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

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


12 Place Hôtel de Ville

Milk Bar
25 Place du Square

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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