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Les Nouveaux Thermes

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews


Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 84 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The first floor studio is located at the entry into the Roman spa town of Rennes-les-Bains, with a superb, relaxing location overlooking the warm waters of the River Salz. The good-sized "clic-clac" sofabed sleeps 2 comfortably, with a "zed bed" for a small 3rd person and a travel cot for a baby/toddler if required. ( Please note that there is only room for a maximum of three people; one or two fit comfortably, but a third can be accommodated either on the zed bed or in the travel cot ).

There is a small kitchen for self catering, and a separate shower room with wc.

From April to October the thermal baths are open, specialising in cures for rheumatism. The new, naturally heated open air swimming pool is open to all for a small charge ( last season it cost 5 euros 50 for adults, 2 euros 50 for children aged 3 - 12), and is a few metres away from the apartment building. If you prefer, you can bathe in the hot springs of the river free of charge.

The small town has several hotels, cafes and a small shop which provides your daily needs. For more choice of groceries, there is a larger "8 to 8" shop in Couiza ( 8km), and a supermarket at Esperaza (11km).

Fresh bread can be ordered from "Maison Christina", next door to the apartment building, and collected each morning. "Maison Christina" is also an internet cafe, keeping you in touch with the outside world during your stay!

In the season, the studio is perfectly placed for daily skiing in Camurac (53km away), or Ax-les-Thermes (72km).


Size Sleeps up to 3, Studio
Nearest beach Canet Plage 84 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 48 km, Nearest railway: Couiza 8.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access
Further details indoors

The studio has an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC.

In addition, the studio is equipped with:

- large travel cot / playpen

-a double electric hotplate, plates/cups/glasses/cutlery, pots and pans, coffee maker

- plug-in radiator

- tower fan

- radio

- large wardrobe

- double duvet, 2 single duvets

- 4 pillows

- table and 3 chairs

- GB to France plug adapter with room for 3 electrical appliances

- a lift in the corridor for easy access

The double French doors overlook the river, but there is a railing making it safe for children (see photo).

Further details outdoors

• Internet access is available in the café next door for a small fee

• There is parking opposite the apartment building.

• The outdoor heated pool a few metres away is open to all for a small entry fee.

• Fishing is available nearby

Further details

Smoking is allowed but only with the French doors open.

There is lift access but a full-size wheelchair needs folding in order to fit. Alternatively there is a wide staircase of approx 20 steps.

Pets are allowed but only quiet ones! They must not disturb other residents in any way, or be left unattended. Please advise in advance if you intend to bring a pet.

About this location

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The area around Rennes-les-Bains, situated at the foot of the Pyrenees, is a perfect spot for nature and history lovers alike. In the heart of Cathar country, it offers the opportunity for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, white water sports, climbing,and fishing. For those seeking history and culture, there are several Cathar Castles within easy reach, a Dinosaur museum, and acres of vineyards just waiting to be discovered.

Carcassonne has an entire city that is a castle, "La Cité", the fortified upper city. These massive ramparts on a hill provide spectacular views of the lower city below. Take a relaxing stroll along the cobblestone streets, browse the shops selling Medieval wares, or sample the classic peasant stew "cassoulet" in one of the many cafés and restaurants. Perpignan (70km) and Narbonne (82 km) are cities brimming with history, and on Saturdays the markets sell everything from fruit and vegetables, to wine and local produce. The smaller, medieval towns of Limoux and Lagrasse transport you back in time, and whether sightseeing, wine-tasting or enjoying the vastness of the open countryside, you will never be short of something to do in the beautiful region of the Aude.


Halfway between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, in the heart of Cathar country, sandwiched between Mount Cardou (796 m) and Pic Bugarach (1231 m) in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Rennes is one of the many spas in the Languedoc-Roussillon. People have enjoyed the natural hot spring waters here for millennia. The town is sited next to both hot and cold springs, and also by a saline river. The river Salz takes its name from the fact that it is naturally salty, an unusual feature for an inland river.

Rennes-les-Bains is 48 km south from Carcassonne, 20 km from Limoux, and 3 km from Rennes-le-Château. It lies in the Corbières, the heart of "Cathar country" and has been a spa town since Roman times. In recent years it has become well-known for its role in Kate Mosse's 2007 novel Sepulchre, which is based in and around Rennes-les-Bains. It is a sister village of Rennes-le-Chateau, made famous by "The Da Vinci Code" and its supposed links with Bertrand de Blanchefort, Grand Master of the Knights Templars.

The thermal swimming pool (piscine) at Rennes les Bains is open in the afternoons from early April every day except Monday. Closing time varies from 6.30pm to 8pm depending on the season. For more information:

Tel: 00 33 (0) 468 74 71 00

There is plenty of opportunity for the following activities while staying in Rennes:

• Hiking, (190 km of trails and themed walks available)

• Cycling (visit Tour de France passes, or try a circuit of mountain biking)

• Whitewater sports (rafting, kayaking, canyoning)

• Climbing (Gorges de Pierre Lys)

• Horse riding

• Fishing (Campagne sur Aude)

• Dinosaur museum: 10km away in Esperaza: Tel 00 33 (0) 468 74 26 88

For more information on activities nearby, contact the tourist office in Quillan: Office de Tourisme, Square Andre Tricoire, 11500 Quillan, France Tel: 00 33 (0) 468 20 07 78. Alternatively, visit

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Review 1-3 of 3

7 Aug 2014


"Real value for money!"

We booked this charming studio for 3 weeks and we never regretted it once. It is a small but well appointed accommodation with everything you need (including an ironing table!). The collapsible sofa b… More

18 Sep 2013


"Charming town and comfortable, well-kept apartment"

This apartment is wonderfully located in the charming little town of Rennes-les-Bains and has a lovely view over the river. Although the apartment is small, the decor gives it a nice atmosphere, and i… More

16 Jul 2013


"affordable tranquility in a lovely village"

my partner and myself stayed at this accomodation for four wonderful nights. The studio apartment for us was adequate, with cooking facilities and all the little extras you may have forgot ( ie, plugs, adaptors, iron) lovely views out of first floor window overlooking river. there are great walks locally and lots of places to visit in such an exciting area..approx. 40 miles to sun drenched beaches..wonderful Carcassonne only 1 euro to visit on train from next village..had a great time, so chilled..

Thank you for your kind words; I am pleased that you had such a lovely time.
Come back again soon!

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    Calendar last updated:03 Aug 2014

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