The castle of Foix stands on a steep rock between the
Foix is located at the exit of the former Glacier Valley of the Ariége.
Rivers Ariége and Arget. From afar you can see it at its towers.
The tower is very massif and is isolated.
The two angular are connected by a building on the ground floor.
In the year 1002, Roger Le Vieux, Count of Carcassonne, one of his sons, left
Bernard-Roger, the land of the castle of Foix.
By supporting the count for the Cathars, Foix was also a goal of the Albigenserkreuzzuges.
The castle 1211 and 1212 were successfully defended against Simon de Montfort.
At first it was the home of the Counts of Foix in the Middle Ages, later barracks
and Gefängninis to 1864. Restored in the year 1890.
Château de Foix
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