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Discover le Cantal

Our department offers a sumptuous decor especially with the Cantal Mountains. It is the largest volcano in Europe.

These spaces are home to very rich and unspoiled flora and fauna. A mountain culture and living skills are also to be discovered.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the volcano through a hike, mountain bike or horseback ride. The famous GR400 goes around it. In winter, the volcano is adorned with a white coat and offers a range of snow activities. Take place, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, Nordic ski touring, snowshoes.

Le Plomb du Cantal is the highest point in our department (1855 m), it hosts the Lioran ski resort.

Several puys will ensure your best outings in the mountains: Puy Griou, Puy Violent, Col du Prat de Bouc, Puy Chavaroche, and of course the most famous Puy Mary (Pas de Peyrol pass)

The Puy Mary is certainly the most visited tourist site in Cantal, its layout allows you to climb the summit with your family for a sensational panorama of the Cantal volcano. (1 hour from the holiday village) The Tour de France cyclist will stop there in 2020, Friday July 10. The last 2 kilometers at an average of 15% promise a “fight” for punchers / climbers.

Before returning to the holiday village La Gineste and after a beautiful day of hiking you will necessarily make a stop in one of the most beautiful villages in France: Salers

Salers is a medieval village of the 16th century, the volcanic stone which composes the houses gives a whole with the very typical character. The fortified city hosts many shops and restaurants that will make you appreciate our local products. (40 minutes from the holiday village)

Proches du camping, découvrez les villages labellisés comme Laroquebrou et Pleaux


A few kilometers from the campsite, you will set off to explore villages labeled for their charm “small towns of character”: Laroquebrou, Pleaux, Marcolès.

The prefecture of Cantal Aurillac is also the umbrella capital, in summer season the pedestrian streets are sheltered by alleys of umbrellas, we also recommend the Saint Géraud district and the castle of Saint Etienne. (40 minutes from the holiday village) In the third week of August, the “capital of Cantal” hosts the biggest street theater festival: Eclat.

Several Cantal castles will take you through history: Château d’Anjony, Château de Pesteil and Château de la Vigne

On the Saint flour side, a day of discovery is essential, notably the thermal spa of Chaudes Aigues with a hot spring at 82 ° C and the famous Garabit Viaduct.

During your stay, do not hesitate to ask for advice at the reception of the holiday village, we will guide you so as not to miss anything of the treasures of the Cantal department in the heart of Auvergne!

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Discover the Auvergne region and its surroundings
from la Gineste holiday village

By choosing our holiday village La Gineste for your stay in Cantal, you will discover many tourist sites and Auvergne traditions.

Salers, the Cantal mountains, Aurillac will have no more secrets for you, and will leave you unforgettable memories just a few kilometers from our campsite.

You will complete your outings with nearby tourist sites such as le Gouffre de Padirac or Rocamadour.

Finally, lovers of the region will find themselves on one of the many markets in the country or around a good table to enjoy Cantal products like cheese or cold meats !!

Nearby tourist sites
During your stay in our holiday village, we recommend visits to the neighboring departments.


Nearby tourist sites

Activities and gastronomy
The holiday village La Gineste takes pride in its terroir and traditions, also during ...


Activities and gastronomy

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