About Aurillac

Map of Auvergne, France

Auvergne (Auvergne)

Department map of Cantal

Cantal : 15

Aurillac is in the Cantal department of the Auvergne region

The Benedictine abbey was built in 900 by Geraud, it was this abbey which became the centre as the town was built. The scene of various sieges against the English during the 14th and 14th century. In 1569 the city is pillaged by the protestant invaders.