Things to see and do - Foix
Unmissable tourist sites
Foix Travel guide
Foix : Michelin's recommendations
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).
Tourist attractions Foix : Things to see and do
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 ..
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.
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.
Rn 20 Lieu dit Le Couloumier F - 09000 Foix
Set beside the Pyrenees Ariégeoises Regional Park, this 2-star hotel provides free Wi-Fi access in the 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..
3 cours Irénée-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).
rte 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.