Destination guide

The majestic setting of Cantal is ready to explore

The area's churches and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Cantal. This city's skiing, mountain views and golfing draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Cantal

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Cantal a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Téléphérique du Plomb du Cantal (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Le Lioran (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Golf de Haute Auvergne (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Golf Val St Jean (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Caleden Spa Center (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • GAEC du Mont-Journal (22.4 mi / 36 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cantal

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Cantal is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puy Mary (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Source du Par (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Volcan d'Auvergne (24.7 mi / 39.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cantal

The nearest airport is in Aurillac (AUR-Tronquieres), located 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Rodez (RDZ-Marcillac), which is 45.2 mi (72.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Murat Le Lioran Station, Vic-sur-Cere Station and Polminhac Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cantal?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 894 holiday lettings around Cantal. From 122 chalets to 115 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Cantal?

Sometimes you just really need to get away from it all. Ditch the concrete jungle and get ready to experience the allure and charisma of rural life. HomeAway has 533 rural getaway properties in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway is brimming with other property options to investigate, including:

  • 404 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 354 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 277 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Cantal?

If you're seeking a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a great idea. You and your crew will have plenty of space for all your getaway activities. There are 317 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £31 a night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 151 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £33 per night.
  • Cottage: 126 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Chalet: 116 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.

Can I stay in Cantal in a large group?

There's nothing better than getting together with your old friends or spending a week or so with your family in a marvellous new location. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for everyone. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for large groups of travellers. Our extensive database presently has 99 available. The rental property options that can cater to large numbers in this area include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 256 that will fit the bill. The prices start from £25 per night.
  • Keen to find a holiday property for 8 guests? We have 107 that will work well. You can get one for as little as £37 per night.
  • Seeking holiday rentals suitable for 5 guests? You'll be glad to know we have 90 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £26 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your cousins and all your friends to Cantal.

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