unbekannter Gast

Fortress of Foix#

Château de Foix, Photo: H. Maurer, 2015
Château de Foix
Photo: H. Maurer, 2015

Already the Romans built a fort on the rocky hill where the Château de Foix castle now overlooks the town.

The current castle, whose foundations date back to the early tenth century, was a strong fortress that withstood the repeated attacks of Simon de Montfort IV between 1211 and 1217, during the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathari.