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Chateau de Foix, Foix

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The imposing medieval Chateau de Foix dominates the town from atop a strategic rocky formation. Built in 987 CE and updated in the 15th century, this fortress is well preserved and functions as a museum, featuring collections from the department of Ariège. Sections on prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, and medieval archaeology tell the history of Ariège from ancient times. You can also view exhibits displaying the history of the site and the lives of the Counts at Foix, the most famous of whom was Gaston Fébus, who defied the authority of the king of France by refusing to pay him homage. Use our Foix attractions planner to arrange your visit to Chateau de Foix and other attractions in Foix.
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  • This was the main reason we went to Foix as we have seen the Chateau from the highway on several occasions. The thing I liked about it was that the education talks were often and discussed that...  more »
  • Excellent. Worth the visit. Old castle/Fort. One furnished bedroom. Lots of posters. Very little original material unfortunately. Also the lady at the counter is very brusque. Could definitely do...  more »
  • The place is beautiful. The village is gorgeous and the roofs from the castle worth seeing. Reminded me of Porto. The museum, however could be improved. I missed the big picture when entering the first room where all the dynasties were presented. The live activities such as war machines, Stone carving, shooting and black smiths were interesting. A guide is definitely a must.
  • We did the escape room here. It was great fun and well thought out. The only reason for dropping a star is that it's not really in the old part of .the chateau but perhaps it's unrealistic to expect that given the complexity of the game.

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