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Chateau de Foix, Foix

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Castle Landmark
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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  • The castle is beautiful from the outside but inside there is practically nothing... Few things to visit. Pretty disappointed for the price...
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  • Very nice Castle overlooking the town of Foix. The climb that is required to access is justified. There is still work to make it a true tourist site. One such Castle resources are really underutilized. Too bad!
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  • The only noticeable thing is the walk to reach it and the view from the tower. Beside that nothing to be noticed... check out of the list of things to see but there will be no coming back  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful views over the city and surrounding area. But nothing special inside the castle.
  • Great castle with interesting historical information. Very nice views up the valleys, river and over town. Had a great visit.
  • 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!

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