AX-LES-THERMES, a watering place of south-western France, in
the department of Ariège, at the confluence of the Ariège with three
tributaries, 26 m. S.S.E. of Foix by rail. Pop. (1906) 1179. Ax (Aquae),
situated at a height of 2300 ft., is well known for its warm sulphur
springs (77°-172° F.), of which there are about sixty. The waters, which
were used by the Romans, are efficacious in the treatment of rheumatism,
skin diseases and other maladies.
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