Living + Teaching in Aurillac, France

Population: 27,924
Département: Cantal

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


 

Le Pavé de Boeuf
14 Place Hôtel de Ville

Thai Thi
18 Avenue Gambetta

Le Damier
1 Avenue de la République

L'Exuse
Place Gerbert

Café de France
Place Gerbert

L'Art et la Matière
rue du Salut


Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


 

L'Epilogue
12 Place Hôtel de Ville

Milk Bar
25 Place du Square

L'Abside
12 Place du Square

 

Hélios Café
15 rue de la Bride

Le Bateau Lavoir
lace Gerbert


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


 

Musée des Volcans
Rue du Château Saint-Étienne

  • Festival du Théâtre de Rue (August) 

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


 
  • Le Lioran ski resort (half hour away by car or train)

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


 
  • Skiing at Le Lioran ski resort
  • Hiking nearby
  • everal lakes in the surrounding area
  • To Château Saint-Étienne
  • Parc Hélitas
  • Along the river

Housing Examples


 

 

  • 480€ per month for a spacious 2-bedroom apartment right in centre-ville (240€ per person)
  • 50€ per month for a 4-bedroom apartment with three other teaching assistants n student residences

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City


 
  • The people are very warm + friendly
  • Everything is centrally located in this compact town - it's possible to walk to all shops + restaurants from where  you live
  • Disconnected from the rest of France
  • Nearest cities: Clermont-Ferrand = 2.5 hours away, Toulouse = 3.5 hours away
  • Travel can be inconvenient and expensive

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants


  • When you go to order a Pain au chocolat, be sure to refer to it as a  "chocolatine," otherwise you will get a strange reaction!

 

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