Departing from the county town, the Chemin du Saint-Sauveur is probably the most popular with locals. And for good reason: the bird's eye view of the castle and the old town is absolutely splendid.

Foix is ​​on the RN 20, 80km south of Toulouse. Follow the direction Center Ville to find the alleys of Villotte. Parking: On the alleys of Villotte (paying), parking at the Prefecture or the Post Office (free).

Departure from the Town Hall, Allées de Villotte. When leaving the courtyard of the Town Hall, take the small rue St Jammes immediately to the right to enter old Foix. Pass Place Parmentier then follow Rue Lazéma and Rue des Chapeliers to Rue du Rocher. Go up to the Palais de Justice and dive right into a small lane which, passing in front of a fountain, leads to the Saint Volusien church. Go around it to the left (rue de la préfecture) then go down rue de l'Espinet to the banks of the Arget river. On the left bank there is a small parking lot.


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1 - Departure

A wooden sign indicates the start of the hike marked in yellow. Go up the rue du St Sauveur for fifty meters to turn left on a path bordered by low walls. The climb is sometimes quite steep but without any technical difficulty. Follow the path to a Small crossroads.

2 - Junction

Turn left following the markers to climb a few switchbacks to the Croix du Saint-Sauveur.

3 - The Saint-Sauveur cross

The view is superb over Foix and its castle.

4 - Point of view

The route then continues behind the cross on a meadow, following the ridge. After a hundred meters, enter the wood again for a few meters. As soon as you leave it, the route clearly indicated by wooden poles, climbs to the left to a shoulder dominated by a reservoir. From there, the view is superb over the valley of the Barguillère. Return by the same route.