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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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  • Very nice place to visit and to know the history of medieval age in france, more better if you arrange a trip with a tour guide.  more »
  • A nice visit which offers a beautiful view of foix and the surrounding area! The price is right around€ 6 for an adult. Ascension in the tower is steep but it's what makes the charm of the tour!
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  • This spectacular castle sits high above the bustling town of Foix. It's especially striking when lit up at night. Does involve quite a lot of uphill tracking, but worth a look. Information in French o...  more »
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  • Very nice castle in a top of a mountain in Foix. You have to get there early because they close at 17:00 in the winter. The views from the top are pretty nice and the history about it is worth. Totally recommended
  • Nothing much, to be honest. no good views
  • Looks nice from the outside. Unfortunately it closes at 5pm and we couldn't go inside.
  • 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
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