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Chateau de Foix, Foix

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • We have, by a complete coincidence, visited the Castle stack weekend where the medieval reenactments were organised. We therefore crossed ladies and Lords, Knights and Troubadours... We have really gone back in time. :) The castle is in very good condition and the explanations are well done. The view from the towers is superb. Wear shoes that are close to the feet. Duration of the visit: 1 hour about price: € 5.60
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  • Paid parking, well there not that in Foix, city without much of interest, the castle is beautiful from afar. I'll pick my way during a next pass in the Ariège.
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  • Nice visit by sunshine with very nice views of the Pyrenees and Ariège valleys pedagogical explanation on the construction of the towers in the middle age to see
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  • Its the Grandest Castle that I've ever been to Darling's. Everything was beyond my wildest expectations. Gorgeous Town Loved it.
  • Lots to see. Well preserved.
  • Great view on Foix city.
  • Well it was a really nice castle.
  • Beautiful little town!
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