A long list of surprising await you in the department of Cantal. Located in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and surrounded by the departments of Aveyron, Lozère, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Corrèze and Lot, Cantal gets its name from the volcanic range which occupies the centre of its territory. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Cantal, a green department, offers an impressive range of landscapes. From the Monts du Cantal in the Salers region to the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park, via the Faillitoux waterfall or the Jordanne Valley, Cantal has something to surprise you. Resolutely green, this department of Auvergne is also known for its volcanoes. The Monts du Cantal are, if you could say so, the remains of a huge composite volcano with an approximate diameter of 60 km. On the Monts du Cantal, the largest volcano in Europe is to be discovered on the exceptional site of Le Puy Mary. Summits such as the Plomb du Cantal or the Puy Violent are also worth a visit. Some beautiful villages are also not to be missed:
The village of Tournemire is worth seeing, especially for its old stones and its castle of Anjon. The turret houses of the beautiful village of Salers in France are also worth a look since they were built of volcanic stone.
Aurillac, the capital of Cantal, is another must-see! To learn more about volcanoes, we recommend that you visit the Aurillac Volcano Museum. The livestock fair is an event not to be missed, as is the visit to the Château Saint-Etienne. The Château de la Vigne (medieval castle) is worth seeing, especially for its French-style garden, its staircase made of volcanic tuff, or its Gothic chapel. The castle of Pesteils is classified as a historical monument, overlooking Polminhac. The castle of Anjony is a fortified castle not to be missed either.
Finally, when passing through Cantal, we advise you to taste the cheeses of Auvergne, such as the blue of Auvergne or Cantal!
You'll be able to choose when to go to the Cantal depending on whether or not you like warm or cold weather. The warmer temperatures during which you'll enjoy visiting the Cantal landscapes are between the months of May and August!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!