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Place du Square Aurillac

Tel:+33 (0)4 71 48 46 58
Fax:+33 (0)4 71 48 99 39

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Aurillac is the capital of the Cantal department and an excellent base for exploring the Cantal region and its mountains.  The mountains used to encompass one of the oldest volcanoes on record, the enormous Cantal volcano.  What remains today of this extinct volcano is a large number of high crests and peaks such as Plomb du Cantal (1855m) or Puy Mary (1787m) and deep plunging valleys.  This is the perfect playground for cycling, hiking, rafting, paragliding, canoeing and numerous other outdoor pursuits.

The market town of Aurillac makes for a pleasant stay.  It has a handful of small museums, a pedestriansed 'vielle ville' and a lively market twice weekly.  Here you'll be able to sample Cantal Cheese which, not unlike Cheddar, is a hard flavoursome cheese.  Cantal is also one of the main ingredients in 'aligot' a dish of mashed potato and crushed garlic.

What to See - Aurillac Attractions

Le Lorian - Telesiege avec porte VTT
Station Super-Lorian, Laveissiere 15300
find out more about cycling in the Cantal mountains
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 49 50 08

Golf de la haute Auvergne
Lablade, Sansac de Marmiesse, 15130
an 18 hole golf course set against the fantastic backdrop of the Cantal mountains
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 47 73 75

Musee de Cire / Historial de Haute-Auvergne
Place Gerbert, Aurillac 15000
retraces life in Aurillac through the ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jan-Sep (15h-19h) | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 48 46 58

Musee d'Art et d'Archeologie
Rue des Carmes, Aurillac 15000
painting, art, sculpture and an interesting display of umbrellas - a traditional craft
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Feb-Oct: Tue-Sat; Jul-Aug: daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 45 46 10

Château Saint-Etienne
Rue Etienne, Aurillac 15000
castle and benedictine abbey built by the Count of Aurillac and now home to a worthy museum devoted to volcanoes
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but not Sundays | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 48 07 00

Château d'Anjony
Tournemire, N of Aurillac,
built by one of Joan of Arc's fervent supporters Louis II d'Anjony and one of Auvergne's finest castles
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Feb - Mid Nov: daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 47 61 67