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Aurillac tourism and travel guide

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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

Aurillac is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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.

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

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!



Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century...

See Marcoles guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and...

See Laroquebrou guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very...

See Salers guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 30 km (direction south)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village...

See Vieillevie guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights...

See Entraygues guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the...

See Mauriac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

Best known for its abbey and a s a...

See Conques guide

... 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

Aurillac is in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Cantal department (general information: Aurillac is 438 kilometres from Paris).

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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