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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. Use our Foix attractions planner to arrange your visit to Chateau de Foix and other attractions in Foix.
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  • We wanted to go visit this castle with our little piece of 4 months. Having a stroller and finding no Panel at the bottom of the climb before the home, so we have made the small ascent with the stroller. Arrived at the box office, the young woman spoke to us on an almost insulting tone, and didn't want us to leave the stroller or inside or in a small recess behind the cash. The only solution was... .. to leave... no goodbye nothing. People dehirs were outraged by this behavior. Thank you for this very insulting and rude. We will make a very good advert of your Castle!
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  • Already coming from the country the Castle appears in all its grandeur and when you rise above if appreciate the Majesty. It is very well preserved and visit internally, the steps to the tower and the room of Henry IV, where it is still preserved the original bed, are narrow and difficult ... but worth face them. The view from the top is spectacular. There is also an opportunity to try to pull the crossbow in an outside equipped and supervised by a guide.
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  • Interesting tour with anecdotes atop an unrestricted view of foix and surrounding a focused history
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  • Absolutely beautiful. Dogs are allowed in and the views are great! This is one of the highlights of our trip!
  • Great medieval castle in French pryenees. Cheap entrance and able to explore 2 of the 3 towers. Definitely worth a visit if in Foix
  • Beutiful vieuws go t here yes
  • Nicely preserved (restored), kind staff, exhibitions, nice view from the top of the towers (2 accessible by staircase)
  • It is a good castle to check out the views of the town and surrounding area. It is a good hike up the hill so not for the fait of heart. Nothing spectacular in the castle.

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