Are you going shopping in Pas de la Casa? This roadtrip will give you ideas for visits to do on the way! Let's go for 2 days to discover Ariège from the north to the south of the destination, to reach Andorra.

2 days
🚗 Driving time: 3h
(I.e. Departure Arrival : Pamiers / Ax-les-Thermes
🛣️ 184km (round trip)

Day 1

  • Departure from Pamiers 
  • Path Pamiers ➡️ Ax-les-Thermes
    62 km - 56 min

Stop n ° 1: Foix

  • Pamiers ➡️ Foix
    21 km - 25 mins

Where to park for free in Foix: 

  • Parking de la Vignes (240 spaces)
  • Champ de mars car park (260 spaces)

What a pleasure to stroll in the small narrow streets of Foix, the secret passages, the pontils of the rue des Grands Ducs, the half-timbered houses of the Place Parmentier, the so-called “goose” fountain which in fact represents a swan. , the grain market, the Saint-Volusien abbey ... keep your eyes peeled and dare to take the detours through the small streets ...

You can also, if you prefer, take some time to visit the Foix castle in the afternoon, rather than the Prehistory Park! Up to you !

Peckish ?

Stop n ° 2: Prehistory Park, in Tarascon-sur-Ariège

  • Foix ➡️ Tarascon-sur-Ariege
    17 km - 17 mins
Atelier "Faire du Feu" Parc de la Préhistoire

Both a park and a museum, the Prehistory Park is the essential place to discover, whether you are young or old, the life of Cro-Magnon while having fun. Over the course of a day, during the animation workshops, you will learn to hunt, to paint on the walls, to cut flint, to light a fire like 14.000 years ago, to excavate like an archaeologist or to paint on the walls of a cave larger than life! 

Then take the road back to Ax-les-Thermes, where you will spend the night.
29 km - 31 mins

Where to sleep ?

Day 2

  • Ax-les-Thermes route ➡️ Steps from the house
  • Return journey Pas de la Casa ➡️ Pamiers

Stop n ° 1: Shopping in Pas de la Casa

  • Ax-les-Thermes route ➡️ Steps from the house
    31 km - 40 min

Attractive prices, great variety of stores, Pas de la Casa is, 361 days of the year (even Sundays) the ideal place for victim fashions, mountain dwellers, photography enthusiasts, or simply those who want to shop cheaply. 

Be careful with the authorized quantities!

The 4 public holidays to avoid for shopping in Pas de La Casa:

  • September 8 (Meritxell, National Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas)
  • January 1 (New year)
  • March 14 (Constitution)

After your shopping, go back down to Ax-les-Thermes!
31 km - 40 min

Peckish ?

Stop n ° 2: The Couloubret baths or the Lombrives cave

For the afternoon, you have two choices: relax at the Les Bains du Couloubret spa center in Ax-les-thermes, or visit the Lombrives Cave in Ax-les-Thermes!

Couloubret baths
At the Bains du Couloubret, in a splendid decor inspired by Roman antiquity, you can immerse yourself in deliciously hot thermal water (33 ° to 38 °) with particularly relaxing properties.

Les Bains du Couloubret © Eurothermes / Alain Baschenis

you can relax in the steams of the hammam, relax in the dry heat of the sauna and you will be able to discover the trilogy of the Roman thermal baths (vaporarium, caldarium, frigidarium) before setting out to discover the many water games: bubbling benches, massage jets, swan necks or courses against the tide… indoors and outdoors.

La sorcière de la Grotte de Lombrives

La Lombrives cave

Ax-les-Thermes ➡️ Ussat-les-Bains route
24 km - 27 min

Recognized for more than 30 years as one of the largest caves in Europe, 20 million years have shaped Lombrives which is full of historical and geological peculiarities as well as astonishing concretions with evocative names. During a guided hike, you retrace the events that marked our Occitan history and that of Lombrives: the men of the Bronze Age, Catharism, Henri IV King of France… Lombrives is also tales and myths : According to legend, it shelters the tomb of Pyrene ...

Return to Pamiers.

End of the roadtrip

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