The reputation of Aurignac is due to the discovery of prehistoric objects that mark the development of figurative art in Europe and gives its name to the Aurignacian period (30,000 BC. JC).
However, the personality of this village perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Pyrenees is more marked by its medieval architecture and set of three walled enclosures around the Count's castle.
The medieval village consists of three walled enclosures that open on the count's castle, the dungeon is laid out for sightseeing, and the church, the porch rated this sumptuous twisted columns. Several beautiful hotels in the Renaissance and half-timbered houses line the visit facilitated by many explanatory plaques. Superb panorama of the Pyrenees from the top of the tower (viewpoint).
Throughout the year, the common Aurignac hosts a weekly market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
4th Sunday of April, a large garage sale unit 19 municipalities in the canton for the biggest garage sale of Comminges "Full Gosier - Jumble".
Once a year, in summer, the association of traders in the city and organize Bienvenidos a great night market in the village.
August Aurignac organizes medieval days during which the whole village takes his costume of yesteryear. On this occasion, street artists, musicians and troubadours, storytellers, horse parades and knights fighting furious enliven the streets of the medieval walls.
And mid September a sporting event "The Olympics Aurignac" throw riders, mountain biking and marathon on some of the 200 km of hiking trails around Aurignac in memorable trails.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Many historical or cultural sites are present on the canton: the palace of the Bishops of Comminges and former Hospice of Our Lady of Loreto to Alan, the Gallo-Roman pool Montoulieu, the small Romanesque church of the 11th century Peyrissas the Many churches bell gable (St. Radegund and also to Latoue Peyrouzet, Eoux, St Elix, Samouillan, Terrebasse, Alan ...), multiple wash (see Boussan, Aulon, Latoue with heritage plaques).
Most sites are within the township on foot, horseback or bicycle through the woods, by a large network of hiking trails.