Find the best place to stay — Cantal

Where to stay around Cantal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,031 holiday lettings near Cantal. From 368 houses to 197 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cantal 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: 225 holiday lettings
  • Place Tyssandier-d'Escous: 229 holiday lettings
  • Puy Mary: 237 holiday lettings
  • Musee des Volcans: 251 holiday lettings
  • Laroquebrou Station: 309 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 368 houses in Cantal. Our other popular types of Cantal holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 197 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 195 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 137 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cantal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 359 holiday homes with pool 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.

    Attractions in and around Cantal

    First time in Cantal and looking for places to see? If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Puy Mary, Source du Par and Volcan d'Auvergne. Winter enthusiasts will find Le Lioran in the city. Fun activities in the city include Golf de Haute Auvergne and Golf Val St Jean. Discover Lioran Tourist Center, Anjony Castle or Place Tyssandier-d'Escous while exploring the city during your stay. Other places to visit in town include Rocher Bonnevie, St-Geraud Church and Musee des Volcans.