Chateau de Foix
Chateau de Foix
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Bienvenue au XIVème siècle ! Au château de Foix on vit l’Histoire en vrai ! Durant votre visite, découvrez un musée départemental ludique et interactif vous permettant d’être les témoins de la vie des comtes de Foix et de leurs épouses, revivez leurs conquêtes, leurs défaites, leurs passions… leur quotidien ! En prime, si vous êtes joueurs et que vous aimez enquêter, réservez votre Escape game et partez à la recherche du Trésor des Cathares ! A partir de juillet 2024 grimpez ensuite au château pour un changement d’ambiance… place à l’immersion ! Entrez dans le château où chaque salle vous attend avec du mobilier reconstitué d’époque : salle des gardes, salle de banquet, chambre du comte… Découvrez à quoi pouvait ressembler le château de Foix ! Les extérieurs ne sont pas en reste, déambulez sur les ateliers où les médiateurs vous attendent pour vous faire découvrir les armes médiévales, la taille de la pierre, la forge ou encore les machines de guerre et de construction !
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BillGibson1
New York City, NY310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The town of Foix is small and quaint, lots of place to eat. Hiking up to the castle was fascinating. They have people in the castle who can answer all your questions about weapons, castle life, sieges, blacksmiths, etc. They even have a working trebuchet (type of catapult), that they wind up and release. Great views of the town and the Pyrenees from the top as well.
Written 24 March 2024
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Cate M
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Le Chateau de Foix is a ‘must visit’ experience. It sits in a commanding position above the town, which has interesting mediaeval origins. As you walk around, it is clear why the Chateau was never sacked: invaders had no chance of scaling these walls. The Chateau itself is well worth a visit, as is climbing to the top of the towers for a stunning view of the Pyrenees and the rest of Foix, including the historic centre. Visits are enhanced by numerous demonstrations. My particular favourite was the one showing how heavy loads such as sone for building was hoisted to such a height. However there were also a range of others including arrow tip forging and weapons in use during the Middle Ages. These would be of particular interest to families.

The museum is adjacent to the chateau. During the Middle Ages, Foix occupied an important political role within the region and you can find out about the changing boundaries of the family, as well as the lineage of the Dukes who ruled for 400 years. I was particularly interested in the role played in relation to the Cathars and there is some interesting information about that, including a charter of rights to protect local people. Most of the information in the museum is in French but there is also a digital guide in other languages.
Written 1 October 2023
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Stopped off spontaneously en route to Andorra, lured by the sight of the towers. It is such a pretty town and so worth parking up and wandering around for a while. Loved it.
Written 31 July 2023
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Joffa S
Melbourne, Australia524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Just spent over half a day wandering through, up and around this beautiful castle. What makes the experience even better is the staff working on site, demonstrating different aspects of the old days. The staff interact very well with us tourists, make it fun and educational and all were happy to chat one on one with us when they had a quiet moment. To our "Aussie" Blacksmith lady to our "Comedian" War Machine man to our happy Stone Cutting gentleman a very big Merci Beaucoup from 2 grateful Australians! Only downside was we couldn't get the WiFi Commentary to work and needs more English instructions.
Written 27 May 2023
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Lacewing B
Belle Plagne, France190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
If you visit Foix head for Place St Volusien and the little streets around there. There is an old church and lots of cafés and restaurants. It has a pleasant ambience. Also, rue de la Faurie is lined with restaurants crammed with happy customers. We bought some delicious treats at the traiteur Rouch on Place Violet. The Castle de Foix dominates the town and has magnificent views. You can take a train from Foix up the valley to Latour Carol near the top of the Pyrenees. Currently, work is being done on the line and it is a bus service! There are several ATMs in Foix and a Carrefour cité.
Written 6 October 2022
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aldernodules
Coleraine, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We travelled 2.5 hours to visit Foix chateau, we so wanted to visit. Firstly, the climate - it is significantly colder and wetter than the Med coast, so make sure you are clothed accordingly. The majority of the chateau is open to the public, which is great - so many historic buildings have limited access - there are three towers, and there is full access to two of them and nominal access to the third. There is a large museum exhibition, which was informative, interesting and very well presented. On the downside, there is virtually nothing for non-French speakers - the information panels, the museum, and books on sale are only in French - and yet we weren't the only UK/Ireland visitors at the time of our visit, which would indicate broader demand. There are some employees in costumes doing demonstrations, but underwhelming I'm afraid. The views of the surrounding valleys and mountains are amazing.
The rest of Foix was strange - lots of downbeat people with pet dogs - why are they all here?
In summary, a must visit.
Written 27 September 2022
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MichaelChew
London, UK271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Great views from the castle of the town and surrounding countryside, and even better views if you can climb to the top of the towers. However it is quite a walk up cobbled stones to even get to the castle itself so wear sensible walking shoes. There is a lift that can get you to the castle if one cannot manage the walk up.
Written 14 September 2022
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Franck Maury
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The castle is a beautiful and such a great spot to have 360 view of the valley and the surrounding mountains. There are different workshops animated by passionate people from the region that help to contextualise the visit. Amongst the many workshops, some of our favourite were:
- siege weapon: you can arm a trebuchet yourself by the strength of your own arm and see it fired
- weapon: witness the accuracy with the bow and crossbow of the weapon master!

I warmly recommend visiting the castle!
Written 9 October 2021
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SROVirginia
Leesburg, VA377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Pretty empty, as folks have already written, but the architecture is interesting and the views are great. Lots of children engaged in the various activities (so if you don't have children you might want to choose a day on which children are less likely to be present). Had seen the chateau during coverage of Le Tour de France, and the setting is just as pretty as I'd expected. The little villages on the winding roads leading to/from Foix are even better, by the way, and much less crowded. If you're going soon, a mask mandate is in place for the entire town, even outdoors, and enforced by police in vans, patrolling the streets and making announcements. Your negative COVID test or Pass Sanitaire will be checked.
Written 28 August 2021
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Randy G
Albi, France14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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 various aspects of life at the time...weapons, blacksmithing, construction, to name a few. I would recommend this as it is in excellent shape and easy to get around.
Written 12 June 2021
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