Make sure you see the the Chateau de Foix while you are in Foix.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, usually only offers you a glimpse into the broader natural and cultural makeup of a region. So try to set aside some time to tour Midi-Pyrenees' other sights and attractions. Visit the Chateau de Queribus and Lombrives Cave in Ussat, about 9 miles (14 kilometers) distance from Foix. For more things to do, visit the Grotte de Niaux and Niaux Cave which you'll find in and around Niaux, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Foix.
Ax-les-Thermes is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Foix. This center features a some great visitor attractions, like Ours Ski Lift, Ax 3 Domaines Ski Resort and Mansedre Ski Lift. Ax-les-Thermes has a lot to offer travelers willing to stay for a day or two. Lievre Blanc Ski Lift, Casse Ski Lift and Chalets Ski Lift are some of the other points of interest sure to delight.
If you're in the hunt for things to do that won't wreak havoc on the budget, take a tour of Midi-Pyrenees' numerous outdoor attractions such as open-air markets. Holy places are often the perfect portals into a community's spiritual heart. The churches of Midi-Pyrenees are no exception.
If the best vacation for you is focussed on being outdoors and enjoying the cold weather, this region will be perfect. Cross-country skiing is a popular activity. Skiing is also common. Cycling and wildlife watching are just some of the great options for relaxation in this area.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your euros on last-minute mementos and say Au revoir / À bientôt to the friends you've made and the places you've enjoyed.