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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

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

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

Tourism label
Latitude43.2173740 (N 43° 13’ 3”)
Longitude0.8816530 (E 0° 52’ 54”)
AltitudeFrom 295m to 511m
Surface area17.95 km²
Population1274 inhabitants
Density70 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (48 mi, 53 min)
Insee code31028
IntercommunalityCC Coeur et Coteaux du Comminges
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Élix-Séglan2.4 mi (7 min)
Bouzin2.5 mi (8 min)
Montoulieu-Saint-Bernard2.7 mi (9 min)
Boussan2.8 mi (8 min)
Peyrouzet3.2 mi (10 min)
Cazeneuve-Montaut3.6 mi (11 min)
Alan3.7 mi (9 min)
Aulon4.2 mi (11 min)
Le Fréchet4.3 mi (10 min)
Cassagnabère-Tournas4.9 mi (8 min)
Auzas5.2 mi (13 min)
Laffite-Toupière5.3 mi (14 min)
Bachas5.4 mi (12 min)
Benque5.5 mi (12 min)
Eoux5.7 mi (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 town of Aurignac hosts its weekly market on Saturday morning.

Once a year, in summer, the association of traders of the city and Bienvenidos organize a big night market in all the village.

In August, Aurignac organizes medieval days during which, the whole village takes on its old costume. On this occasion, street artists, musicians and troubadours, storytellers, equestrian parades and fiery knights' battles enliven the streets of the medieval walls.

And in mid-September, there is a sporting event "Aurignac Olympics" on some of the 200 km of hiking trails around Aurignac in memorable trails.


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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Sunday 5 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 29°C
Monday 6 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 24°C
Tuesday 7 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 26°C

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
All-terrain electric scooter hire
Sports sensations35 € to 50 € Montclar-de-Comminges (7 mi)
Bargain-hunting at a non-profit upcycling centre
EntertainmentFreeCazères (10.5 mi)
Canyoning, rafting, climbing and hiking
Sports sensations35 € to 50 € Malvezie (18.3 mi)
Nordic walking with a sports instructor
Sports sensations40 € to 275 € Saint-Laurent-de-Neste (22 mi)
Horse ride around Gimont
Sports sensations20 € Gimont (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Brouls trail at Pointis-Inard, canton of Saint-Gaudens
HikeEasy1h20Pointis-Inard (9.8 mi)
Cycle route of the Garonne: Saint-Gaudens-Saint-Bertrand de Comminges
HikeEasy7h30Saint-Gaudens (10.9 mi)
Garonne Cycle Route: Saint-Gaudens in Saint-Martory
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h40Saint-Gaudens (10.9 mi)
Canal Trail at Lodes, Township of Saint-Gaudens
HikeEasy1h50Lodes (12.9 mi)
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez (17.8 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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