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  • 1 Foix Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Palais-de-Justice

    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 ..

  • 2 Ariège Regional Museum

    Museums and art

    Château de 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.

  • 3 Church of St Volusien

    Religious buildings

    r. de la Préfecture

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

  • 4 Vernajoul Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Préfecture

    This bridge over the Arget affords a striking view of the castle.

  • 5 House of the Caryatids

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 r. de la Préfecture

    The curious yet harmonious façade of this fine house, across from the Church of St. Volusien, is worth a look.

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