In the very heart of Ariège, at the foot of the Pyrenees, the destination Foix Ariège Pyrenees immediately catches the attention of the traveler, with the three towers of its castle erected on its rock enthroned in the center of the historic heart.
This destination benefits from many advantages: geographical location at the gates of major unmissable sites, authenticity of the old medieval center of Foix, quality of its cultural programs, richness of its activities, and sensational outdoor activities!

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Unmissable visits

By visiting the castle, there is no doubt that the traveler will live an extraordinary and immersive experience, with a direct landing in the Middle Ages! The museum space, thanks to innovative digital tools, these numerous workshops and participatory games with life-size war machines, plunge us into the heart of the action, centuries back.

Les médiévales à Foix Ariège Pyrénées
Animation during the medieval at the Château de Foix © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / S.Meurisse

But… the visits do not stop at the castle of Foix! A few kilometers from it, the underground river of Labouiche is one of the must-see sites of the Foix Ariège Pyrénées destination. The visit, offered by passionate and fascinating guides, is partly carried out ... in a boat, and plunges us to more than 60 meters deep! What could be more unusual?
The varied route allows you to explore many galleries, and even to be amazed by a waterfall !

More to the south, Forges de Pyrene amaze young and old!
The “unforgettable village” enjoys a bucolic setting, in a shaded 5-hectare park, crossed by a river ... A village of yesteryear but very much alive where the trades and tools of yesteryear have taken pride of place. Blacksmiths, clog-maker, baker, basket maker unveil the gestures and methods of a bygone but oh so revolutionary era.
The museum space and its collection of 6500 tools rounds off a visit rich in moments to share!

A favorite visit for our travelers!

Restaurants serving the promotion of EXCEPTIONAL local products

Foix is ​​also an opportunity to eat well, and taste our specialties or flavors from elsewhere in the restaurants de Foix or by buying local products on markets, or from our producers directly!

Top 5 favorite restaurants of our travelers

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Foix, land of culture and entertainment!

Finally, the destination is full of musical, cultural and theatrical events, to the rhythm of performances by Estive, national scene or the festival Jazz in Foix, Ingenious Africa, All Foix All flame, the Tour de France or sound and light show Foix Land of history !

These events are moments of gathering between the local population and visitors, in a festive and friendly atmosphere!

Outdoor activities galore!

Parapente en Ariège Pyrénées

Move, breathe, you are in Ariège-Pyrénées! Nature destination par excellence, Ariège is the ideal playground for all outdoor activities.

Alone or in a group, in Foix, it is easy to access many outdoor activities: hikes, walks, Moutain Biking on mountain trails, the most beautiful road bike passes… The hardest part is choosing!

Thrill seekers can also taste the exhilaration of a flight in paragliding above the Barguillère valley and the Prat d'Albis!

For whitewater activities, the destination offers a very wide range of activities to test your limits!

Whether the Rafting, the canoe Kayak or the canyoning ....

Here the nature activities have no limits.


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