Pleasure for the senses: enjoy a bubble of well-being
Indeed, the town of Ax les Thermes is renowned for its cures and for offering its visitors all the relaxation they deserve. Come and enjoy the sweet pleasure of being pampered and taking care of yourself.
How to get there:
The shuttle bus available at the campsite exit can take you directly to the town center. And from here you’ll be able to access the various points of the day.
Be sure to bring good shoes, as we’ll be walking a bit and the ground is particularly cobbled!
A trip to the thermal baths to warm up
So what are the benefits of this water?
It has strong antiseptic and healing properties, thanks to its sulfur content. It is also anti-inflammatory and good for rheumatism.
You’re sure to see people sitting on the edge of one of the pools, with their feet in the water, so don’t hesitate to try it out, in summer or winter.
In the four corners of the town center, you’ll find a thermal water bath and several thermal water points. They are open to the public free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rainwater from 8,000 years ago flowed through the mountains and into the depths of the earth, between limestone and granite. When it finally rises to the surface, it is hot and loaded with minerals. This explains the sulphurous smell it can give off.
Les Bains du Couloubret, a true moment of relaxation
After this little stroll, head for the Bains du Couloubret. These thermal baths will help you relax, from the tips of your toes to the ends of your hair. So you can choose your formula, according to your desires, and let yourself be guided.
First, there are the baths. It’s a large pool with small cells where you can enjoy the whirlpools, accompanied by a frigidarium, a caldarium and a vaporium. The frigidorium is a cold pool (15 degrees), while the caldarium is a pool heated to 38 degrees. It’s advisable to spend a few minutes in the caldarium, then move on to the vaporium and its thermal water vapors, before finishing in the frigidorium’s icy water. This boosts the body and improves blood circulation.
You’ll also find two outdoor pools where you can enjoy the warmth of the thermal water and the sun’s rays. Upstairs, adults can enjoy the Irish-Roman bath (whirlpool), the Nordic area (sauna), the Oriental area (hammam), and the optional wellness area.
- Open from 2.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Monday to Friday,
1:00 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday
and from 1.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Sunday
- Price €20 for adults (over 16) and €16 for 5-15 year olds for 2 hours
- Family rates available, see website: http://www.bains-couloubret.com/tarifs.asp
Plus, book an appointment for a massage or treatment in the wellness area. Our wide range of body treatments includes scrubs, foot, back and leg massages, using a variety of techniques and aromas. You can also book specific treatments or facials. They are available for both men and women, and treatments can be performed solo or as a duo.
Prices are available on their website: https: //boutique.bains-couloubret.com/categorie-produit/les-soins-du-visage/.
After your two hours of relaxation, you can take a stroll around the city. For example, to have a drink. There are several small bars and restaurants. Depending on the season, not all of them will be open. Don’t hesitate to head towards Place Roussel, and try out the “Comptoir des Négociants”. As well as being conveniently located, it has a large terrace that’s guaranteed to give you a good time!
After a great day out, you can end it in style by lounging by the campsite pool. Grab a good book and make yourself comfortable.
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