Paris, the capital of France, is 290 miles (467 kilometers) to the north of Laguiole, while Lyon is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast.
When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your vacation, it's good to keep in mind that Laguiole is just the beginning; Midi-Pyrenees has been blessed with a treasure-trove of natural and man-made attractions. If you have time, head 12 miles (19 kilometers) to Espalion. Here you can pay a visit to the Musee Joseph Vaylet and Espalion Pont Vieux.
Around 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west of Laguiole is Figeac, a regional city where you'll find Champollion Museum, Church of Saint-Sauveur and Place Carnot. If you're looking for more, consider checking out Notre Dame du Puy and Hotel de la Monnaie before returning to Laguiole.
For a real insight into the spiritual side of Laguiole, be sure to visit the region's many monasteries. A good way to truly appreciate a place is by knowing about its history. Don't miss the historic mansions while you are here.
When it gets cold, go to Midi-Pyrenees. Pull on your snow gear and have a go at some of the wintersports on offer here. Try skiing or cross-country skiing. Tapping into local passion and expertise is terrific way for travelers to experience new places. Join up to one of the fascinating cycling tours, city walking tours and guided nature walks.
Before you head back to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond and teary Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).