Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Foix
The castel of your childhood dreams!Towering up on a rocky outcrop, this castle dating back from the Middle Ages dominates...
The castel of your childhood dreams!Towering up on a rocky outcrop, this castle dating back from the Middle Ages dominates the mediaeval town of Foix and offers a magnificent view of the Pyrenees.This impregnable fortress was built in the year one thousand. Its wallwalk, machicolations, battlements, terraces, lists, round tower… take you back to your childhood dreams. This was the residence of the counts of Foix, including the famous Gaston Fébus, poet and writer, and Henry III of Navarre, who became King of France as Henri IV. The Ariège département museum has several rooms dedicated to building practices in the Middle Ages or to exhibitions. You will also be able to see Henry IV’s famous bed.