The Massif du Sancy in Auvergne, fascinating landscapes, picturesque villages and local products.


The Monts du Cantal

Plomb du Cantal, The Monts du Cantal, sunset at the top of the Plomb du CantalPuy Mary, sunset over the Monts du CantalHike to Puy Mary,Puy Griou and the view of the peaks of the Monts du CantalOn the Hiking Trail, the Brèche de Rolland between Puy Griou and Puy Mary.
Plomb du Cantal, The Monts du Cantal, sunset at the top of the Plomb du Cantal


The Monts du Cantal, a chain of volcanoes in the Massif Central

The Monts du Cantal are a chain of volcanoes located in the Massif Central, Auvergne, France. This region is known for its natural beauty and offers breathtaking scenery.

The Monts du Cantal are the result of millions of years of volcanic activity. These volcanoes were formed around 8 million years ago, making them one of the oldest volcanic massifs in Europe. Today, these extinct volcanoes provide a fascinating insight into the region's geological history.


The Plomb du Cantal, highest peak of the Monts du Cantal

The highest point of the Monts du Cantal is the Plomb du Cantal, which rises to an altitude of 1,855 meters. This summit offers an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding mountains such as Puy Griou or Puy Mary and the valleys below. Hiking enthusiasts can take advantage of the many marked trails that cross the Monts du Cantal, and thus explore the diversity of the flora and fauna of the region.


The Monts du Cantal Nature Reserve

The Monts du Cantal are also home to a nature reserve, created with the aim of preserving the region's biodiversity. This reserve covers an area of ​​more than 3,500 hectares and offers a protected habitat for many animal and plant species. Hikers who venture into this reserve may be lucky enough to see ibexes, chamois or mouflons, which are emblematic species of the Monts du Cantal.


Gastronomy in the Monts du Cantal

In addition to the natural wealth, the Monts du Cantal also offer a real culinary experience. The region is famous for its gastronomy, with specialties such as Cantal cheese, recognized AOP (Protected Designation of Origin), or truffade, a typical dish made with potatoes, cheese and bacon. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste these delicacies during their stay in the Monts du Cantal.


The Monts du Cantal, a natural chain to preserve

The Monts du Cantal are a real jewel of the Massif Central in Auvergne. With their grandiose volcanic landscapes, their picturesque hiking trails and their rich natural and gastronomic heritage, this region is an ideal destination for nature lovers and lovers of discovery. Whether for a simple walk or a more intense adventure, the Monts du Cantal are sure to fascinate all who visit it.

Decouvrir nos réseaux sociaux : The Monts du Cantal

 The Monts du Cantal  The Monts du Cantal  The Monts du Cantal

Vidéos & Photos - The Monts du Cantal