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The Château of Foix
[Midi-Pyrénées visit continued from Part 5]


Foix, to the south-west of Mirepoix. A very pleasant town with a small interesting Château at its top, which we were heading for - and a lucky break in the weather for a few hours!


Walking up...


...and up...


...nice views over the town (we haven't reached the Château yet)


...a nice sitting-out spot (it's in the previous photo - my little Lumix DMC-TZ4 camera has an amazing telephoto lens for its size)


Looking around..


The entrance!


Up some more... Later on I climbed the square tower, my spouse climbed the round one, but I apparently missed her appearance by a minute or so (see later)



The tower that my spouse climbed. As with "my" tower, when standing on the parapets at the top, you are actually outside the walls!


The bedroom of Henri IV, a little way up the square tower, a place to stay if you are Royal and like being very isolated...


Looking down from the parapet... telephoto lens again, it actually looked a LONG way down... No glass here... if you drop something, it's gone...


Where my spouse was, a minute or so after I left...



The railway station at Foix (and a few hours later, it was raining again...)


Back at the hotel...
The day of departure, and the weather changed...


Sunny all around, with a great forecast for the next several days...

Ah well, you can't win 'em all - and even cloud and rain in this part of the world is more enjoyable than in England!

[A GoogleMap of this area will be found here]