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Foix Collection

Foix, a picturesque town in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, is steeped in history and charm

Background imageFoix Collection: Picture No. 11073902

Picture No. 11073902
Montsegur Castle built on the remains of one of the last strongholds of the Cathars Near Foix, eastern Pyrenees, France

Background imageFoix Collection: Gaston, comte de Foix, dit Phoebus (engraving)

Gaston, comte de Foix, dit Phoebus (engraving)
5228881 Gaston, comte de Foix, dit Phoebus (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gaston, comte de Foix, dit Phoebus)

Background imageFoix Collection: Raymond Berenger III (1082-1131), Count of Barcelona raising the flag of Barcelona on the tower of

Raymond Berenger III (1082-1131), Count of Barcelona raising the flag of Barcelona on the tower of the castle of Foix
CUL4875839 Raymond Berenger III (1082-1131), Count of Barcelona raising the flag of Barcelona on the tower of the castle of Foix by FORTUNY I MARSAL, Mariano (1838-1874)

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix. The deer hunt after a 15th century manuscript. 19th century (manuscript)

Foix. The deer hunt after a 15th century manuscript. 19th century (manuscript)
535081 Foix. The deer hunt after a 15th century manuscript. 19th century (manuscript); (add.info.: B.N. Paris the river. Christopher means Christ bearer, the river was Death (left)

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees, France

Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees, France

Background imageFoix Collection: Le Tour de France, Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Le Tour de France, Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageFoix Collection: Sketches of Andorra (engraving)

Sketches of Andorra (engraving)
1596627 Sketches of Andorra (engraving) by Jennings, E. (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of Andorra. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 30 August 1890)

Background imageFoix Collection: Jean Froissart reading to Gaston de Foix after supper

Jean Froissart reading to Gaston de Foix after supper
Jean Froissart reading from his Chronicles at the court of Gaston de Foix at Orthez, south-west France, after supper. 1388

Background imageFoix Collection: Jean Froissart and Sir Espaing de Lyon

Jean Froissart and Sir Espaing de Lyon on their way to the court of Gaston de Foix at Orthez, south-west France. 1388

Background imageFoix Collection: Francoise de Foix, Countess of Chateaubriand, 1475-1537

Francoise de Foix, Countess of Chateaubriand, 1475-1537
Francoise de Foix, Countess of Chateaubriand, mistress of King Francis I of France, 1475-1537. She wears a chaperon headdress trimmed with gold cloth at the front

Background imageFoix Collection: Francoise de Foix, mistress to King Francis

Francoise de Foix, mistress to King Francis
Francoise de Foix, Comtesse de Chateaubriant, mistress to King Francis I of France, 1495-1537. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in Roger de Gaignieres portfolios from Le

Background imageFoix Collection: Andre de Foix, Lesparre, French soldier 1490-1547

Andre de Foix, Lesparre, French soldier 1490-1547
Andre de Foix, Seigneur d Esparros, vicomte de Villemur, Lesparre, French soldier 1490-1547. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a portrait in Roger de Gaignieres portfolios from Le

Background imageFoix Collection: Thomas de Foix, Seigneur de Lescun, French soldier 1483-1525

Thomas de Foix, Seigneur de Lescun, French soldier 1483-1525
Thomas de Foix, Seigneur de Lescun, Marechal de Foix, French soldier 1483-1525. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in Roger de Gaignieres portfolios from Le Bibliophile Jacob

Background imageFoix Collection: Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours, in suit of armour 1489-1512

Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours, in suit of armour 1489-1512
Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours, military commander in suit of armour with tonlet (armoured skirt) 1489-1512. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a portrait in Galerie des hommes

Background imageFoix Collection: Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours, military

Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours, military commander 1489-1512. Handcoloured lithograph after a tapestry in Roger de Gaignieres portfolio VII 94 from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes

Background imageFoix Collection: Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, Marshal of France, d. 1528

Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, Marshal of France, d. 1528
Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, Marshal of France, d.1528. Handcoloured lithograph after a portrait in Roger de Gaignieres portfolios from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes

Background imageFoix Collection: Catherine de Foix, Queen of Navarre, 1468-1517

Catherine de Foix, Queen of Navarre, 1468-1517. Handcoloured lithograph after a stained-glass window in the chapel at the chateau of Plessis-Boure in Roger de Gaignieres portfolio VII 67 from Le

