Where to stay around Cantal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 985 holiday lettings near Cantal. From 335 Houses to 241 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cantal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cantal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cantal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Saint-Flour Cathedral: 222 holiday lettings
  • Place Tyssandier-d'Escous: 219 holiday lettings
  • Puy Mary: 226 holiday lettings
  • Musee des Volcans: 235 holiday lettings
  • Laroquebrou Station: 254 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cantal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cantal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 335 Houses in Cantal. Our other popular types of Cantal holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 241 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 208 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 196 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Cantal?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 626 rural rentals in Cantal. You have also many other possibilities in Cantal area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 534 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 435 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 178 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with kids' high chair in Cantal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with kids' high chair among our 438 holiday homes with kids' high chair available in Cantal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental home or farmhouse in Cantal, France your home away from home

    Named after the mountain range which covers it, Cantal is a department of south-central France that contains a number of towns and villages, and is an ideal destination for those who prefer to spend the vast majority of their holiday outdoors. Whether you go for the skiing, hiking, walking, climbing, fishing or simply to take in the scenery, you are sure to love your holiday in Cantal, France. Accommodation options include luxury chateaus and renovated farmhouses.

    Things to do in Cantal, France

    Tourism in Cantal can be split into two distinct seasons, which offer varying activities. Winter receives a good amount of snow, meaning a full spectrum of winter sports can be enjoyed. This includes hundreds of kilometres of cross country runs and some of the country’s best downhill slopes at the Le Lioran ski area in Monts du Cantal.

    The Cantal department is dominated by mountains which were originally volcanic peaks, meaning some excellent walking, hiking and climbing opportunities for the warmer months of spring and summer, as well as a great range of other outdoor activities to participate in.

    Places to visit on holiday in Cantal, France

    With Cantal covering 260 communes, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to places to visit in this rugged region, and a wide range of holiday rental accommodation in Cantal to match. Some of the best outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the Volcanic National Park in the Massif Central, fishing is popular in the Cezalier plateau and Vieillevie is regarded as one of the finest places in the area to try your hand at white water rafting.

    There are also a number of culture options, with the historic Castle of Val in Lanobre, the Castle of Clavieres in Ayrens and the Museum of Art and Arqueologia in Aurillac just some of the more popular choices.

    Those heading to Cantal in the hope of experiencing some top French cuisine will not be disappointed either. Hams, cheese and vegetables are the basis of many local dishes, and there is also Cantal cheese, which is firm in texture and one of the oldest cheese in France.

    Weather in Cantal, France

    With a number of towns and villages at different altitudes, it is unsurprising that Cantal has a many microclimates. Generally speaking, visitors heading to Cantal during winter can expect plenty of snow up in the mountains, with the eastern slopes drier and colder than those in the west. Peak summer temperatures are surprisingly warm, and exposed areas can feel well above 20C.

    Flights to Cantal, France

    Your destination airport will depend on your choice of base location in Cantal, but those seeking a direct flight from the UK will most likely be heading for Rodez-Marcillac Airport (RDZ), which lies in the neighbouring Aveyron department. Ryanair fly to this destination from London Stansted.

    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)

    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)