The French Department, Cantal, is situated in southern central France in the Auvergne region and is named after the mountain range which is made up of extinct volcanic peaks. Holiday rentals Cantal are definitely for those wanting to discover the natural side of the country that's less filled with tourists and where they can really experience their surroundings. Cantal holiday homes are close to plenty of small villages to explore and Aurillac is the main town in the department. Here you'll find it's own volcanic museum, as well as some architectural delights to visit such as a basalt cathedral.
Within the Cantal Department is the Volcanic Regional Nature Park, whose highest peaks include Plomb du Cantal and Puy Mary. These provide you with some excellent hiking opportunities from holiday rentals Cantal as well as being rewarded with stunning views of the other peaks and valleys from the top. An adrenaline seeker would be in their element from these peaks with the chance to hot air balloon or para glide to see the scenery below. For those wanting to take in the spectacular views without the hike from Cantal holiday homes though, there's a cable car at Plomb du Cantal which is sure to be an exciting adventure in itself.
For even more active opportunities close to holiday rentals Cantal, there's cycling, horse riding, canoeing and fishing on offer, as well as skiing in the winter. The main ski resort in the department is at Le Lioran, which is just below Plomb du Cantal. Cantal also makes a great place in Auvergne to explore other French Department's from, for example Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire and Allier.