Auriac l'Église,
Nestled in La Sianne valley

Auriac-l’Eglise is a peaceful village in La Sianne valley, which takes its name from the river. It is easily recognised by its Gallo-Roman stone bridges on the road between the hamlets of Auriac and Molèdes.

A deep and distinctive heritage

La Sianne Valley: the importance of water

This commune is deeply connected with water.
If you look carefully, you will still find plenty of evidence in the buildings: water mills, bridges over the Sianne, fords, drinking troughs, fountains, wells, dam reservoirs across the Sianne... There’s a whole host of heritage to discover!

Water in La Sianne valley

An extensive rural heritage

That reflects bygone activities

Bread ovens, cattle crush, dovecotes, fountains and old vine-growing terraces can still be seen on the hillsides, as can the former winegrowers’ houses.

Village of Auriac-l'Eglise

Very strong devotion 

A religious heritage waiting to be explored

The twelfth-century Romanesque church of St Nicolas has recently been restored, and we urge you to visit it and rediscover the commune’s priceless little gem, with its restored paintings and exquisite chandeliers, etc. Along the roads in the commune, you will also see many processional crosses that were once used for pilgrimages.

The Church of Saint-Nicolas

Activities and leisure

Fishing enthusiasts will love the peace and tranquillity on the banks of the River Sianne. For more information about fishing on the Cantal volcano, please take a look at our dedicated page! 


Fishing on the Sianne

Pêche sur la Sianne
  1. Locals and holidaymakers alike can find a whole host of services at the Auberge de la Cascade, as well as being able to eat on site.
  2. The La Sianne municipal campsite has 28 open-air pitches and completes the range of services on offer.
  3. Family reunions will soon be possible in a gîte that is currently in the process of being restored!
  4. The commune is keeping up the momentum by offering theme-based workshops, excursions and evenings throughout the year. Associations such as Cézallier Vallée de la Sianne, the festival committee and the fishing association organise events all year round, including exhibitions, theme-based outings and meals
  5. For lovers of the heritage of the Sianne Valley, visit the website of the Cézallier Vallée de la Sianne Association, which showcases the area’s outstanding heritage!



The Ruisseau de l'Eglise