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 municipality of Aurignac hosts a weekly market every Tuesday and Saturday morning.
The fourth Sunday in April, a big garage sale unites the 19 municipalities in the canton for the biggest garage sale of Comminges "Full Gosier - Vide-Grenier."
Once a year, in summer, the association of traders in the city and organize Bienvenidos a large night market in the village.
In August, in the charming village close to Alan's place on the now famous Festiv'Alan which each year welcomes participants from around the world for a week of dance.
And mid September, a sporting event "The Olympics of Aurignac" throw riders, mountain biking and marathon runners of 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.