Auvergne

Cantal

Cantal
The Essential
Immerse yourself in nature in Cantal, a unique setting that boasts an unparalleled palette of greens. The summit of Puy Mary is a dormant crater that commands spectacular panoramic views over this hugely charming country: Aubrac, a favourite spot with fishermen and hikers, the Châtaigneraie, with its flourishing bocage, the Cézallier, with its landscape resembling Scandinavia's steppes, and the Pays de Salers, where you will find cows that are among the most elegant in France happily grazing.
Although Aurillac and St-Flour are worth a visit, make a beeline for the superb villages built out of lava stone (Salers, Tournemire) before heading into the pastures for an unforgettable hike. And after all that effort, there's nothing like a hearty bowl of aligot to get your strength back!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Cantal

Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne
Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne
Riom-ès-Montagnes
5:00
Cantal mountains Cantal mountains
Cantal mountains
Aurillac
2:00
Puy Mary Puy Mary
Puy Mary
Salers
2:00
Puy Griou
Puy Griou
2:00
Viaduc de Garabit Viaduc de Garabit
Viaduc de Garabit
Anglards-de-St-Flour
1:00
Gorges de la Truyère Gorges de la Truyère
Gorges de la Truyère
St-Flour
0:30