Living + Teaching in Foix, France

Population: 9,721
Département: Ariège

"Hidden Pyrénées Gem"

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Le Café Gros
27 Cours Gabriel Fauré

Le Passe Temps
21 rue des Marchands

Les Quatre Saisons
11 rue de la Faurie

e Café Gros
27 Cours Gabriel Fauré

Café Le Central
Place de la Halle aux Grain

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


Comme Chez Mémé
Place Violet

Le Passe Temps
21 rue des Marchands

afé Le Central
Place de la Halle aux Grains



Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit



  • Chateau de Foix
  • Find the hiking trails leading up to La Croix (the cross)
  • The Friday morning marché 
  • Take the train to Ax-les-Thermes to hike and ski
  • La Foire de la Barguillère in October
  • L'Estive de Foix for classic films and talks

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • iking nearby in surrounding hills
  • Skiing and hiking in Ax-les-Thermes (one hour
    south by train) 

Housing Examples

  • 300€ per month for a studio

Worst Things About Foix

Best Things About Foix

  • Calm, peaceful town
  • Beautiful surrounding hills and mountains
  • Close to the Pyrénées
  • Simple and picturesque
  • rovides a unique and authentically French experience
  • Very small town
  • Not many young people reside here
  • Everything closes early (shops, restaurants, etc.)
  • ot a great deal of things to do on weekends

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • There is an English/French Exchange on Thursday nights at Le Café Gros, and it's a great opportunity to practice French and meet other English speakers. Very worth it to check it out and go every week!
  • Find families to tutor for as a side job to make some extra pocket money.
  • riège is a very unique part of France, enjoy it! 


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Neighboring City Guides

  • Toulouse

  • Albi

  • Cahors