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Getting There -- Aubusson has rail service, much of it indirect, from Clermont-Ferrand and Paris, among other cities. About 10 trains a day depart from Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz for Limoges, where passengers board an SNCF bus for the 90-minute ride on to Aubusson. Bus fare from Limoges is 13€ each way. For bus information, call tel. 05-55-66-13-28. Total transit time from Paris to Aubusson is about 4 1/2 hours; the one-way fare is 60€. From Clermont-Ferrand to Aubusson, an early-afternoon train departs daily for a nearly 4-hour trip (with at least three stops and at least three changes en route); the one-way fare is 24€. For information, call tel. 36-35 or 08-92-35-35-35. Most bus service into town originates in the area, with inconvenient connections from other parts of France. For information, call Aubusson La Gare Routière (tel. 05-55-66-13-28). If you're driving from Clermont-Ferrand, take D941 west to Aubusson. The trip takes between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on rue Vieille (tel. 05-55-66-32-12; fax 05-55-83-84-51; www.ot-aubusson.fr).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.