The village of Mérens les Vals is best known for its Romanesque church (10th century) and the horse of Mérens. However, on this vast mountain municipality, there are some sources of sulphurous waters with no thermal layout that spring up near the village. The hikers of the famous GR10 discover them on their way and they appreciate this moment of comfort in the lower part of the long valley of the Nabre.Departure. Go throught the bridge and go up the Saint-Touret stream while following the GR10 (red and white markings) through the little streets and then through a path leading to the church of Mérens-d'en-Haut. Still on the GR10, continue the climb using the paths that cutt the hairpins of the road.
Junction GR10 / GR107. At the wash house, choose the direction of the GR10 by going throught the bridge on the right. Follow the road for a few moments and then turn left on a path in the woods. In about 10 minutes you will find the sources on the left, on the edge of the trail.
Sources. A few meters higher, leave the GR10 to take a path on the left (marked in
yellow) which runs gently on the hillside.
St Touret stream. Cross the stream and find the GR107 (red and white markings) that we follow in the direction of the descent until the lavoir spotted earlier. Get to the church and then to the car park.
For more information, you can buy the Hiking-guide "D'un village à l'autre" (6,50€, only in french)
- Difference in height
- 261.97 m
- Points of interest
- 262 meters of difference in height
CP Alain Baschenis
Cp Communauté des communes des Vallées d'Ax