Exposition Gaston Febus in Foix

15 March 2016 jphilippe News

From the 10th to the 15th of March 2016 has been held in Foix, at the centre culturel, an exposition about the count Gaston III of Foix, viscount of Bearn and famously known as Gaston Febus.

Figure presented as emblematic of the medieval occitan culture, Gaston Febus is the author of the Book of the Hunt (Livre de chasse), written in french, and the presumed composer of an eminent occitan song : Se Canta. Important political person of the low middle-ages, he marked the history of what was to be the county of Foix-Béarn by his transpyrenean ambitions, his cultural specifity, his architectural works and take on literature. The exposition was as much about his military prowesses as bout his contribution to the medieval occitan culture and went back on the context of his time : the hundred years war in the north, the intrigues of the kingdom of Aragon in the south.

Espace cutlurel Olivier CAROL, 20 Avenue du général de Gaulle.