshoeingSports sensationsFrom 89 € to 165 €Ax-les-Thermes (15.2 km)
Nomadic Trapper and White Fang adventure breakNature and the outdoors169 €Les Cabannes (24 km)
Foie gras duck & poultry farmLocal flavoursFreeErr (25 km)

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Thursday 18 September
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 19 September
Min. 9°C - Max. 25°C
Saturday 20 September
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°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 15.3 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre31 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsAuberge Cal Xandera    
A 18th century farm in the heart Angoustrine the Catalan Pyrenees. For a quiet, getaway or vacation, Brigitte and Houccine welcome you to the authenticity and simplicity.
Located 16.7 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre70 € the double room 
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 23 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre52 € 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 29 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreFrom 55 € to 90 € the double room 

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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 14.6 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreFrom 350 € to 465 € per week 
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 15.5 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreFrom 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 15.6 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreFrom 430 € 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 15.9 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreFrom 18.50 € to 28.50 € per day 
179 places over 7 haHuttopia Font-Romeu    
Located in the south of France (Catalan Pyrénées), Huttopia Font-Romeu offers exceptional views to the mountains. The camping is situated in a forest, at the entrance to the village...
Located 22 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre 

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Résidence des Hauts Plateaux - Hotel in L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreRésidence 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 12.8 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreRoom from 45 €
Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax - Hotel in L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreDomaine 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 14.5 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreRoom from 36 €
Résidence Privilège Resorts Les Chalets D'Ax - Hotel in L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreRésidence 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 14.5 km from L'Hospitalet-près-l'AndorreRoom from 27 €

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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...
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