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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne your home away from home

The Mauriac area of the Auverge in the Massif Central is an area of rugged volcanic mountains and pretty countryside scattered with tiny hamlets which remain much as they have for decades. The 18th century houses with slate roofs are surrounded by pretty gardens and the area has many rivers for boating and fishing. Holiday homes in the Mauriac area are the ideal base for those who enjoy hiking, biking and scenic drives. Explore tiny churches, shop on local markets and enjoy fine food and wine.

Things to Do in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Pick Mushrooms: The forest of Quinsac is the perfect place to go mushroom picking, a very pleasurable way to enjoy the Auvergne countryside. Alternatively, buy some freshly picked at the local market.

Go Fishing: Holiday homes in the Mauriac area of the Auvergne are popular with fishing enthusiasts as it has many freshwater lakes and rivers providing excellent angling opportunities.

Outdoor Activities: The narrow lanes around the Mauriac area are ideal for country rambles, hiking, cycling and nature spotting. Go swimming and sailing on Lake Feyt or Lake Auriac, go horseback riding and in winter, enjoy skiing and winter sports at higher altitudes.

Places to Visit Around the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Thiers: The sombre town of Thiers is the home of Sabatier knives, favoured by chefs worldwide. Situated beside the rushing River Durolle which once powered the grinding wheels, the city has interesting medieval architecture. The old town has many merchant houses dating back to the 14th century with half-timbered facades. The three old churches in the town are also worth exploring.

Parc des Volcans: The Mauriac area has rugged volcanic formations best seen in the Parc des Volcans, the largest regional national park in France. Look for the crest of extinct volcano domes, including viewpoints from the Monts du Cantal and Puy Mary. The Vulcania Theme Park is also very informative and fun, within easy reach of holiday rentals in the Mauriac area.

Aurillac: This pleasant town has a historic centre which is crammed with interesting small shops, just north of the Place du Square. It also has two large weekly markets which draw locals from far and wide to buy the local produce.

Weather in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Holiday homes in the Mauriac area enjoy temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) in the sunny summer months. Winters are cool, averaging highs of 6°C (43°F), with snow on high ground.

Travel to the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

The nearest airport to holiday homes in the Mauriac area is the Clermont Ferrand (CFE) Airport which has regular budget flights from most major European cities. It is about 80 km away and is easy to reach by hire car.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chalet #901017a
24
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #6354875
16
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8178944
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6729529
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #687837a
11
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #884648a
1
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1342303a
3
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Chalet #6668632
25
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
House #615665a
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1270662a
5
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #915912a
25
Excellent! 4.4/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
House #644209a
10
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #649480a
5
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6470901
6
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1452239a
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #1505628a
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #599466a
14
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #894133a
7
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #6666797
9
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1500526a
2
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
House #1527744a
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Chalet #6668632
3
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1318234a
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Cottage #591525a
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1023162a
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #858634a
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chalet #1515338a
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8078709
7
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1218437a
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #639554a
4
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
House #6687504
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals House #1218904a
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1398787a
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1963247
6
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1457689a
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6601873
Good! 3.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #631911a
8
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #6957390
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1430023a
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #625357a
2
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #627345a
12
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #902066a
6
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 8 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 20
Chateau / Country House #1346789
12
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #6685944
8
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1190476a
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals House #1218904a
15
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1377459a
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1515300a
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1536811a
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #1205099a
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Recent Reviews

A beautiful restored gite in delightful scenery

5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay very much. The gite was very comfortable and had been restored without spoiling the character. It was very well equipped an Alexis greeted us and called to see us before we left. To be recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Accueil chaleureux , familial et professionnel

5 of 5
Nous avons été accueillis de manière tres chaleureuse dans un cadre de rêve dans ce magnifique château . Le village est aussi tres charmant , les gens , les balades , les activités . Souvenir inoubliable !
  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016