Imagine being able to wake up in a gite or rental during your vacation in the middle of nature just a few minutes from the Monts du Cantal, Puy Mary de Vic-Sur-Cère. This is what the Cantal offers all year round to its visitors whether they come from France or elsewhere. The nature lovers will be able to visit one of the natural treasures that France offers with the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park in mind to indulge in unforgettable hikes and why not walk to the top of the Plomb du Cantal, the regional highest point. In the heart of the Saint-Flour Countries, not to be missed either, lies the incomparable and majestic beauty of the Truyère gorges punctuated by the lakes of Garabit-Grandval, Lanau and Sarrans. Sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the clear water and take advantage of the very numerous water activities :
- canoe, kayak, catamaran, dinghy or paddle rental
- water skiing…
Gastronomy and French history
Lovers of old stones and cultural holidays will not be left out! Saint-Flour and its natural ramparts of volcanic origin and its Saint-Pierre cathedral; Salers, a medieval village among the most beautiful in France; the narrow streets of Tournemire and the tumultuous history of the castle of Anjony… A piece of history is hidden around every corner. Among the largest towns in the region, the town of Murat and its medieval city of the 14th century is not to be missed for its charm, its tales and legends throughout local history. For art and theater aficionados: Aurillac is waiting for you. Equipped with a Museum of Volcanoes, a Museum of Art and Archaeology, an Art Festival showcasing pictorial works throughout the prefecture city, Aurillac also hosts since 1986 every August the International Street Theater Festival offering shows that will seduce a wide audience, from the youngest to the oldest!”
The Cantal is also (and above all) an exceptional gastronomy that radiates far beyond the borders of France. Savory mouths will delight in the countless PDO cheeses of Auvergne, Salers meat or the traditional pounti (salted cake made with pork and chard). Sweet tooths will enjoy the famous macaroons of Massiac. Incomparable local pastry composed of two shells both crunchy and melting. A delight.
Nature, culture, taste bud delights for young and old, you will spend a unique vacation in the Cantal. We are waiting for you with open arms!