Foix is the capital of the Département of the Ariège. Nestled into the foothills, Foix is the gateway to the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Ariègeoises, to the ski fields to the south, and to Andorra and Spain (via the Puymorens Tunnel).
- The Chateau de Foix
- The old town
- Its easy train access to Toulouse, Paris and the ski and thermal resorts of the Vallées d'Ax
- Its Friday market
- The lively cultural scene, including the extensive programme of plays, concerts and dance put on throughout the year by L'Estive, the summer Jazz festival, and the son-et-lumiere shows against the backdrop of the castle throughout July and August.