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

Ax-les-Thermes is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie 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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Grotte de Lombrives at 21 km and Quillan at 33 km.

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

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



at 17 km (direction )

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely...

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte de Lombrives is...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your...

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore close to...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 33 km (direction north-west)

The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town and the...

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 33 km (direction north-west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky...

See Chateau de Foix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

The fortified village of Camon, listed as a 'most beautiful village of...

See Camon guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 39 km (direction east), in the Aude department

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain...

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at 41 km (direction east)

In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the bastide town...

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at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude countryside...

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

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at 46 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide

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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

Ax-les-Thermes is in the south of France at 33 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Ax-les-Thermes is 683 kilometres from Paris).

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