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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely comfortable cottage in birdsong valley

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed staying in the cottage. It's been beautifully converted and it's really well equipped, in a beautiful valley full of birdsong. It's quite high up but the valley is sheltered so airy but not too windy. There's a nice garden to sit in the sun or have meals out doors, with a barbecue (we didn't try that but it looks very professional!). There are lots of lovely walks straight out of the house, a nice village shop and the hotel restaurant is good for meals out. Lots of pretty towns and villages to visit - my favourite was Entraygues. Don't miss the tour of the local chateau! And, Brian and Glynis are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Thank you!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      A beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was comfortable and well equipped. It was good to have everyday items provided. The hosts were helpful and friendly even though my French is not very good. It was not too far to travel for provisions. I would have liked to have more control over the heating as sometimes we were quite cold and seemed to have no way to make it come on. The location was very beautiful - we didn't really need to go exploring- but of course we did! Please pass on our appreciation to our hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      notre séjour très agréable chez vous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nous avons été enchanté de notre séjour chez vous, si bien que tous veulent revenir l année prochaine. Nous n avons pas trouvé très efficace le lave vaisselle ... sinon tout est parfait
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016