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This department is located south of central France, is named after the volcano of the same name and has many beautiful places where you can enjoy nature in one of the holiday homes via Nature.house. Cantal has an area of 5726 km2 and over 150,000 inhabitants. Cantal is known as a green, agricultural area, also known as the 'Pays Vert'. Cantal is also known for the Monts du Cantal (an old volcanic area). The Monts du Cantal covers a large part of the department, making the whole region relatively high. Are you looking for a holiday home in Cantal? Below you will find a number of suggestions as to why Cantal is a special holiday destination.
Monts du Cantal
The Monts du Cantal (Cantal Mountains) is a remnant of a large strato volcano (a high cone-shaped volcano). The Cantal Mountains are the largest, still visible stratovolcano in Europe and were created about 13 million years ago. If you're staying in a gite near Le Loiran then you should definitely visit one of the high peaks in the area. You can find holiday homes near the Plomb du Cantal (1855 meters high), the Puy Mary (1787 meters high) and the Puy Griou (1690 meters high). The highest point in the Cantal is the Plomb du Cantal. Are you looking for a holiday home for the winter season? Then pay a visit to the Cantal Mountains. Here you can enjoy the many kilometres of ski slopes in winter. Are you looking for a holiday home in the summer? In the Cantal Mountains you can enjoy the beautiful walks you can make through the mountains in summer.
Fauna in the Cantal Mountains
Are you looking for a holiday in nature where you can enjoy different species of fauna? In the Cantal Mountains you can encounter many species of birds, such as the turn-neck, the grey-backed shrike, the goldfinch, the marmoset and the red kite. Other species that you can also spot here are the strawberry butterfly, the cheese herb head, the comma butterfly, the yellow lucerne butterfly and the summer red bush.
Saint-Flour and Chaudes-Aigues
A holiday home in this region of the Cantal is guaranteed for a special holiday. There is a lot to see in this region, a visit to the citadel of Saint-Flour is definitely recommended. The citadel is situated on top of a hill and was easy to defend during wars. Today you can make beautiful walks through the town and visit many places of interest, such as the cathedral and several museums. From a holiday home in the area you can see this village from far on top of the hill. South of Saint-Flour you will find the town of Chaudes-Aigues. Because of all the heat sources that can be found here, it is also seen as a health resort. Are you looking for a holiday home in Cantal? Be sure to visit the Chaudes-Aigues hot springs. On the market square you will find a well with a water temperature of 80°C. In addition to using the water for the spas, the water is also used to heat the houses in the Cantal.