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Author 'Fifie34' (Id 212961 ) : Built on a spur natural carved by the river ariège, the castle of the counts of Foix, built in the Eleventh and Twelfth century, dominates the city. In the Thirteenth century it suffered the fury of the crusaders during the albigensian crusade, without that he is never taken by Simon de Montfort. It is also during this century that the count of Foix unites with the Béarne which will become the permanent residence of the counts.
The round tower, later, the Fifteenth testament to the power of the 'Princes of the Pyrenees' The last of these, Henri of Navarre, will anchor its lands to the kingdom of France by becoming the good king Henri IV.
The citadel of Foix owes its survival to the fact of being transformed into a garrison, then in prison, until the Nineteenth century, during which it will become a historical monument.
Today the emblem of the capital of the Ariège, it hosts 100. 000 visitors per year. That's it for the history !
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EXIF : Brand: Canon | Camera: Canon Eos 70d | Objectif: Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L USM
Aperture: f/8.0 | Exposure time: 1/250 s | ISO: 100 | Focal: 66 mm | Metering: Spot (3)
Prog. expo.: Manuel (1) | Correction: 0 EV | Flash: Non (16) | Date: 06/09/2014 15:45:47
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Castle of Foix: 6 Comment(s) | Very Good (4.33/5)
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> Crabecanoe [G] [P] [C] [B] [F] >Reply Feb 08, 2015
Very good framing. The castle is very well on the bottom of the mountain. Beautiful light, which gives relief to the three high-rise towers. Stay tuned for more photos. Marcel.
 
> Ninik [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply Nov 25, 2014
Splendid photo, postcard-worthy, and excellent commentary of the 'guide'.
 
> D.marsim [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply Nov 23, 2014
Your framing accentuates the castle of Foix that I discovered
 
> Gibritte [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply Nov 20, 2014
I knew the other side to spend. Here pleases me even more. Well framed
 
> Gélinotte [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply Nov 20, 2014
for the angle of view and the light that this beautiful castle that I discovered as well as its history ; when I pass by there... he will deserve a detour
Thank you Fifie34 for this beautiful shot full of stories...
 
> Julicarm [G] [P] [C] [F] >Reply Nov 20, 2014
Building majestic in a sumptuous !
Our nobility had good taste and a good defense strategy for them, leaving the village in front of us on the front...
Beautiful photo Fifie...
 
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