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.
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
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
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
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
The Ruisseau de l'Eglise