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City:Foix

"Grands Chemins de la Vallée d'Ax" Festival

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Animations include: guided visites, street music and shows in the town of Ax-les-Termes, visit of the villages of the valley of Ax etc.
Dates: July 27th to July 30th 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.ax-animation.com
eyecandyAddress: Ax-les-Termes, Ariège
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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

"Autrefois le Couserans" Festival

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The festival held in St. Girons some 40km west of Foix recreates the life of the region in the centuries past.
Animations include: concerts, parades, démonstrations of old trades etc.
Dates: August 4th to 6th 2017.
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.autrefois-le-couserans.com
eyecandyAddress:Saint Girons
eyecandyPhone:05 34 14 62 69

Foix terre d'histoire

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Each year in August (since 1988) Foix celebrates its Occitan roots and its Cathar history with a 1 hour and a half sound and lights show at Espinet theatre of Foix.
Dates: August 12th, 13th, 14th 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.foixterredhistoire.fr
eyecandyAddress:Théâtre de Verdure de l’Espinet, Rue de l’Espinet, 09000 Foix
eyecandyPhone:05.61.02.88.26

Mérens Horse Festival

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The festival is heald each year in the village of Bouan some 24km (15mi) south of Foix.
Mérens is the traditional horse breed of Ariège.
The festival takes place each year in the middle of August.
Dates: August 20th and 21st 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.chevaldemerens.com
eyecandyAddress:Bouan, Ariège
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Mazères Medieval Festival

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Mazères is a bastide dating from the 13th century in the Ariège department some 40km (25mi) north of Foix.
Each year in the month of August the town celebrates its history with a Medieval Festival.
Date: August 6th and 7th 2016
For highlights of the 2013 edition click: here
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.ville-mazeres.fr
eyecandyAddress:Mazères, Ariège
eyecandyPhone:05 61 69 31 02

Pottery market at Mirepoix

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The market hosts 40 professional ceramic artists.
Dates: August 8th and 10th 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-mirepoix.com
eyecandyAddress:Place Maréchal Leclerc, Mirepoix
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