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Aurillac, a family friendly town

The "Famille Plus" (Family Plus) label obtained in 2007, is a fitting reward for the special activities organised for young and old alike here, not to mention the festivals, the various activities in the local area (both in the town and the mountains) all designed to ensure your family holiday is fun and festive at every stage.


Located close to the mountains and to the Plomb du Cantal where the wild river Jordanne flows freely, Aurillac is a town in which you will instantly feel at home.
Surrounded by Southern accents and subtle mixtures of warm and cool shades, we invite you to discover a diverse range of activities open to all. What takes your fancy? A visit to the museum after a mountain bike trip? A spot of shopping, a visit to a farm or maybe a show?



What to do in Aurillac

In addition to the wonderful charm of its winding streets, Aurillac also boasts a volcano museum and a museum of art and archaeology giving visitors a chance to learn more about the history of the region. The town's more recent history has been shaped since 1986 by the International Street Theatre Festival, where you can appreciate the quality and variety of performances by all kinds of artists from many different backgrounds. Never-ending series of shows can be enjoyed close up, right before your eyes. A unique experience to be shared as a family or among friends.


The Street Theatre Festival
The Street Theatre Festival

We also invite you to sample the area's famous local gastronomy comprised of AOC (controlled origin) cheeses, cooked meats and other specialities during the "Goudots Gourmands" competition.

But what about something for the kids?

Get the most from the nearby mountains and countryside with mountain biking trails, a hiking trail along the Jordanne Gorges, a recreational water fun park and a horse riding school.
Your family is always welcome for a great holiday you'll never forget, in an outstanding unspoiled natural environment offering countless activities.

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