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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 ..

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Campanile Hotel Foix

    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..

  • INTER-HOTEL du Lac

    Route nationale 20 F - 09000 FOIX

    This charming hotel is located near the Lake of the Ariege and was renovated in 2012. the comfortable rooms are air-conditioned.

  • LOGIS Hôtel Lons

    6, place G. Dutilh. F - 9000 FOIX

    Once upon a time in the Southwest of France there was a little town called Foix, and in this little town, a Hotel Restaurant called Lons. The Lons family have been running this Logis de France with loving care for over half a century. A former coach..

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Restaurants Foix

  • Restaurant du Lac Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Phoebus Comfortable restaurant 

    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).

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