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Argelès Gazost - a spa town close to the ski slopes

The exotically named Argelès Gazost is a spa town that lies close to the renowned Pyrénéan ski resort of Cauterets, in the Haute-Pyrénées department of south-west France. Argelès Gazost is renowned for its thermalism, with people travelling from far and wide to test the efficacy of its waters which are said to promote health and to heal many ailments. The town itself is attractive and well located in glorious scenery with good transport links to the UK.

Lively town centre

You do not have to head for the ski resorts to find plenty to do, because here in Argelès there is not only a good range of shops and restaurants, but also a good range of entertainment and leisure activities. The town has all the amenities you might expect, and there is a lively social scene too with cafés, bars and a casino.

Thermalism

Argelès Gazost is a spa town with a reputation for excellent thermal and spa treatments. There is no better way to escape the pressures of modern life than to pamper yourself with some spa treatments in a town that has the glorious backdrop of the Pyrénées... in winter or in summer. Serious relaxation and self indulgence surrounded by extreme beauty... what more could you ask for?

Seriously sporty

The setting of Argelès Gazost in the mountains of the Pyrénées, makes it a perfect base for anyone who is seriously sporty. Whether you are into extreme sports such as white water rafting, advanced canyoning or off piste skiing, or you prefer on piste skiing, walking or pony trekking, there will be a sport here that suits you. Couch potatoes can sit back and enjoy the views!

Cauterets

The ski resort of Cauterets (subject of a recent television documentary) is just up the road, and is gaining in popularity with ski fans from the UK and elsewhere all the time. The resorts of the Pyrénées are not as big or well known as those of the Alps, but they have the advantage of shorter queues at the lifts, friendlier towns and villages, and scenery that is every bit as spectacular, perhaps even more so!

How to get there

To reach Argelès Gazost you can fly to one of several airports that are within reach of the town. Pau is the closest of these, with direct flights from the UK with budget airline Ryanair. Toulouse is only an hour and a half away, and has flights with British Airways, easyJet, bmi, Jet2 and flybe, while Biarritz is also within reach, and is currently served by Ryanair. Rail travel is also possible, with the TGV taking you to either Toulouse or to Tarbes, from where you can access a local train service to the pilgrim town of Lourdes, close to Argelès. If you are driving, you can find the town from the A64 auto route and then the RN21.

Property prices and availability in and around Argelès Gazost

Argelès Gazost has some interesting property propositions at very reasonable prices, unlike many southern French towns. It is still possible to find renovation projects here too, which can be difficult in the Midi-Pyrénées these days.

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Argelès Gazost AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Argelès Gazost?

Argelès Gazost is located in the south-west of France, in the Pyrénéan Mountains. It lies in the west of the Hautes-Pyrénées department.

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IN THE REGION OF MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

Midi-Pyrénées Guide

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HAUTES-PYRÉNÉES

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Population: 3,241


Access: By air: Fly to Pau, Biarritz or Toulouse. By rail: The TGV will take you to Toulouse or Tarbes, from where you can link to a local train to Lourdes. By road: The town is accessed from the A64 motorway, followed by the RN21.


Economy: The economy is based on thermalism and mountain sports tourism.


Interesting fact: Argelès Gazost is a natural adventure playground for lovers of extreme or exciting sports. There are opportunities for canyoning, caving, skiing, para skiing, rock climbing, white water sports and many more.


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