What you need to know before traveling to Cantal

In the Massif Central is Cantal. The Cantal Mountains once comprised a massive volcano. Visitors in Cantal learn its two highest peaks are Plomb du Cantal and the Puy Mary. They make the journey along winding, steep roads to such places as Salers and Aurillac. Cantal offers its mountains and châteaux, including the Château d’Anjoy. A supporter of Jean d’Arc saw to its construction. At Aurillac, travelers can set up their base to explore the rest of the region. Aurillac, has an Art and Antiquities Museum with a unique collection of umbrellas. About half of all French umbrellas come from Aurillac. The museum also has the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple. Nearby, you can visit Salers with its lava houses and ramparts dating from the 15th century.

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