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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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  • August 17, 2017
    A bit disappointing because the rooms are a bit empty, but impressive by its medieval architecture and its location which makes you have the entire city at your feet. When you think that this castle dates back to the XI or XII century, can't have that respect for all those who contribute to the conservation and restoration of our heritage.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A great time spent, it is a must-see! The people who make the visits are really great! I recommend it to everyone!
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  • August 16, 2017
    We were lucky enough to arrive at the point where the tour started, we had a lovely time, a guide full of humor that has made this moment, a very pleasant and competent
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  • August 25, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful. Dogs are allowed in and the views are great! This is one of the highlights of our trip!
  • July 23, 2017
    Great medieval castle in French pryenees. Cheap entrance and able to explore 2 of the 3 towers. Definitely worth a visit if in Foix
  • August 1, 2017
    Nicely preserved (restored), kind staff, exhibitions, nice view from the top of the towers (2 accessible by staircase)
  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    Beautiful views over the city and surrounding area. But nothing special inside the castle.

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