Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Aurillac and its surroundings
There are plenty of sites and activities in the areas surrounding the Campanile Hotel Aurillac to keep you busy during your stay. The Chateau Saint Etienne, the castle overlooking the city of Aurillac, is just six kilometres from the hotel. The castle has a 13th century keep, with the rest of the building having been added in the 19th century, and offers spectacular views of Aurillac.
Along with the historic building and impressive view provided by the castle, a day out in the area is also a chance to learn about its volcanic activity. The House of Volcanoes was installed in the Chateau Saint Etienne in 1972 and refurbished in 1997 when it officially became the Museum of Volcanoes. The museum offers visitors an interactive tour featuring models, minerals, films and computers that all create an exhibition tracing the history of volcanoes.
Just 45 kilometres from the hotel is the Le Lioran ski resort, making the hotel a useful base for holiday makers who fancy fitting some skiing into their trip. Both a cinema and a theatre can be found only four kilometres from the hotel, and the Stade Baradel sports stadium is just two kilometres away. Mini Golf and tennis courts are also just four kilometres away from the hotel.