Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know

As my small rental car took the windy turns with ease, I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the road. The scenery here literally took my breath away.

It had snowed just four days prior to my visit to Aubrac and I could already feel the temperature dropping as I left the village of Conques behind.

The remote and ever-changing Aubrac Plateau is a volcanic territory, stretching to almost a thousand square miles. The stillness and unique beauty of this place makes it one of my favorite regions in France.


Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know


Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know

Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know


I arrived at the secluded Les Chalets de La Rule in Nasbinals and once I saw the small, tastefully decorated house I would be staying at for the night, I could feel the tension of my busy day releasing from my body.

The silence of this place was unlike anything I have experienced in my travels. All I wanted to do was sit on the porch with a glass of wine and stare off into the distance, savoring this moment of unexpected tranquility.

Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know

Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know


What To See in L’Aubrac, France

A car and an open mind is a must in Aubrac. If you want to explore this region, just be aware that you will be doing a lot of driving, but you will be rewarded with stunning views of the french countryside.


Loups du Gevaudan Park

The Loups du Gevaudan Park is the only wolf park in Europe and has over 100 wolves living in semi-captivity on a 50 acre lot. Many of the wolves were brought here for their safety from hunters and they have originated from Mongolia, Canada, Poland, Siberia and the Arctic.


Deroc Waterfall

If you are looking for a little outdoor adventure or photo opportunities, take a trip to the gorgeous Deroc Waterfall in Nasbinals.


Caleden and Spa

In the unique town of Chaudes-Aigues, you will find natural hot springs and the Caleden and Spa. They offer soaking tubs and massage treatments.



Considered one of the most picturesque villages in France, Estaing is one of the stops along the walking pilgrimage to Santiago. You can tour the medieval castle, take a vineyard tour by foot or spend the day wine tasting at one of the many cellars.

Aubrac, France Travel Tips: Everything You Need to Know


Where To Eat in L’Aubrac, France

Don’t miss these top restaurants during your visit to L’Aubrac.


Camillou in Aumont Aubrac has been around since the 1900’s, serving gourmet French food using traditional local recipes.


Buron du Che

If you decide to stay at the lovely Les Chalets de La Rule, then Buron du Che will be right next door and I highly recommend stopping in for dinner. Make sure to try the Aligot!


Hotel Remise

Hotel Remise in Saint Urcize is worth a stop if you are near this tiny town. Fred and Isabelle run a wonderful hotel and restaurant and are two of the most accommodating hosts I encountered in France.



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  1. Catherine Sweeney says:

    I have loved your stories and photos from France. How cool to visit these beautiful places on a road trip. Fun pic of you, too!

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them, Cathy! It was a unique trip. I only wish I could have spent more time there.

  2. Andi Perullo de Ledesma says:

    Wow what a charming area of France! I’d definitely find peace there.

  3. Jenna Francisco says:

    France is such a beautiful country. This looks like a very peaceful place to visit.

  4. Nichole Griffith says:

    This was very nice to read as I will be visiting Nasbinals for a wedding there this week and driving from Milan to there by car.