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Walking in the French Pyrenees Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Embark on a walking tour through the French Pyrenees
Follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims on this walking trip through sun-drenched meadows, over rocky outcrops and up mountain peaks, all the while taking in the mesmerising views of the Pyrenees. From Ax-les-Thermes, journey out to a new destination each day where trails lead to staggering panoramic views of these shared Andorran, French and Spanish mountains. Visit the pilgrim destination of Chapel of Barthelemy, witness spectacular views of Quie de Sinsat and follow a mountain ridge to picture-perfect lakes. No day is the same, except for the chance to stand breathless at the sight of this beautiful region.
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Once a place where soldiers recuperated after returning from the Crusades, the pretty spa town of Ax-les-Thermes can be found nestled in the Pyrenees at the confluence of three rivers.
From the ridges of the lower hills to the higher granite peaks and glacial lakes, exploring the epic panoramas of the Pyrenees is a breathtaking experience.
Ax-les-Thermes has a wealth of Romanesque churches and castle ruins and the surrounding countryside is perfect for outdoor pursuits like canoeing and canyoning.
With easy access to the many walking trails in the nearby mountains, Ax-les-Thermes is an ideal base to discover the magnificent vistas and rugged terrain along the Andorran border.
Ax-les-Thermes has over 60 hot springs which feed the town's therapeutic spas and the Bassin des Ladres (Lepers' Pond), a public pool where weary hikers can soak their feet.
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