The volcanic Cantal mountain range peaks at an altitude of 1858m on the Plomb du Cantal in the centre of the Cantal department. The Puy Mary looks like a flattened cone carved into widespread and deep valleys which unfurl from its geographical centre (1785m).

Balade en montagne

Mountain hiking

The ridges are teeming with footpaths so inexperienced or ill-equipped hikers can experience the joys of the mountain and the great outdoors.



The mountain landscape is bursting with water be it springs, white water or streams. It gives the landscape colour and life. Feel the power of nature as the waterfalls cascade from the huge rocks.



Visit the Cantal, the biggest volcano in Europe, in the heart of Volcanoes Park via the Margeride, Planèze and Aubrac plateaus as you explore the Alagnon, Cère, Brezons, Bès and Truyère valleys with its three great lakes.

Le cantal

Cantal cheese

Cantal is traditionally made in stone huts on the mountain. There are usually three men in charge of making the cheese in summer: the shepherd watching his flock, the cowherd overseeing the cheese making and the cowhand.

La Salers

Salers cattle

Salers cattle has style with its tall stature, curvy horns, mahogany coat and wavy hair. Salers is an Auvergne dairy and meat cattle breed.

La nature


An incredible natural setting home to a variety of flora and fauna.