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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Aubusson - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Nestled in lush greenery, the Capital of Tapestry is located in the heart of France, in the department of Creuse, in the Limousin region.

On the occasion of a brief stop on your route or at your next vacation or in the Creuse during a short stay in Aubusson; the rich heritage of this beautiful city worth a look...

Tapestry of Aubusson, centuries-old art of weaving, was recorded September 30, 2009 Intangible World Heritage by UNESCO. This global recognition welcomes more than 5 centuries of creativity and craftsmanship; it honors all the weavers who for centuries have worked for this demanding activity.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.9540900 (N 45° 57’ 15”)
Longitude2.1689379 (E 2° 10’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 416m to 608m
Surface area19.21 km²
Population3918 inhabitants
Density203 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGuéret (42 km, 46 min)
Insee code23008
IntercommunalityCC Creuse Grand Sud

Nearest cities & towns

Blessac4.9 km (7 min)
Alleyrat5.9 km (10 min)
Moutier-Rozeille6.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Pardoux-le-Neuf7.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Marc-à-Frongier7.4 km (11 min)
Saint-Amand7.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Maixant8 km (12 min)
Felletin10.1 km (12 min)
Bosroger10.2 km (18 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Veisse10.9 km (11 min)
Sainte-Feyre-la-Montagne11 km (16 min)
La Chaussade11.3 km (14 min)
Néoux11.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Alpinien11.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

House Upholstery - Demonstration of Weaving: This is a magnificent tower house of 16th century, situated in the heart of the historic center, are presented as the history and tradition of tapestry Aubusson.

The Departmental Museum of the Tapestry Museum very alive, who has both the intimacy and familiarity of the tapestry and its most monumental. All ages, from the early 17th are represented.

Exhibition-Collection Fougerol: This site contains confidential 135 woven pieces of the sixteenth, seventeenth, 18th and 19th century tapestries, old prints, tapestries seats? manufactured Aubusson and Flanders.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Mid-July: Festival Art in the street. Theater performances, music, outdoor cinema, running 'Orni Cup', children's shows...

From mid-July to mid-August: Festival Music in the Heart of the Tapestry. Chamber music and organ concerts in the churches Aubusson and its surroundings.

In July: Antiquarian Book Fair. Sales exhibition by specialist booksellers in the Polyvalent Hall of Aubusson.


The bridge of La Terrade
The bridge of La Terrade
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Building of the savings bank
Building of the savings bank
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weaving demonstration in the Tapissier House
weaving demonstration in the Tapissier House
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House old upholsterer
House old upholsterer
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Friday 9 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 10 december
Min. 10°C - Max. 10°C
Sunday 11 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 7°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Western Ranch Horse-riding
Sports sensations25 € Saint-Setiers (32 km)
Birch sap Culture
Arts and Crafts30 € to 50 € Eymoutiers (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Verger Gorges
HikeEasy1h30Bourganeuf (32 km)
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (33 km)
Vassivière Lake walk
HikeEasy7h00Beaumont-du-Lac (33 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (52 km)
The Three Spires
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Léger-la-Montagne (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals