Ussat-les-Bains – Avenue de la Gare

Ussat-les-Bains - Avenue Gare


Another postcard from the small village of Ussat-les-Bains in the Ariège department of France. I have already posted one postcard of the village and more will come. It’s fascinating to see how things can change in one Century.

At the time of these postcards, Ussat-les-Bains seemed to be a big tourist destination, because of its hot springs, I assume from the name of the place “les Bains” means “the Baths.” Today, it’s a half-deserted village. I’m not sure what triggered that decline, nearby Ax-les-Thermes is still a quite renowned spa town. To get an idea of what the spot of this picture looks like nowadays, Google Maps is the perfect tool (especially Street View).


About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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