Located halfway between Tarascon-sur-Ariège and Andorra, the village of Ax-les-Thermes is nestled in the Pyrenean mountains about twenty kilometres from Camping des Grottes.
Both a spa and winter sports resort, Ax has plenty to offer its visitors in terms of on-site activities.
Thermal baths in Ax-les-Thermes in Ariège
Well known to spa-goers, the resort of Ax-les-Thermes has the hottest waters in the Pyrenees (77°C). These sulphurous waters are used to treat illnesses thanks to their analgesic and decongestant properties, but also to relax and recover after a day's hiking, for example.
The Ax 3 domaines resort
With Bonascre, Saquet and Les Campels, the Ax 3 domaines resort has less than 80 kilometres of ski slopes, enough to please all ski lovers!
Things to do around Ax-les-Thermes
Nature lovers can indulge in their favourite pastimes in an idyllic setting. On the programme, those who wish to do so can go climbing, horse riding, rafting, paragliding, etc. They can even try out more unusual activities such as the mini devil's cart and the trottin'herbe.
Château de Lordat
When you come to Ax-les-Thermes, don't forget to visit the Cathar ruins of Lordat Castle, 14 km away, where many activities are organised in summer.
The House of Wolves
Looking for a family activity that will amaze both young and old? 12 km from Ax, the Maison des loups welcomes you from April to October, close to the animals in semi-liberty.
Fancy a visit that is as surprising as it is breathtaking? The Luzenac talc quarry, 25 kilometres from Ax-les-Thermes, is the answer, as it is a site that reaches a height of 1,800 metres and is also one of the largest talc quarries in the world! To discover this breathtaking site, guided tours are organised by the tourist office from mid-May to mid-October (subject to good weather conditions).