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The medieval town of Foix dates back almost fifteen thousand years. The Romans settled here first and built a fortress on one of the rocky peaks and Foix's famous status now serves as the capital city of Ariege.
It has always been a favorite destination for travelers not only wanting to experience the medieval narrow cobbled streets of the town centre, but as the starting point to a journey around the entire beautiful city.
Cheap car hire in Foix lets you explore all of its sights, and with all of the beautiful scenery to admire, you wouldn't want to be caught up with sore feet, as the ninth century abbey provides a classic French setting for a stroll.
Foix castle dominates the town below and provides an excellent view of the mountains stretching far beyond the city itself. The castle provides an excellent base for exploring the many historic sites as well as a taste of its rich culture. There are many local markets to explore and car hire in Foix is easy to find which leaves you with more scope to take strolls around these beautiful surroundings.
The surrounding landscape is a perfect setting for outdoor activities and there is plenty of walking, cycling, horse riding and white water rafting to be done in the summer months. Foix has even hosted the beginning of one of the major stages on the Tour de France.
If cycling is not for you, then car rental in Foix give you the chance to experience the local ski slopes. Mount d'Olmes is an excellent skiing resort, although if you feel like a challenge then the slopes of Andorra are less than 46 miles away.