10 Things to Do in Ax-les-Thermes That You Shouldn't Miss

July 25, 2017 Jana Sager

Ax-les-Thermes in France, from Europe region, is best know for Other Outdoor Activities. Discover best things to do in Ax-les-Thermes with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Ax-les-Thermes

1. Bureau des guides de l'Ariege

Gare aval du Teleporte | Camp de Granou, 09110, Ax-les-Thermes, France +33 5 61 01 90 62
Excellent
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5 based on 158 reviews

Bureau des guides de l'Ariege

Established in 2004, the Guides Office of the Pyrenees (BGPA) is a group of specialists in mountain activities. Our diversity qualification offers a wide variety of activities and destinations throughout the year. Outputs and courses offered always a goal in a friendly sharing our passion and experience of the mountain and our "country."ALPINISM - HIKING - CANYONING - CLIMBING - CAVING - MOUNTAIN BIKE - VIA FERRATA - SKI TOURING - SNOWSHOES - SKI OUT TRACK - ICE CLIMBINGWhether you are family, eager to discover a new activity or quietly wishing to deepen a sport, you will find us a formula to suit your requirements and your stay.Our goal is to live with you magical moments in the Mountains while pursuing our collective development in Ariege in the Pyrenees, and everywhere in the world where we find our values​​!

Reviewed By Maria7ohlala - Augsburg, Germany

I went to the 'Canyon de l'Artigue' with a group of friends and we had a great time there. Even though it was my first time doing it, Stephane made a very good job explaining us the technique and all that was necessary in advance to reassure us. So in the end, I didn't feel scared at all, but only challenged, what made the experience an unforgettable one. (The only thing I didn't dare to do was to jump from the highest height... but I guess I had to leave something for the next time! :)).
The reception was also nice (they received us with coffe and juice), and both Stephane and Delphine were really helpful during the whole descent. Delphine even vonlunteered to take pictures of us and sent them a couple of days later for free. All in all it is a highly recommended experience. I will definately repeat.

2. L'Ecrin des Cimes

La Payssiere - Orgeix, 09110 Orgeix, France +33 6 08 52 32 29
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5 based on 35 reviews

L'Ecrin des Cimes

Reviewed By Philippa C - Cardedeu, Spain

This is by far the best riding centre I have ever been to (and that is quite a few!) The horses live free in a huge field,are in wonderful condition and beautifully trained and Fany is great teaching and helping with useful tips. I was...MoreI am very happy to read your mesage. Thanks a lot for your congratulations, and I hope see you soon for a ride !

3. La Maison des Loups

Les Forges, 09110 Orlu, France +33 5 61 64 02 66
Excellent
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4.5 based on 295 reviews

La Maison des Loups

Reviewed By GMMelbourne - Melbourne

We went at a time when the wolves had lost their winter coat so looked a little skinny but this didn't detract from their presence. The keeper's talk was informative as we watched the Canadian wolves feed and then we had time to walk through the woods to see other types of wolves. These were harder to spot and the warm, sunny day may not have helped. The Arctic wolves were active but we missed the others. In the woods are well designed information trails and a delightful listening circle where little ones can hear fairy tales about wolves. A domesticated animal enclosure and three enthusiastic piglets went some way to make up for the lack of wolves. There is somewhere to have a meal and of course some wolf souvenirs.

4. Les Bains du Couloubret

4 Promenade Paul Salette, 09110, Ax-les-Thermes, France +33 5 61 02 64 41
Excellent
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4 based on 557 reviews

Les Bains du Couloubret

Reviewed By JJHDerbyshire - Derbyshire

At 17 euros for two hours, the baths are very good value - especially when compared to nearby Andorra! There are several pools of different temperatures - I recommend the outside ones, where you can relax and look up at the spectacular peaks of the Pyrenees (shrouded in wonderful autumn colours when we visited). The main room is built on a Roman design but there is also a hammam, a sauna and a steam room to enjoy.

