Blue Hour in Foix

Foix is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.  We stayed there on the last night of our July trip, flying out of Toulouse the next day.  Foix probably isn’t on most tourist’s radar, but we enjoyed our brief time there.

The Ariege river runs alongside the town, but the town is dominated by the Château de Foix, which dates to 987.  I was looking for a good viewpoint to photograph the Château, so I climbed a hill on the other side of the river.  I decided to hang around after sunset hoping for a nice blue hour photo. As I waited, it seemed like the Château wasn’t going to be lit.  Finally, they turned on the lights.  It was actually more of a light show, with rotating colors.  It was lit purple, red, yellow, etc.  I liked this shot the best, I think:

Château de Foix

Château de Foix

3 comments on “Blue Hour in Foix”

  1. Larry says:

    Nicely captured

    1. Peter says:


  2. Catherine Hicks says:

    I like the contrast of the dark, rather oppressive clouds and the golden light layered beneath.

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