Aurec-sur-Loire is located some 260 miles (418 kilometers) from Paris, the country's capital, and about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Lyon.
Aurec-sur-Loire isn't the only spot in Auvergne worth experiencing; those withe enough time will be keen to drive a little further out to experience the special qualities of the surrounding landscapes, towns and cities. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find LʼHorme, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Vorey 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
Saint-Etienne, is another interesting spot to head to. It is approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Aurec-sur-Loire and offers a diverse range of tourist attractions, like Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Musee des Beaux-Arts and Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole. Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint-Etienne Golf Club and Musee d'Art et d'Industrie are other attractions that should be on everyone's itinerary.
This region is well known for its many traditional villages; these are often reminders of the area's colorful past.
If you believe the ideal holiday is working up a sweat in wild places, then why not join one of the many mountain climbing and mountain biking excursions the area around Aurec-sur-Loire has to offer.
When it is time to head off and say "Au revoir / À bientôt" to Aurec-sur-Loire, you'll be loaded with plenty of good memories.