1. A great base to exploring!
WeatherWeather in Foix is great every time I visit (four times a year). They claim to have 300 days of sunshine a year and I can believe it: Yesterday (21st February) it reached 24 degrees in the shade!
HolidayI drive around the region, visiting caves and chateaux, take long walks in the hills, admiring the snowcapped Pyrenees, then return to Foix to dine in some of the best restaurants ever.
The town itself is modest, clean and busy with locals doing their daily things. In Summer, it is bustling with visitors.
There are Film and Jazz festivals. Feasts of hogs on a spit, enormous omelettes and other quirky local dishes.
Many a village fete can be visited in the countryside around. Cyclists and climbers find great challenges in the surroundings.
Sadly, the bed and breakfast I used to stay in is now closed, so I stayed at the Lons.
Places RecommendedFoix itself has pretty cobbled streets and sunny cafes. The Chateau de Foix is worth a visit - mainly for the view! The Forges de Pyrene, just outside Foix is a museum full of well presented history.
Many daytrips can be achieved further afield: Ax-les-Thermes is 40 minutes away for skiing and thermal baths. The medieval market town of Mirepoix is 30 minutes away. Carcassonne and Toulouse are an hour away. Perpignan and Collioure are just over 2 hours away and Barcelona is three hours by car or slightly longer by train.
Foix is a great base to return to and relax.
Recommend Foix to others