Aurignac

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Aurignac
TownAurignac
Insee code31028
Postcode31420
Latitude43.2173740
Longitude0.8816530
AltitudeFrom 295 to 511 meters
Surface17.95 km²
Population1248 inhabitants
Density69 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townToulouse (at 78 km, 53 min)Saint-Élix-Séglan at 3.9 km (7 min)
DepartmentHaute-GaronneBouzin at 4 km (8 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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).

Detailed information
Leisure centresCave of Aurignac,   Museum of Prehistory of Aurignac,   Museum of Prehistory of the Aurignacien
Performance hallsEspace Saint Michel

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

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

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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Riding lessons and horse ridesNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 65 €Saint-Gaudens (17.8 km)
Donkey hire and ridesNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 36 €Sauveterre-de-Comminges (24 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farmLocal flavoursFreeMonblanc (29 km)
Canyoning, rafting, climbing and hikingSports sensationsFrom 35 € to 50 €Malvezie (29 km)

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PHOTOS

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Path of the shelter prehistoricPath of the shelter prehistoric
 
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WEATHER

Wednesday 26 November
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Min. 11°C - Max. 13°C
Thursday 27 November
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Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 November
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Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Abattoir  
9.5
Saint-Gaudens
Located in the charming town of Saint-Gaudens, L'Abattoir restaurant welcomes you in a cozy red and black colored. Warm and friendly smile, comfortable seating and decoration, it is...
Located 16.6 km from Aurignac28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel du Commerce  
8.8
Saint-Gaudens
REGIONAL ACCENTS - Between Garonne and the Pyrenees, between countryside and mountains, each season brings a lot of emotions, sensations and local products. The Hôtel du Commerce proposes...
Located 17.5 km from Aurignac34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Côte à l'Os  
9
Valentine
Velentine Located on the banks of the Garonne and a few kilometers from Saint-Gaudens, Côte à l'Os welcomes you in a setting mélant elegantly rustic and modern. Its decorated with colorful...
Located 19.4 km from Aurignac38 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsFiguesetgalets    
9.3
Mondavezan
Comingeoise house typical of the nineteenth century, tastefully renovated with a landscaped park of 3000 m². The cottages are independent home owners. Every comfort is present and you...
Located 12.4 km from Aurignac60 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsDomaine du Val de Soux     NEW
Salies-du-Salat
Bed and Breakfast in a historic house in a valley at the foot of the Pyrenees. Large sites nearby, caves, castles, Romanesque churches, ancient sites. Peace and quiet in a 4-hectare...
Located 18.5 km from AurignacFrom 75 € to 85 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLa ferme des mouleres    
9.7
L'Isle-en-Dodon
Between countryside and the Pyrenees, we welcome you to our farm in organic production. The entrance to our guest rooms you will enjoy your stay at your leisure. We look forward to...
Located 19.1 km from Aurignac59 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 3 personsMolo de Bach  
9.6
Ganties
Nestled in lush greenery bordering creek, this old mill offers peace, relaxation and tranquillité. Mitoyen of the owner's house, it was renovated according to the standards écologiques....
Located 17.8 km from AurignacFrom 350 € to 500 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGîtes Pyrénées Les Trois Montagnes
Ganties
In the Pyrenees francais, departement de Haute-Garonne, in the little village Ganties, you can find Gîtes Pyrénées Les Trois Montagnes. Gîtes Pyrénées Les Trois Montagnes is an address...
Located 18.3 km from AurignacFrom 322 € to 798 € per week 
House for 6 personsLa Métairie du Château
Montmaurin
This is the heart of the small region of Comminges between Biscay and Pyrenees and one hour from Toulouse, Tarbes and Auch, we have chosen to live and welcome you. Metairie du Château,...
Located 19.9 km from AurignacFrom 340 € to 560 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
43 places over 1,2 haPré Fixe camping 3* proche Toulouse    
9.5
Cassagnabère-Tournas
Pré Fixe is a family campsite of 43 pitches, 3 star, which is part of an environmentally friendly approach. Located in a small village of Comminges, the land is terraced and will offer...
Located 7.6 km from AurignacFrom 13 € to 20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Saint Laurans - Hotel in AurignacHôtel Saint Laurans    
8.9
Aurignac
Located in the medieval village of Aurignac, Hôtel Saint Laurans offers bright studios including free access to the fitness centre. There is a shaded terrace and a games room. The studios...
Located in AurignacRoom from 55 €
Hotel Restaurant du Lac - Hotel in AurignacHotel Restaurant du Lac     
7.8
Boussens
Just 30 metres from Boussens Lake, where guests can fish and watch wildlife, Hotel Restaurant du Lac has a 9000m² garden, a gastronomic restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The...
Located 8.7 km from AurignacRoom from 60 €
Hostellerie Du Parc - Hotel in AurignacHostellerie Du Parc     
7.8
Labarthe-Inard
Hostellerie Du Parc is located in Labarthe-Inard in the Comminges region. It offers peaceful accommodation with mountains views, a garden and free Wi-Fi. Each of the guest rooms has...
Located 12.2 km from AurignacRoom from 50 €

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Les Jardins Ramel
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ramel Park, 300 metres from Luchon, Jardins Ramel allows direct access to the Superbagnères ski resort and to the...
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Les Jardins Ramel
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ramel Park, 300 metres from Luchon, Jardins Ramel allows direct access to the Superbagnères...
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