Holidaymakers looking for a scenic place to stay in South West France should try the beautiful village of Aurignac. Located in the Midi-Pyrenees region less than an hour from the border with Spain, this commune provides a great base for holidaymakers to find plenty of things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, cottages and B&Bs.
Aurignac is in a very scenic country location and hiking, cycling and horse riding is the best way to see this lovely place. Tennis courts are open to the public nearby and there are several 18-hole golf courses in the Haute-Garonne department including Golf de Comminges in Montréjeau. Holidaymakers can take a day trip to the beach with Narbonne Plage about two and a quarter hours away. In winter visitors can head to the ski resort at Superbagnere de Luchon, which is about 38 miles away. Other activities available in the area are mountain biking, climbing, fishing and paragliding. In and around the village there are a few shops and farmers markets for self catering holidaymakers to buy a few provisions from. Visitors to the area can enjoy some fine French cuisine from restaurants, cafes and bars. For a greater choice of shops and restaurants, holidaymakers should go to the larger towns and cities such as Toulouse.
Aurignac is a medieval village with fortified walls, a castle and a church among its charming features. The town of Cazeres is well worth a visit as it is an attractive place by the Garonne River and features a 14th century church. About 30 kilometres away is Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, which is a village built on the site of a Roman city and features the 12th century Cathedral of St Mary. Toulouse is well worth a visit and is only one hour away from Aurignac. Visitors will find many wonderful historic buildings and museums in this great city including the cathedral, churches, a Roman amphitheatre and the zoo and safari park.
This region of France is one of the sunniest with July and August the warmest months with an average high of 27 degrees centigrade. June and September also have average highs in excess of 25 degrees centigrade. January and December are the coldest months with an average high of 10 degrees centigrade and lows of around 5 degrees. Rainfall is quite evenly spread throughout the year. May is the wettest month on average with 73mm of rainfall, while July is generally the driest month with an average of 41mm.
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is approximately one hour’s drive from Aurignac and has flights to and from several European airports. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) amongst others as well as other French airports. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport.