A gateway towards south-west France
Perhaps you aren’t quite set on a holiday destination yet. You could be looking for somewhere with appeal for all the family offering enriching and unique experiences that everyone will enjoy. Well, look no further! Everything you need is right here!
Welcome to Aurillac and its surrounding area, #paysaurillac
Located in the far corner of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Aurillac and its surrounding area is perfectly poised as the gateway towards south-west France. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you and we invite you to explore the area’s authentic charm. You will discover an enticing mixture of tradition, history and innovation and all amidst awe-inspiring natural scenery.
A breathtaking setting
You will be amazed by the diversity of the stunning landscape in the area around the town of Aurillac and stretching across towards Aveyron. There’s the Puy Mary, Cantal’s emblematic summit rising up almost 2,000 metres. It is a protected site and recognized as part of the Grand Site de France network. There are the beaches and water-sports facilities around Saint-Etienne-Cantalès dam. Then, on another note, there are historic strongholds like the fortress that once stood on the basalt rock table in Carlat, a site that belongs to the Grimaldi family of the Principality of Monaco. With so much choice, Aurillac and its surrounding area is the ideal destination for a relaxing and unforgettable break with friends or family.
It’s time to come together, recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, then you’ve certainly come to the right place! From conventional sports to adrenaline-packed activities, there is something to suit everyone. This includes hiking, mountain biking, golf, sailing and rock climbing.
This exceptional setting is also home to some magnificent heritage sites including traditional houses with their slate or stone rooves, rural farmhouse buildings and castles. One of the stages along the St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim’s way also crosses Aurillac. An added bonus to the rich and varied array of heritage sites for visitors to enjoy.
Relax and soak up the atmosphere!
Finely combining tradition and innovation, Aurillac and its surrounding area gets top marks for its local produce, specialities and crafts. You’ll discover a warm and friendly atmosphere and a lively cultural scene. Many festivals are spread over the year and they are a superb opportunity to learn about the area’s fascinating traditions and also to discover new and wonderful art forms. The highlight event not to be missed is the International Street Theatre Festival in Aurillac held every year during the third week of August.
Enjoying the area after your holiday
As well as offering an exceptional natural environment ideal for sports and leisure activities, the area also boasts some great businesses and local amenities, high-tech and traditional industries as well as excellent health-care, childcare and educational facilities. There’s also a vibrant cultural scene and many local associations that organize activities and events. Aurillac and its surrounding area offers inhabitants all the necessary ingredients to enjoy rural life while still benefitting from the town’s excellent facilities. Making your home here is very appealing, a taste of the good life and offers you an ideal balance of town and country.