Cantal (Occitan: Cantal, Cantau, Chantal, Chantau) is a south-central department of France. It is so named because of the Cantal mountain range covering most of the department. The key sights of Cantal are randomly visits: the church Cheylade (eleventh century), the church of Dienne, the church of Massiac, St. Peter Cathedral of Saint-Flour (XV century), the castle Val in Lanobre, Anjony castle in Tournemire with its magnificent view of the valley, castle Pesteils Polminhac to the castle of La Vigne in Ally, the old spas theAcute and Vic-sur-Cere, villages among the most beautiful villages of France Salers and Tournemire, and towns of character as Marcolès, Mauriac Maurs Montsalvy Pleaux.On also many museums in the Cantal for more cultural visits: Art museum Aurillac Archaeology, home to wildlife Murat, the museum Géothermia theAcute, the museum of the volcanoes of Aurillac, the Veinazès museum near Lacapelle-del-Fraisse, the museum of lightning Marcenat the museum of the High Auvergne in Saint-Flour, home chestnut in Mourjou, home of mineral waters in Vic-sur-Cere, the cottage Granier Thiézac, home of Buronnier in Laveissière, home of the gentian in Riom-es-Montagnes, home of cheese and cow Salers, home of the Volvic stone .... the outdoor sports practiced in the cantal are: hiking, mountain biking, cycling, climbing , canyoning, fishing, paragliding in the area around the Puy Mary, paragliding, ... not to mention winter sports in Cantal (Lioran resort, the largest ski area in the Massif central with downhill skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing slopes) the major festival of the Cantal is the international festival of Aurillac Street Theatre to see and do in the Cantal. If you

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