Ax Les Thermes, France
The town of Ax Les Thermes is in the valley and is a spa town. From here you can drive up to Bonascre or take the telecabine there from the centre of the resort up to 1400m.
At a Glance
- Market day:
- Tuesday and Saturday
- Getting there:
The nearest airport is Toulouse and you can either get a taxi transfer straight to resort (not too expensive if there are a few of you).
It's also possible to get the Flybus navette to Toulouse railway station and then get a train to Ax Les Thermes. It's approx a 2 hour train journey - some are direct and some involve a change at Foix. The Flybus leaves approx every 20 minutes and costs 5€ per person each way. The train to Ax costs approx £20pp each way.
You can also get a train to Ax from Barcelona for a similar price so you could fly to Barcelona rather than Toulouse.
It is also possible to get the train from the UK all the way to Ax. Contact us for a quote.
- Altitude (min):
- Altitude (max):
- Airport Name:
- Toulouse 137km Carcassone 121km
- Local currency:
- Blue Runs:
- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
- Black Runs:
- Swimming pool:
- Indoor and outdoor
Ax Les Thermes
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The resort of Ax Les Thermes
The word Ax comes from the latin “Aquae” meaning water and les Thermes are the hottest thermal waters in the Pyrenees springing out of the ground at a temperature of 78 degrees. The natural sulphur and sodium in the water results in a thermal spa which has been used since before the 13th century to treat rheumatism and various respiratory problems. For a good view of this ancient city you can climb up to the statue on the Rock of the Blessed Virgin which overlooks the resort.
Most of the accommodation is down in Ax where we feature a range of hotels and apartments . There are bars, restaurants, a supermarket, shops, railways station, banks, chemist, post office, casino, tourist office and of course the thermal baths. Until recently Le Teich (Open March to November) were the thermal baths used by visitors to the resort . The residence Grand Tetras also houses Le Modele which is available to residents (see Grand Tetras for more information)
A new complex – Les Bains de Couloubret – opened a few years and is a popular place to go after skiing. There is a large thermal pool , 2 outdoor pools, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzis, cold plunge pool, warmer pools with waterjets – in short plenty to relax you after a hard day on the slopes. See Doingmore for more information/prices.
The resort is ideal for families, groups of friends or couples looking for a relaxing holiday. There is not a lot of nightlife, but there are bars to go to for a drink in the evening. There is one night club in resort.
Skiing and boarding in Ax Les Thermes
The skiing in from Bonascre which is accesible by road or telecabine from Ax. Bonascre is at 1400m and the skiing goes up to 2400m. There are 80km of pisted runs, but also many more off piste runs. There's good beginner area and some excellent challenging runs on the 5 blacks and the off piste. There's also a snow park and the area has 2 mountain restaurants.
Holidays in Ax Les Thermes by train
There is a train station at Ax Les Thermes making it a very accessible resort. The best option is to take the Friday evening train from Paris. The train leaves circa 21.56 and you will wake up in the morning to find yourself in the Pyrenees.
This is a great option to be able to ski for 7 days or even possible 8 days.
Getting to Paris on the Friday can either be by Eurostar or fly - as many UK airports offer a Paris service.
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