Discover the wonders of Cantal
From our charming hotel in Aurillac
From Monts du Cantal to the Lot valley, through the gorges of Dordogne and South Truyère, Cantal is full of gorgeous landscapes and countless activities all year round, especially at Lioran, the biggest ski domain in the Massif Central.
The region is also known for its gourmet produce with five cheeses with a protected designation of origin label (Cantal, Saint-Nectaire, bleu d’Auvergne, fourme d’Ambert, Salers), its countryside, which visitors can explore on foot, horse back, or by mountain bike, and for its rich history with breath-taking villages and châteaux... Cantal is not short of charm or character. It is also a land of vast, open spaces with its volcano, its glacial trough valleys, wild gorges, its high summer pasture plateaux where the red cows graze (Salers), its rivers and waterfalls, its southern chestnut grove... Cantal is a country for adventurers.
Hotel la Thomasse, at the heart of Cantal, puts you within easy reach of the must-see sites: the biggest volcano in Europe with Puy Mary (listed as a Grand Site de France), Salers (listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France), Saint-Flour (the old capital of Haute-Auvergne), Chaudes-Aigues with the hottest waters in Europe, the Garabit viaduct designed by Gustave Eiffel, which spans the Truyère valley, the Environmental Museum at Margeride which will introduce you to this rugged land of granite plateaux at the meeting point of Cantal, Haute-Loire and Lozère, or the Via Averna, the path of Saint-Jacques of Compestelle which will take you from Auvergne to Quercy via Aurillac.
In summer, make the most of our hotel with a pool to relax after your excursions in Cantal.