Cantal

Located in the heart of the renowned Auvergne volcano range, the Cantal region offers breathtaking volcanic landscapes.

From dense forests to windswept plains reminiscent of the Mongolian steppes, Explore the Monts du Cantal, “Chaînes de Puys” and more...

An abundance of exceptional and diverse landscapes can be discovered through hiking trails. Easily accessible, direct from your luxurious retreat!

Sports activities

Hikes

  • The puy Mary
  • “Boucle” in the Cère Valley: Thiézac and Plomb du Cantal
  • “Boucle” in the Falgoux glacial circus: puy Violent and puy Mary
  • Tour of the Jordanne Valley: puy Mary and puy Chavaroche
  • The puy du Sancy
  • The Truyère gorges

Other activities

  • Paragliding in Puy de Dôme
  • Dômes’ Panoramic Train
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Mountain bike
  • Horseback riding
  • Water sports
  • Fishing

Local products and specialities

  • Knives
  • Cheeses
  • Charcuterie
  • Beef

Cultural activities

Must see villages in the Cantal

  • Saint-flour
  • Salers
  • Tournemire
  • Murat
  • Mauriac
  • Chaudes-Aigues

‘Chateaux’ and Churches

  • Le Château d’Alleuze
  • Le Château de Val
  • Le Château d’Anjony
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame-des-Miracles
  • Monastery of Saint-Pierre de Mauriac
  • Church of St. Leger

Cultural venues

  • The Museum of Cutlery in Thiers
  • Vulcania, The European Park of Volcanism
  • The House of the Pinatelle
  • The Garabit Viaduct
  • La Maison de la Chataigne - A cultural site and museum all about chesnuts

Useful Links

Getting here

By car

  • Via the highway A 75
  • Via the highway A 20   

By train

  • Aurillac train station
  • Clermont-Ferrand train station

By plane

  • Aurillac - Tronquières airport
  • Clermont-Ferrand airport
  • Rodez-Aveyron airport
  • Toulouse airport
  • Lyon airport