Foix is an essential town in the Ariège region, having been the county capital of the region for several centuries. It is equally important for its rich natural and historical heritage.
Immerse yourself in the heritage of the Ariège
While strolling through the streets, you will have the opportunity to meet various craftsmen such as a cutler, dyer, ceramist, and many others. This will give you ideas for souvenirs to bring back for you and your loved ones from your Occitan holiday!
To get to know your holiday destination and its past better, discover the emblematic sites of Foix.
The Castle of the Counts of Foix
Built from the 10th century onwards, the castle of Foix is one of the pillars of the Ariège heritage. During your visit, you can discover the fortress through its medieval decorations, its machines, its animations and its departmental museum.
The Saint-Volusien Abbey
Lovers of architecture and religious art can also visit the Abbey Church of Saint-Volusien, located a stone's throw from the castle of Foix. This southern-style Gothic church has been restored to the delight of its visitors, who can also discover its history on site.
The Forges de Pyrènes
Only 5 kilometres from Foix, discover the Forges de Pyrènes. This unusual place to visit invites you to discover forgotten skills. For this, 6 workshops (clog maker, basket maker, ...) and its museum will plunge you into the 19th and 20th century, astonishment guaranteed!
Indulge in your favourite leisure activities
Sports and nature lovers will have plenty of time to enjoy well-known and appreciated mountain activities such as hiking or cycling, or even to try out new sensations during a paragliding experience.
In the heart of the city, you can reach the Bouychères park where you can comfortably sit and have your picnic between two visits. (The Grottes campsite near Foix offers a takeaway service at the snack bar).
There is also a fitness trail, a walkway, children's games (zip line) and petanque courts.