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Number of Listed Historic Monuments:5
Foix's Tourist Office Web Site

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Camon Foix tourist site Foix Castle Foix tourist site Saint Volusien Church Foix tourist site The Intermittent Spring of Fontestorbes Foix tourist site Lombrives Cave Foix tourist site Mas d'Azil Village and Cave Foix tourist site Mirepoix Foix tourist site ...


Foixthings to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

Apple Festival at Mirepoix Foix activities "Ancient scents and flavors" Country Fair of Mazères Foix activities "Autrefois le Couserans" Festival Foix activities "Festival des Saveurs" - Ax-Les-Thermes Foix activities "Fête du Gras" in Mazères Foix activities "Grands Chemins de la Vallée d'Ax" Festival Foix activities "Sent Joan Beth e Gran" Festival Foix activities 1st Rally of Medievalists Foix activities Bamboo Park of Ariège Foix activities Horse driving competition Foix activities Celtic d'Oc - Cazavet Foix activities Fig Fest Foix activities Foix "Tour de France" Passage Foix activities Foix Medieval Festival Foix activities Foix Terre d'Histoire Foix activities Gastronomy Festival of Mirepoix Foix activities Lombrives Cave Concerts Foix activities Mazères Medieval Festival Foix activities Medieval Days at Foix Castle Foix activities Mérens Horse Festival Foix activities Mirepoix Historic Festival Foix activities Rose Festival at Camon Foix activities Sacred Art Festival Foix activities Saint Girons Occitan Festival Foix activities Transhumance in Couserans Foix activities ...


Foix short historyFoix's Short History

Foix is the capital of the Ariege department. It is situated at the feet at the Pyrenean mountains.
Ariege region was inhabited since the Paleolithic age, some 14,000 years ago, as attested by the paintings that can still be admired in the Niaux Grotte. The town is inhabited since Roman times when a first stronghold is built.
The town developed first around the Saint-Volusien abbey built initially by Benedictine monks in the 8th century and then around the castle in the Xth century. The first county of Foix was established in 1012 when Bernard I becomes the first count. The Counts of Foix...


Foix weather patternFoix Weather Pattern

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