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Ax-les-Thermes tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: A spa town since the 19th century, Ax-les-Thermes is now better known for being close to the Ax-3 Domaines ski region

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ax-les-Thermes. For detailed visitor information see the Ax-les-Thermes travel guide.

Ax-les-Thermes is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 33 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Ax-les-Thermes is 683 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Grotte de Lombrives at 21 km and Quillan at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ax-les-Thermes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ax-les-Thermes in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ariege

Map of places to visit near Ax-les-Thermes


Markets in and near Ax-les-Thermes

Market days in Ax-les-Thermes: seasonal market: Thursday; weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (24km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (39km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (41km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (47km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (48km)

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Tourist attractions near Ax-les-Thermes, France

What to do at Ax-les-Thermes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ax-les-Thermes.

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (33km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (32km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (15km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (21km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (21km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (22km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (32km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ax-les-Thermes

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ax-les-Thermes

from Foix (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 683 km

from Calais: 915 km

from Nice: 453 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 797 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ax-les-Thermes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ascou, Bestiac, Caussou, Ignaux, Orgeix, Orlu, Perles-et-Castelet, Savignac-les-Ormeaux, Sorgeat, Tignac, Unac and Vaychis.

This page in French: Visiter Ax-les-Thermes

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