Background imageFoix Collection: Jean I de Grailly, comte de Foix et de Bigorre 1382-1436

Jean I de Grailly, comte de Foix et de Bigorre 1382-1436. He wears a knee-length surtout and a gold woven belt with gold acorns hanging from it

Background imageFoix Collection: Marguerite de Comminges, wife of Mathieu de Foix, 1363-1443

Marguerite de Comminges, wife of Mathieu de Foix, 1363-1443
Marguerite de Comminges, wife of Mathieu de Foix who had her locked up in a castle for 15 years, 1363-1443. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a miniature in Bernard de Montfaucons

Background imageFoix Collection: Madeleine de France, comtesse de Foix, daughter

Madeleine de France, comtesse de Foix, daughter of King Charles VII of France, 1443-1495. She wears a pink robe with long angel-wing sleeves (manche a l ange)

Background imageFoix Collection: FOIX

FOIX
A picturesque engraving of the capital of the Ariege departement, which is dominated by a medieval castle situated on a high rock Date: 1835

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix, France, 1835

Foix, France, 1835
Foix, the capital of the Ariege departement in southwestern France, which is dominated by a medieval castle situated on a high rock. Date: 1835

Background imageFoix Collection: CHATEAU DE FOIX TAKEN

CHATEAU DE FOIX TAKEN
The chateau de Foix is taken by King Philippe III the Bold Date: 1272

Background imageFoix Collection: Francoise de Foix, Comtesse de Chateaubriant, early 16th century, (1907)

Francoise de Foix, Comtesse de Chateaubriant, early 16th century, (1907). Portrait of the Countess of Chateaubriant (c1495-1537), chief mistress of Francis I of France

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix, L Ariege, France, Bridge Quarter, Church and Castle

Foix, L Ariege, France, Bridge Quarter, Church and Castle. Date: circa 1907

Background imageFoix Collection: Moving off, road to Foix, France, c1914-c1918

Moving off, road to Foix, France, c1914-c1918. Photograph from a series of glass plate stereoview images depicting scenes from World War I (1914-1918)

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageFoix Collection: Bernard de Foix de la Valette aka Bernard de Nogaret de La Valette, 1592-1661

Bernard de Foix de la Valette aka Bernard de Nogaret de La Valette, 1592-1661. French general and Duke of Epernon

Background imageFoix Collection: Fragment Double Capital Mary Martha Raising Lazarus

Fragment Double Capital Mary Martha Raising Lazarus
Fragment of a Double Capital: Mary and Martha at the Raising of Lazarus, 1145-1165. Southwest France, Ariege, region of Foix, mid-12th century

Background imageFoix Collection: How The Comte De Foix Took Strong Places In Guienne. After A Miniature From The 15Th Century

How The Comte De Foix Took Strong Places In Guienne. After A Miniature From The 15Th Century Manuscript Vigiles De Charles Vii

Background imageFoix Collection: Gaston Phoebus 1331 To 1391 Teaching The Art Of Venery Or Hunting

Gaston Phoebus 1331 To 1391 Teaching The Art Of Venery Or Hunting. 19Th Century Reproduction From 15Th Century Miniature Of Phoebus And His Staff Hunting Wild Animals And Birds Of Prey

Background imageFoix Collection: Francis I Phoebus of Foix (1469-1483). King of Navarre

Francis I Phoebus of Foix (1469-1483). King of Navarre (1479-1483) and count of Foix (1472). 15th century french manuscript with instructions on the art of war. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN

Background imageFoix Collection: The Deer Hunt from Le Livre de la Chasse (Book of the Hunt) of Gaston III Phoebus (1331-1391)

The Deer Hunt from Le Livre de la Chasse (Book of the Hunt) of Gaston III Phoebus (1331-1391), Comte de Foix. 15th century manuscript. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageFoix Collection: Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees, France

Background imageFoix Collection: Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century, Artist: CM Dixon

Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century, Artist: CM Dixon
Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century. 10th-century castle associated with the Cathars

Background imageFoix Collection: Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464). Engraving. Colored

Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464). Engraving. Colored
Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464). Queen of Navarre. Blanche of Navarre is delivered to the Captal of Buch, who orders imprison her into a castle. Engraving after a painting by Eduardo Rosales

Background imageFoix Collection: Nicolas Michel Foix

Nicolas Michel Foix
NICOLAS MICHEL FOIX French magistrat and philanthropist. Date: 1743 - 1830

Background imageFoix Collection: Bernard Duc D epernon

Bernard Duc D epernon
BERNARD de NOGARET de FOIX de LA VALETTE, duc d EPERNON French military commander, colonel-general de l infanterie francaise Date: 1592 - 1662

Background imageFoix Collection: Froissart / Presenting

Froissart / Presenting
JEAN FROISSART French chronicler presenting his letters from Guy, Count de Blois, to Gaston Phoebus, Count de Foix, at the latters Palace of Orthez Date: CIRCA 1337 - CIRCA 1410

Background imageFoix Collection: Odet De Foix / Lautrec

Odet De Foix / Lautrec
ODET DE FOIX, sieur de LAUTREC French soldier Date: ? - 1528

Background imageFoix Collection: NEMAURS

NEMAURS
GASTON DE FOIX - Duc de Nemaurs. French soldier. Date: 1489 - 1512

Background imageFoix Collection: Gast󮠉II F颵s. Livre de Chasse, 1387-89

Gast󮠉II F颵s. Livre de Chasse, 1387-89
GASTON III de Foix-B顲 n (1331 - 1391). Book of the Hunt (Livre de Chasse). 1387 - 1389. Hunting of deer and wild boar with nets. Illustration of 15th c. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE

Background imageFoix Collection: Bernard de Foix de La Valette d Epernon

Bernard de Foix de La Valette d Epernon
Bernard de Foix de La Valette (1592-1661) - Duke of Epernon, a French Colonel-General and Chevalier du Saint-Esprit. In 1639, the French Court pronouced a sentence of death against him

Background imageFoix Collection: Germain De Saint-Foix

Germain De Saint-Foix
GERMAIN FRANCOIS POULLAIN de SAINT-FOIX French writer. Date: 1698 - 1776

Background imageFoix Collection: Castle In Languedoc

Castle In Languedoc
circa 1960: The castle of Foix in Languedoc. In early medieval times such castles were the seats of counts who were vassals of the Count of Toulouse. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Background imageFoix Collection: The Chateau of Foix, THE PYRENEES, FRANCE, 19th century engraving

The Chateau of Foix, THE PYRENEES, FRANCE, 19th century engraving

Background imageFoix Collection: EU, France, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees. Chateau Comtal (Chateau of the Counts of Foix)

EU, France, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees. Chateau Comtal (Chateau of the Counts of Foix)

Background imageFoix Collection: Europe, France, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees. Chateau Comtal

Europe, France, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees. Chateau Comtal



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Foix, a picturesque town in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, is steeped in history and charm. From its impressive castle overlooking the Pyrenees to its association with notable figures throughout the centuries, Foix captivates visitors with its rich heritage. As Le Tour de France passes through this enchanting town, cyclists are greeted by breathtaking views of Foix's stunning landscapes. Picture No. 11073902 captures the essence of this momentous event as riders pedal their way through Ariege, leaving spectators in awe. Gaston, comte de Foix, known as Phoebus for his radiant personality and bravery, is immortalized in an exquisite engraving. His legacy lives on within these ancient walls that have witnessed countless tales of valor and chivalry. Foix Castle stands proudly atop a hilltop, guarding over the town like a sentinel from days gone by. Its imposing presence tells stories of battles fought and victories won – a testament to the resilience and fortitude of those who called it home. Francis I Phoebus was not only King of Navarre but also left an indelible mark on French history during his reign from 1469 to 1483. His influence extended beyond borders as he shaped political alliances and navigated treacherous waters with finesse. Sketches depicting Andorra transport us to another world altogether – one where rugged mountains meet azure skies and nature reigns supreme. These engravings capture the untamed beauty that surrounds Foix and remind us why it has long been a haven for adventurers seeking solace amidst untouched wilderness. Jean Froissart finds himself engrossed in reading to Gaston de Foix after supper – an intimate moment shared between friends where words weave tales that transport them far away from reality's grasp. Their bond transcends time as they find solace in each other's company.