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Cantal is a department in south-central France. It is named after the Cantal mountain range, a group of extinct, eroded volcanic peaks, which covers much of the Cantal. The department is part of the region of Auvergne and its principal town is Aurillac.

The Cantal is a mountainous department whose altitude varies between 250 m in the valley of the Lot River and 1855 m in the top of Plomb du Cantal (the highest point) – the view from this point is stunning and unmissable when staying in your Cantal holiday rental house or cottage.

Aurillac is traversed by the Jordanne River and is the historical capital of the umbrella, producing more than half the umbrellas produced in France! The department counts several remarkable buildings - well worth a visit during your holiday rental in Cantal, France. Among them, the Romanesque religious buildings like the churches of Cheylade (eleventh century), Dieno or Massiac. Some churches are in the Gothic style like the Cathedral of St Pierre de Saint-Flour (fifteenth century).

The Parc naturel des Volcans d’Auvergne features several inactive volcanoes. Puy Mary can be accessed by car easily or via gentle hike. It is also possible to hike to the near-by Puy de Peyre-Arse(1806m).  Among the various activities on offer when you rent a Cantal holiday home are walking, horseback riding or mountain biking excursions (tracks are especially designed for this). Aquatic sports including canoeing and fishing are also popular, due to the number of lakes. The landscape also allows the practice of free flight. Base jump fans frequent the sector around the Puy Mary or the Valley of Brezon. The volcanism in the region is very apparent: at 82° C, the springs of Chaudes-Aigues are the hottest in Europe.

During the summer months, Le Lioran or Super Lioran are the best places to start a hike. Le Lioran is accessible by rail or bus and Super-Lioran is just a km away from Le Lioran. From Super-Lioran it is also possible to hike to Plomb du Cantal. For those who prefer a more strenuous route to the Cantal’s highest point, there is a cable car to Plomb du Cantal from Super-Lioran. There are also various adventure courses that run in Super-Lioran.

During the ski season those who visit the Cantal are fans of winter sports! The station of Le Lioran also offers alpine skiing, a variety of pistes and ice-skating – and caters for all levels of ski ability. Excursions in snow shoes are also fun! The department has several hundred kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks well worth exploring when taking a Cantal holiday rental chalet or apartment.

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Beautiful Riverfront Mansion in Port Sainte Foy, Dordogne

Beautiful Riverfront Mansion in Port Sainte Foy, Dordogne

Weekly Rental: EUR 1,500 to EUR 2,000

10 sleeps

Beautiful Riverfront 1800's Mansion. Historic Home in Port Sainte Foy. Overlooking picturesque views of the Dordogne

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Beautiful Seaside Sainte-Maxime Village House

Beautiful Seaside Sainte-Maxime Village House

Weekly Rental: EUR 250 EUR per night to EUR

5 sleeps

Our historic village house offers families and friends an authentic French seaside experience in the heart of beloved

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Lovely Cottage with Large Shared Pool in Le Champ-Saint-Père, Vendee - Maison Botineau

Lovely Cottage with Large Shared Pool in Le Champ-Saint-Père, Vendee - Maison Botineau

Weekly Rental: EUR 350 to EUR 950

5 sleeps

Maison Botineau is in the hamlet of La Saivrie, a small community of 25 houses .The cottage was originally built to

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Large Converted Barn with Private Pool in the Hamlet of Les Rivieres, Vendee - La Grange

Large Converted Barn with Private Pool in the Hamlet of Les Rivieres, Vendee - La Grange

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 2200

10 sleeps

La Grange is situated in the hamlet of Les Rivieres. The old stone built Vendeenne barn has been transformed into a

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Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 895

6 sleeps

3 bedroom spacious and romantic house with south facing roof terrace in the South of France. La Redorte is situated

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Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

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