Ariege Velo Proprietor, John Blasquez.  Cycling Nirvana - Ariege2018 Tour de France route, 4 stages in the Pyrenees near our home.
Centre-Ville de Foix, bicycle & business*-friendly
Hosted by John
John is the host.John is a superhost.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

We are excited to be designated Super Hosts with Airbnb, and look forward to sharing our love of southern France! Foix is a medieval town in the Ariège region in the South of France; a Les Grands sites de Midi Pyrénées. Foix hosted the Tour de France on four occasions (2017) and maintains an outdoor cycling velodrome. We are a bike-friendly home located at the foot of the Chateaux de Foix, close to top restaurants, Boulangerie, unparalleled bike riding and much more.

The space

Guests have access to their respective private rooms both bathrooms and breakfast/snacks in the kitchen. If you bring sports equipment, you will have full access to garage and tools needed (on request). No permanent parking next to the house, but un /load expected. The rooms are equipped with storage space for personal items and a Chair.

*Note: we have a business kiosk area to support basic work-related needs. See description below.

Guest access

Whole house

Interaction with guests

We share our home with you and work as a community. We encourage, but not force, confrontation with us and other guests during your stay. We have family and friends visit on-site and welcome, share in our activities.

Other things to note

Popular activities in the town of Foix and surrounding area include a community pool, hiking, tours in caves/grottos. You may consider a swim suit, swim caps are mandatory, hiking shoes and jacket for these choices when here.

While pharmacies are plentiful, please bring all medication in their Rx bottle for clinician reference. I am a nurse and am on site during most, but not all, reservations. There is a regional medical center and emergency room 10 minutes from the house.

Please tell us in advance any medical, physical limitations or accommodation that you need and we will try to assist you during your stay. Note this House is not Adaptive compatible and has several flights of stairs to the main rooms. We organize for ground floor sleeps in the summer months on request.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock

Guest should police themselves and maintain all areas during their stay. This is a shared living home.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Amenity limitations


12 Reviews

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Sally User Profile
September 2017
This place is absolutely perfect if you were a hiker and completing the Cathar Way, or if you want to see another unique French Village with tour guides extraordinaire. Catherine and John are absolute jewels and will help you organize a cycling trip, a trip to the Hot Springs for a spa experience or just have a great time in this wonder village. They do everything to makes you feel you are really a part of the village. They have done an amazing job with a space that is perfect for visitors. They are right below the castle and right around the corner from all the best restaurants in the old town. We highly recommend this place to both hikers and travellers who want a real French experience. It's close to everything and we absolutely love the village as well. Penni thinks John and Catherine for all her help and tips. It was so much fun to meet you! Xox Sally, Stu,David and Ginny

Raphaella User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic people, place and town!!! John and Katherine are great hosts and made our stay in Foix very special. They welcomed us into their home in a way that felt like we were staying with friends, fostering a communal and kind atmosphere. Special people! X
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Aww Thanks. You two were great as well. Come visit again! Tell your friends. Yup it showed two days ago - what a Saga. Wishing the best for both of you !
August 2017

Nancy User Profile
August 2017
If you want to stay in the heart of a medieval village under a castle then this is your spot! John and Katherine will make you feel at home, answer all questions as well as provide you with a comfortable room in their ancient villa. If you are a bicyclist (as I am) then John will show you around the area and up the famous cols. This was my second trip and I will be back!

Jack User Profile
August 2017
Very nice and talkative hosts. Breakfast and plentiful snacks are provided. Bed was very comfortable. Close to many restaurants and shops.

Ana User Profile
July 2017
The remodelation works of the house are still in progress but even though it has all the facilities you may need and an special charm thanks to, for sure, their owners. John and Katherine are really helpful and nice. It is a great option to visit Foix and the zone.

Lily User Profile
July 2017
John and Kat are great. John picked me up from the train station and was full of local knowledge. They had great advice for what do go and how to go about doing it. If you'd like to stay in a home occupied by 8 generations of Foix's most known family, stay here. The castle is an easy walk, restaurant row, a stones throw, and the terraces are a great hiking loop 10 minutes walk from the house. You won't regret booking here. I hope to be back! Bon voyage!

Nancy User Profile
July 2017
If you are a cyclist, this is the place for YOU! John will take you riding with the locals and you will get to experience pieces of the Tour de France. I happen to be there while the TDF was ending a stage there, so the town was full of energy! If you are not a cyclist, there is plenty of culture, history and beautiful scenery to be had. John's place is right in the center of town, close to many restaurants, bars and underneath the historic chateau! Wifi access is great and so are the hosts. I will be back

Foix, FranceJoined in December 2015
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is John’s place.
Katherine helps host.

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