Cantal, France

Cantal, France

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Where to stay around Cantal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 403 holiday lettings near Cantal. From 150 houses to 91 cottages, 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 destinations to visit in Cantal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cantal. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Massif Central: 120 holiday homes
  • Aurillac: 82 holiday homes
  • Vieillevie: 88 holiday homes
  • Le Lioran: 124 holiday homes
  • Valette: 61 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cantal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cantal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cantal with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Aurillac: 82 holiday lettings
  • Vieillevie: 88 holiday lettings
  • Valette: 61 holiday lettings
  • Salers: 46 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Flour: 59 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cantal. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saint-Flour Cathedral: 223 holiday rentals
  • Place Tyssandier-d'Escous: 229 holiday rentals
  • Puy Mary: 236 holiday rentals
  • Musee des Volcans: 252 holiday rentals
  • Laroquebrou Station: 312 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cantal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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.