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At the end of the ancient ice-age valley of the River Ariège, Foix attracts tourists by its tortured site* and the image of the three towers of its castle. It is the capital of the county of Foix, whose most famous character was Gaston III, also known as Gaston Phebus (1331-1391).

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  • Foix Castle Interesting

    pl. du Palais-de-Justice F - 09000 Foix

    Originally built in the 10C, the castle bears the stamp of the flamboyant Gaston de Foix, known as Gaston Phebus (1331-1391). Today only three towers remain, or about a quarter of the original buildings. There is a superb panoramic view from the top ..

  • Ariège Regional Museum

    Château de Foix F - 09000 Foix

    Major prehistoric collections taken from digs in 60 of the 300 caves in the Ariège region. Visitors can also see arms and hunting collections, a reminder that Gaston Phebus was an excellent huntsman, as well as capitals from St. Volusien's cloister.

  • Church of St Volusien

    r. de la Préfecture F - 09000 Foix

    Stalls, large windows and a Renaissance altar made of polychrome stone are the principal features of interest inside this church.

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Hotels Foix

  • Inter-Hôtel Du Lac

    Le Couloumié, lieu-dit Labarre F - 09000 Foix

    Built in 1599, the Hotel du Lac is a former sheep farm. It offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking in a country setting. The air-conditioned guest rooms have individual balconies and some rooms have views of the lake. Each roo..

  • Hôtel Restaurant Lons

    6 Place Georges Dutilh F - 09000 Foix

    Located in the Medieval centre of Foix on the border of the Regional Nature Park of the Pyrenees, Hotel Lons offers rooms with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s restaurant proposes traditional dishes. With a refined and elegant déc..

  • Hotel du Couloumié

    Ancienne Rn 20 Lieu dit Le Couloumié - Départementale 919 F - 09000 Foix

    Set beside the Pyrenees Ariégeoises Regional Park, this 2-star hotel provides air-conditioned guest rooms. It has a 24-hour reception and you can visit Toulouse, 75 km away. A TV and telephone are included in the guest rooms, which feature a simple ..

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Restaurants Foix

  • Phoebus Comfortable restaurant 

    3 cours Irènée-Cros F - 09000 Foix

    The chef prefers to use local ingredients in his modern cooking. Views of the Ariège and château. Pleasant, thoughtful welcome especially for those with sight problems (braille menu).

  • Restaurant du Lac Quite comfortable restaurant 

    route de Toulouse F - 09000 Foix

    For a meal at the water's edge, opt for a table near the window facing the Lac de l'Ariège. Food-wise, you can look forward to bistro classics made with quality ingredients - all nicely done.

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