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Events and Activities

City:Foix

Fig Fest

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The fest takes place in Mas d'Azil - some 30km (18 mi) north east of Foix - every year since 2000.
Animations include: demonstrations of fig gem making, unusual fig based dishes, music, dances etc.
Dates: October 1st and 2nd 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-arize-leze.com/le-mas-d-azil/16eme-fete-de-la-figue/tabid/1954/offreid/8c54671f-3cfa-41db-b410-57dc833bce82
eyecandyAddress:Place du champ de mars, 09290 LE MAS D'AZIL
eyecandyPhone: 05 61 68 97 08

Bamboo Park of Ariège

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A remarkable garden "Jardin Remarquable" recognized as such by “Le Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France” dedicated to bamboo!
eyecandyWeb Site:parcauxbambous.com/
eyecandyAddress:Lapenne, Ariège
eyecandyPhone:05 61 60 52 11

Eycheil Chesnut Festival

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The festival takes place in Eycheil some 42km (26mi) west of Foix. Animations include farmers and artisans market, folkloric music, tasting of products made from chestnuts etc.
Dates: October 22nd to 23rd 2016.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.ariegepyrenees.com/eycheil/fete-de-la-chataigne/tabid/1016/offreid/fd0082d6-7b16-4ab1-ba2d-d5936450ea0c
eyecandyAddress:09200 Eycheil, Ariège
eyecandyPhone:06 89 97 03 15

Apple Festival at Mirepoix

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Apple as in fruit ... not Apple Inc.
Mirepoix is situated 36km (22mi) north east of Foix.
Dates: October 15th, 16th 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-mirepoix.com/?FETE-DE-LA-POMME#.VgLQmbzouM8
eyecandyAddress:Mirepoix, Ariège
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Gastronomy Festival of Mirepoix

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A two days festival centered on the local gastronomy: farmers' market, cooking workshops, wine festival, street music etc.
Dates: October 22 and 23 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-mirepoix.com/?FETE-DE-LA-GASTRONOMIE#.V-vI2uT_qM8
eyecandyAddress:Place Maréchal Leclerc, 09500 MIREPOIX
eyecandyPhone:05 61 68 13 02