5. Akrobranch d'Orlu

Les Forges | Pôle Nature des Forges d'Orlu, 09110 Orlu, France
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Akrobranch d'Orlu

Reviewed By JonW2013 - Gloucester, United Kingdom

Directions, go to Orlu and carry straight on past the EdF place, car park is on the right hand side.
It closes at 6pm, but the last ticket is at 3pm, so plan your trip ahead of time.
€23 per adult.
After you pay you go and get your kit and have a demo, and very small practice. You are then sent on your way.
Warning - they do not speak any English. All the demo instructions are in French, if you only speak English, there is some very brief written instructions, but basically you have to work it out for yourself!
Before you pay, go and have a look and see if it what you want to do. It is quite challenging and high. If you are at all unsure, don't pay, as they never ever give refunds!
You also don't sign anything to say that you've read the terms and conditions - which are also in French. Your attention is also not drawn to the terms and conditions!
There is only one safety person walking around. If you were in need of assistance/ fell/ want to get down, to get their attention is almost impossible, and you could be stuck for quite a long time. This is definitely understaffed
My partner decided not to do the course, after stepping onto the first challenge, and they wouldn't give her any money back. The only compensation we were offered was 2 cans of cola.
I completed the course. It is good fun, great views over the Waterfalls, and definitely a challenge.
We've only scored it 2 stars, because of the poor customer service, lack of foreign language ability, safety aspects, only objective was to make money - not give a rewarding customer experience.
The owner also told us of a recent accident, so they had to tighten up on safety.... It would have got 1, but the location was good.
Would l do it again - here, no.
Such a shame, as it's in a great spot.

6. Parc Animalier d'Orlu

Les Forgues, 09110, Ax-les-Thermes, France +33 5 61 64 02 66
Excellent
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Parc Animalier d'Orlu

Reviewed By JenkeGoffa - Antwerp, Belgium

a beautiful parc where you can see the wolves being fed. By reservation you can feed the wolves yourself.

7. Vallee d'Orlu

Lieu Dit Forges D Orlu, 09110 Orlu, France +33 5 61 64 21 70
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5 based on 39 reviews

Vallee d'Orlu

Orlu valley is located in Haute Ariege in the Pyrenees, in the heart of the Valleys of Ax. Ideally located 5km from Ax les Thermes and Andorra foot, it offers an exceptional natural mountain environment, accessible and préservé.Vous are curious by nature? Do you like outdoor sports? You are looking for moods and sensations mountain? Valley is for you

Reviewed By flagoman

If you are tired of being burned in summer this is your fridge. All the Orlu valley seems to have his own weather, but take care, in the Mountains you can expect cold temperatures and sudden thunderstorms. The municipal camping has swimingpool and offers croisants and bread in the morning

8. Thermes d'Ax

Teich, Ax-les-Thermes, France +33 5 61 65 86 00
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Thermes d'Ax

Reviewed By Sheri L - Carcassonne Center, France

In summer beneath the canopies of large trees a timeless charm exudes from Ax Les Thermes. In winter it was peeled back, glimpses of its Belle Epoch heyday were still possible but the new architecture - or lack of style - struggles with the old and now decaying grand buildings in a graceless fashion. That said, such is far less so than nearby Andorra, an aesthetic disaster devoid of soul ...

9. Station de ski Ax 3 Domaines

Plateau de Bonascre, 09110, Ax-les-Thermes, France +33 5 61 64 20 06
Excellent
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3.5 based on 99 reviews

Station de ski Ax 3 Domaines

Reviewed By Nik P - Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

We've now enjoyed 3 years skiing in Ax. We've seen improvements to the ski slopes each year and we feel that it is a great place to ski. We are a family with 2 kids age 11 and 14, both have learnt to ski here and we enjoy our week long holiday staying locally in Ax Les Thermes. It is a lovely town with enough restaurants and bars, plus the wonderful Baths which we try and use at least once.
Up at the Ski station, there are ample restaurants and good ski hire shops. The rental prices are very good and the staff very friendly.
The gondola runs smoothly from the town to the ski station. There are often quests to come back down at the end of the day, but they move quickly and are well managed.
We have noticed that English is not so commonly spoken as it may be in other areas of France, but we always get by with a little help!

10. Le Vieux Four

5 rue de l Horloge, 09110, Ax-les-Thermes, France
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5 based on 12 reviews

Le Vieux Four

Reviewed By Eric D - Grenade, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Petite halte sur AX, une petite ruelle tranquille, une vitrine qui invite à faire une pause. Un accueil sympathique mais surtout de bons cocktails...

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