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Aurignac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Aurignac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAurignac
Postcode31420
Latitude43.2173740 (N 43° 13’ 3”)
Longitude0.8816530 (E 0° 52’ 54”)
AltitudeFrom 295m to 511m
Surface area17.95 km²
Population1248 inhabitants
Density69 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (78 km, 53 min)
Insee code31028
IntercommunalityCC du Canton d'Aurignac
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Élix-Séglan3.9 km (7 min)
Bouzin4 km (8 min)
Montoulieu-Saint-Bernard4.3 km (9 min)
Boussan4.5 km (8 min)
Peyrouzet5.2 km (10 min)
Cazeneuve-Montaut5.8 km (11 min)
Alan6 km (9 min)
Aulon6.8 km (11 min)
Le Fréchet6.9 km (10 min)
Cassagnabère-Tournas7.9 km (8 min)
Auzas8.4 km (13 min)
Laffite-Toupière8.5 km (14 min)
Bachas8.7 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

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).

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

twisted columns of the Church of Aurignac
twisted columns of the Church of Aurignac
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Village Aurignac
Village Aurignac
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Path of the shelter prehistoric
Path of the shelter prehistoric
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prehistoric shelter Aurignac
prehistoric shelter Aurignac
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Weather

Saturday 28 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
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Sunday 29 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
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Monday 30 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Neighboring villages.

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hiking discovery flora & fauna
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (9.4 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (29 km)
White water rafting on the Garonne
Sports sensations32 € Antignac (49 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (29 km)
GR 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (31 km)
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (50 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels