The town of Argelès-GazostHistory and heritage
Time and history have shaped Argelès-Gazost into two sets that are as different as they are complementary: the upper part and the lower part of the city. Both bear witness to a rich historical past that it is good to discover along the streets and alleys...
Vieuzac and OuroutThe merger of two villages
Originally, the city was divided into two communities, Vieuzac et Ourout, gathered around the traditional market which still persists today. Vestiges of this period such as the Tower of Vieuzac, Mendaigne Tower or the Urut castle are still visible and blend wonderfully with the architecture of more modern buildings.
A spa townIn the heart of the mountains
At the end of the 19th century, Argelès experienced a major boom thanks to the arrival of the railway, bringing with it many tourists seduced by the mild climate and proximity to the mountains. It was at this time that the city acquired the thermal springs of sulphurous waters of Gazost and developed the hydrotherapy in the Argelesian plain. It then becomesArgeles-Gazost”. Even today, many spa guests come to the Argelès-Gazost thermal baths for the treatment of respiratory tract and phlebology. We also come here for a moment of relaxation at the Jardin des Bains, the thermal spa dedicated to well-being.
In front of this beautiful thermal establishment with facades made of brick and pebbles from the Gave stretches a large English-style spa park and a casino. It is in this lower part of the city that we find villas and hotels in an eclectic style which largely contribute to the charm of this pretty spa town!