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  • 1 Foix Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 2 Ariège Regional Museum

    Museums and art

    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.

  • 3 Church of St Volusien

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 4 Vernajoul Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Préfecture F - 09000 Foix

    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 F - 09000 Foix

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

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