Foix tourism and travel guide

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Visit Foix: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town and the lovely setting make Foix an unmissable destination in Ariege

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Foix. For detailed visitor information see the Foix travel guide.

Foix is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Ariege department (general information: Foix is 657 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Foix

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky spur in the Ariege valley : Chateau de Foix

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 16 km and Grotte de Lombrives at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Foix, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Foix in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ariege

Map of places to visit near Foix

Markets in and near Foix

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (15km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (25km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (28km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (29km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (31km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Foix, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Foix, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Foix.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (15km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (23km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (28km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (32km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (43km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (43km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (55km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (55km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Foix

Canton: Foix

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Foix

from Foix (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 657 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 465 km

from Bordeaux: 271 km

from Strasbourg: 784 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Foix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arabaux, Brassac, Cos, Ferrieres-sur-Ariege, Ganac, Gudas, Loubieres, Pradieres, Prayols, Saint-Jean-de-Verges, Saint-Martin-de-Caralp, Saint-Pierre-de-Riviere and Vernajoul.

This page in French: Visiter Foix