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Visit Aurillac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments but is a very pleasant town to explore

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Aurillac. For detailed visitor information see the Aurillac travel guide.

Aurillac is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Cantal department (general information: Aurillac is 438 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Marcoles at 16 km and Saint-Chamant at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Aurillac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aurillac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Aurillac


Markets in and near Aurillac

Market days in Aurillac: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (20km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (29km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (30km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (32km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (42km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (42km)

More information about Aurillac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Aurillac, France

What to do at Aurillac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aurillac.

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (29km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (45km)
  • Assier Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (26km)
  • Puy Griou (28km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (30km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Aurillac

Canton: Aurillac

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15000

Distance to Aurillac

from Aurillac (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 438 km

from Calais: 672 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 237 km

from Strasbourg: 574 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Aurillac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arpajon-sur-Cere, Naucelles, Saint-Simon, Teissieres-de-Cornet and Ytrac.

This page in French: Visiter Aurillac

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