Head towards the Cantal in Auvergne, and your accommodation for the next two nights.
Around 2h15 or 160 km of driving.
Renowned for its cheese, Cantal's green pastures surround the largest volcano in Europe. At the Lioran, explore the largest skiable zone of the Massif Central. Drive your way across
this culinary wonderland. In Salers, dive into the history of a village...and a majestic horned beast!
Cantal gives you the desire to fully immerse yourself in a ‘natural journey’ through the heart of the volcanos and finest spring waters of all Auvergne. The hills, mountains, lakes and rivers invite you to partake in many activities: hiking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking or cycling. As well as downhill or cross country skiing ... the discovery of these spots is always authentic.
Ferme des Monts du Cantal or similar
This farm is managed by three generations of women who simply cannot do enough for you when you arrive. On arrival in the volcanic massif this farm is typical of the Cantal and has many separate agritourism activities on the site of operation.
On site you can if you want purchase: Yellow lentils, Terrine made by farmers from Cantal and Saint-Nectaire, Yellow lentil jam, mountain honey, and an artisanal range of aperitif drinks.
The comfortable rooms each have a bathroom and toilet. The lounge has a cozy fireplace, a well-stocked bookshelf and breakfast is of course served fresh every morning .
The breakfasts are toasted bread, homemade cakes, brioche, cereals, homemade jams, orange juice and a choice of tea, coffee, chocolate or tea.
On site there is a spa with a capacity of up to 7 people (supplement payable locally).
Dinner with your hosts, at least one night at each farm: menus are developed based on farm products and local specialties and they consist of a starter, meat, vegetables, cheese and dessert and wine is included in the meal.
Some local specialties: stuffed cabbage, yellow lentils from Saint-Flour, truffles, aligot, cold cuts of ham, coupétade, and pachade. Bonne degustation!
Leisure activities possible on site or nearby:
In a radius of 30kms of the farmstay you’ll find rich heritage sites and pristine natural lands including:
Medieval city of Saint-Flour (museum, cathedral)
Murat (The Bredons church, The Fauna museum)
The Garabit Viaduct (built by Gustave Eiffel)
The Château d'Alleuze, built over the Granval river
The geothermal hotpools at the Source du Par (82°, the hottest in Europe)
The Plomb du Cantal, the Puy Mary, the col de Prat-de-Bouc
The EcoMuseum of the Margeride, the Mont Mouchet