The medieval city of Foix

             Foix is particularly rooted in the national and regional heritage. Such as a cousin of the famous Carcassonne, Foix is one of those medieval cities with narrow, cobbled streets which happens to hold surprises for whomever wanders among them. Nestled between mounts and passes, making its climate pleasant at any time of the year, Foix is a curiosity in itself that gains to be better known.

By staying at l’oustal de Tréville, you assure yourself the proximity of important points of interest in the city. Five to ten minutes of walking in order to climb up the rock and you will get to visit the monumental medieval castle of the counts of Foix which hangs over the valley, it alone testifies of the identity of the region and constitutes a mandatory visit while touring Foix.

The tourist office of Foix sits at five to ten minutes by foot from the villa and will provide you with every necessary documentation in order to planify your journey and keep knowledge of ongoing and incoming events in the region.[Phone : +33 (0)5 61 65 12 12]

The medieval castle of Foix

The cathar castle of the counts of Foix, Ariege

The medieval castle of Foix, whose construction is anterior to the year 1000 and which saw itself get overhauled multiple times since the XIIth century (and notably renovated in the XIXth century), is set to make your tour easy at any time of the day. Besides crawling into the castle that the counts of Foix inhabitated back then, it is an actual panorama of the whole valley you get to witness. Walk along the steps of Gaston Phoebus, the Albigensians and Henry the Great by visiting this eminently historical place.

 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00, variations depending on the season, open almost everyday

€5.6 per adult | €3.8 per teenager (13-18 years old) | €3 per child (5-12 years old) | group pricings

The abbey church Saint-Volusien

At the heart of the town, The Saint-Volusien abbey church, where abbeys, co-lords of Foix, used to operate the processions, is nine centuries old and saw itself rebuilt after the religion wars of the beginning of the XVIIth century, when the relics were burnt. The abbey church is now the result of the rebuilding that finally ended in 1670. It is accessible by five minutes of walk from the Oustal de Tréville and is obviously open and free to visit at any time of the day. Several liturgical events occur in the abbey church beside the usual processions.

The abbey church Saint-Volusien in Foix

open every day, processions on sunday

Panoramas over Foix

           In addition to both these eminently historical places, Foix offers to experience some stroll among its cobbled, narrow streets, whose medieval aspect is something to see for itself. Counting numerous restaurants, cafés, shops and workshops – walked through in about a matter of minutes – Foix promises an enjoyable stay, at the pace that suits you best.

Outside the city, it is possible to climb for a few hours of walk the various mounts and passes on its direct outskirts in order to reach peculiar panoramic points of view, nestled at heights hanging over the castle such as the Pech or the Croix du Saint-Sauveur (Cross of Saint-Saviour).