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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

At the foot of the Plomb du Cantal, between two glacial valleys, the village is typical of the mountains of Auvergne, where stone and wood predominate.

Geographical information

Latitude45.0765080 (N 45° 4’ 35”)
Longitude2.8309590 (E 2° 49’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 872m to 1855m
Surface area34.42 km²
Population228 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (52 km, 52 min)
Insee code15025
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Murat

Nearest cities & towns

Murat5.3 km (8 min)
Laveissenet6.7 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-d'Alagnon7.8 km (11 min)
Chastel-sur-Murat9.2 km (12 min)
Laveissière9.4 km (12 min)
Virargues11.8 km (15 min)
Valuéjols12.6 km (18 min)
Celles13.4 km (17 min)
Ussel13.5 km (16 min)
Neussargues-Moissac15 km (17 min)
Dienne15.1 km (17 min)
Paulhac15.3 km (19 min)
Cézens15.4 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

You'll love the Church of St. Timothy, site of the 11th century Cluniac hung at 980 meters on the rock Bredons.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Bredons concert every year in August.


Church Bredons
Church Bredons
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Numerous waterfalls and streams are to be discovered along the river Alagnon with opportunities for picnicking beside the refreshing water. Nordic skiing, climbing the Col de Prat de Bouc, many hiking and mountain biking.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden hot air balloon flight
Nature and the great outdoors239 € Coltines (12.7 km)
Fly fishing at the Veirières estate
Nature and the great outdoors26 € to 47 € Saint-Vincent-de-Salers (26 km)
Fly-fishing for wild brown trout
Sports sensations25 € to 39 € Riom-ès-Montagnes (26 km)
Introduction to watercolour: Travelogue
Arts and Crafts150 € Moussages (34 km)
Horse rides in wild Upper Allier
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 350 € Langeac (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (26 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals