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Make a holiday apartment in Ax-les-Thermes your home away from home

Ax-les-Thermes is a stunning region of southwest France, nestled deep in the hills of the breathtaking Pyrenees. As the area offers the same fantastic set of activities as the French Alps, whilst remaining both cheaper and less crowded, holiday apartments in Ax-les-Thermes present great options for a family getaway or a romantic couple’s break, regardless of the season. If you can picture your loved ones relaxing next to the fire place after a day out skiing or a taxing hike, then an Ax-les-Thermes holiday apartment is the perfect choice.

Things to do

Whilst Ax-les-Thermes may be known for its winter activities, there are also a multitude of great warm weather activities on offer in the area. It is a really good idea to plan your trip ahead however, as some attractions close during certain seasons, whilst more remote attractions may require you to have your own transportation.

-Skiing and snowboarding are certainly the Ax-les-Thermes region’s main draw cards, with tourists travelling from all over to hit the area’s multitude of fantastic ski runs. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or a professional with years of experience, the area surrounding your Ax-les-Thermes holiday chalet has something for everyone. Those looking for something a little different may even like to visit the Snow Park to test their skiing or snowboarding skills on some of the parks slippery rails and towering jumps.

-The Chateau de Montsegur fortress ruin located 60 kilometres from Ax-les-Thermes is a definite must-see. Perched on a towering rock formation known as “Pog”, the structure is a breathtaking combination of ancient architecture and rich history, not to mention the amazing view of the surrounding landscape. Guided tours are also available if you’re interested in learning all about the fortress’s bloody past.

-Hiking and biking in Ax-les-Thermes are summertime favourites for both locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re interested in short trails leading out from your Ax-les-Thermes holiday home or longer adventures into the surrounding mountains, you will find yourself completely spoiled for choice. Avid road bikers should be particularly excited about the region, as the eighth stage of the Tour de France 2013 stretched out from the township.

-The thermal spas which give the town its name, have been a popular tourist attraction since Roman times, with over 60 natural hot springs dotted in and around and about. Although traditionally used by the Romans to treat illness, the pools contemporarily make for a great way to ease aches and pains after skiing or hiking. The fact that these natural wonders are located within easy walking distance of your Ax-les-Thermes holiday apartment also allows you to spend as much time relaxing there as you wish.

-The Niaux Caves situated roughly 30 kilometres northwest of Ax-les-Thermes are home to some of Europe’s most stunning cave paintings, which date back to over 10500BC. The paintings can only be seen as part of a guided tour, although the small fee that they charge (9.80€ for adults and 6.00€ for children) is definitely worth it. If you don’t speak French however, it may be a good idea to book in advance for one of the English speaking tours.

The weather in Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes displays a typical temperate oceanic climate, which results in pleasant warm summers and mild winters. The best time of year to visit the region consequently depends upon your specific interests, with both the summer and winter months offering a broad array of great activities and attractions. Regardless of when you choose to experience the Ax-les-Thermes area however, it is a good idea to organise and book your Ax-les-Thermes holiday apartment in advance to avoid disappointment.

Getting to Ax-les-Thermes

Owing to its popularity as a world class ski destination, Ax-les-Thermes is quite easy to get to regardless of your preferred method of transportation. If you choose to fly to France from the UK, Toulouse airport is the most convenient to arrive at, as it’s located only 130 kilometres from Ax-les-Thermes and trains, buses and taxis are available to cover the remaining distance. If you have the time however, the train trip from the UK to Ax-les-Thermes is also something of an adventure.

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                                                                                                      Ax-les-Thermes Holiday Apartments & Chalets (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      mountain heaven

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                                                                                                      if you like mountain walking, wild flowers,insects, stunning views, staying in a typical old French gite with amazing views and garden to relax in this is the place for you. natural sulphur bath 10 min walk up in woods. owners very helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016