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Chateau de Foix, Foix

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The imposing medieval Chateau de Foix dominates the town from atop a strategic rocky formation. Built in 987 CE and updated in the 15th century, this fortress is well preserved and functions as a museum, featuring collections from the department of Ariège. Sections on prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, and medieval archaeology tell the history of Ariège from ancient times. You can also view exhibits displaying the history of the site and the lives of the Counts at Foix, the most famous of whom was Gaston Fébus, who defied the authority of the king of France by refusing to pay him homage. With our world travel planner, Foix attractions like Chateau de Foix can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very friendly visit, not n have unfortunately follow the tour too "heavy" with a 4 year old beautiful castle that explains to children what could be life in the middle age.
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  • The castle itself is magnificent on its rocky peak. Don't hesitate to go around the city to see all facets. The visit itself, is limited to climb the steps of two of the three towers in order to enjoy a magnificent panorama. The visit itself (rare exhibitions), do not have great interest. It is a pity. Despite all this place is a must Ariege and the town of Foix. See once. Maybe not two. The home is all the same to review...
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  • by a large sun, we went up to visit this small beautiful well preserved Castle-Museum. the view from above of the Pyrenees is beautiful. a lot of steps but it's worth it. the Museum is interesting and captivating. It takes 1 h 30 minimum for good experience it all.
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  • Amazing place with fabulous views of Foix. Definitely a place to visit if you are in the town. The history of the Castle is also very fascinating and easily conveyed with a number of modern interactive multilingual displays.
  • Not a very large castle but very well restored, with very good exhibits on construction, weapons and arms. Especially appreciated the reproduction of the medieval hunting book!
  • Beautiful castle with hundreds of years of history. Worth the visit.
  • Its the Grandest Castle that I've ever been to Darling's. Everything was beyond my wildest expectations. Gorgeous Town Loved it.
  • Great fun for the kids, and lovely views.