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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 stopover on your journey or during your next vacation or in the Creuse during a short stay in Aubusson; the rich heritage of this beautiful city deserves a visit?

The tapestry Aubusson, centuries-old art of weaving, was recorded September 30, 2009 at the World Intangible 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, cinema, outdoor, running 'Orni Cup', children's shows ...

From mid-July to mid-August: Festival Music in the Heart of the Tapestry. Concerts of chamber music and organ in churches Aubusson and its environs.

In July: Antiquarian Book Fair. Exhibit and sale by booksellers specialize in the Polyvalent Hall of Aubusson.


Weaving demonstration at the House of Upholstery
Weaving demonstration at the House of Upholstery
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby


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)


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Vacation rentals