Besides thermal spa treatments, the Pyrenees spa and wellness centers have added recreational activities for relaxation and recuperation, be it for a couple of hours or days throughout the year.

Packages combine recreational spa activities with other activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, etc. in the winter, and walking in the other seasons.

But if you are attracted to the bubble festival alone, just plunge into one of the 15 spa centers for wellness and relaxation scattered throughout the Pyrenees. The Pyrenees - specialists in wellness with water.

Over the last few years recreational spa activities and balneotherapy have been added to more traditional thermal spa treatments.

How divine to plunge into a reinvigorating but soothing spa after a great day skiing, walking or cycling. Or you can discover the pleasures of a Roman, Japanese or American Indian bath, at Balnéa in the Louron valley for example.

 

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The Japanese bath with smoking water surrounded by snow never fails to surprise.

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The Hautes-Pyrenees department is France’s number one destination for balneotherapy with centers using hot spring water for wellness treatments at Cauterets, Argelès Gazost, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Loudenvielle, Saint-Lary, Peyragudes, Luz Saint Sauveur, Capvern, and Barèges.

Ariège-Pyrénées has 4 centers in Ax les Thermes, Guzet, Aulus, Ussat and there is the famous Vaporarium in Luchon in the Haute-Garonne area.