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Ax-les-Thermes Travel Blog

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We wanted to go to Andorra on out way down to Spain - and we had done it a couple of times before because the mountains downthere are really nice. We drove the route via Orléans, Limoges, Montauban, Toulouse, Foix and the turned in Tarascon-sur-Ariége. Our goal was Ax-les-Thermes at the foot of the Pyrénées.

Ax-les-Thermes in situated at an altitude of 720 m and is a small city with 5700 habitants and around in all approx. 800 km from Paris. You are 1h15 on route  A66 from Toulouse and  Barcelone 3h away.  The town is well known for its warm sulphur springs (77°•172° F.), of which there are about sixty. The waters, which were used by the romans, are claimed to treat rheumatism, skin diseases and other maladies. The town is also a ski resort.

In the summertime the city is quite calm and you can enjoy a nice evening there without any hassle. We found a small hotel in the city centre and also a nice little restaurant. After a well deserved meal we went for a walk in the city and enjoyed the sound of the water coming down from the mountain above. 

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