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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Antignac
Insee code15008
AltitudeFrom 468 to 928 meters
Surface16.02 km²
Population283 inhabitants
Density17 inhabitants/km²


Chief townAurillac (at 81 km, 81 min)Vebret at 2.2 km (4 min)
DepartmentCantalLa Monselie at 4.2 km (9 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town


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Antignac is a small town of 283 inhabitants in an area of ​​16 square kilometers. It is irrigated by three fish-bearing streams, rivers Rhue of the North and the South Sumène. It is crossed in its middle by the main stream of Sulu.

Historically, Antignac received human occupation, at least since the times Celtic and Gallo-Roman, as evidenced by some archaeological remains. The Middle Ages, Antignac retains three churches. The old priory church of St. Robert has its origin in the second half of the 11th century, around 1060. This is the founder of La Chaise-Dieu, St. Robert of Turlande in person, which undertook the foundation. Listed building this building overlooks the valley of the Sumène on a rocky promontory above the village of Vignon. The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens, old Romanesque chapel of the 12th century, was expanded over the centuries, but painted frescoes on the ceiling of the nave in the 18th century. The former parish church of Salsignac, originally dedicated to Saint Ferréol originated in the 12th century, but it was completely rebuilt in the 15th century under the control of Prieur de Bort, Pierre de Balzac, which it retains the arms.

The village of Antignac a large number of houses, characteristic of the style of "merchant houses of canvas", built in the early 20th century.


Antignac is a common woodland for more than half of its territory. It is crossed by pleasant small footpaths which reveal remarkable sites such as gorges Rhue or rock Agayrou offering a 360 ° view of the Monts du Cantal, the average valley and Sumène part of the Artense.

Also see two archaeological sites, ruins of two ancient medieval castles: La Roche and Hubert The Chastellet.

Rock Agayrou: once covered pastures dedicated to sheep, rocky outcrop to the south offers a breathtaking view to the valley of the Sumène. On its flanks sometimes steep, it identifies the site of the rock Saint Hubert. Shelter of the Middle Ages was revealed during archaeological excavations. This site is an opportunity to discuss the presence of men in the area, from the Middle Ages to the present day, by the remains present, the impact of pastoralism or the presence of the railway pierces the rock. The site visit is completed by the archaeological collections exhibited at the town hall and the presence behind it of a curious garden ...

Gallery and studio of the painter André Fialip: located in the former rectory of Antignac, the gallery features a permanent exhibition of oil paintings and watercolors, figurative, sometimes treating the Auvergne region, sometimes shores of the Mediterranean . After visiting the workshop, you will discover, from June to September, an exhibition of minerals, ground floor. Open all year. Off season by appointment. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 25 67.

House of Tales: a visual storyteller and offers three narrated animations for children and larger wishing to revisit the wonderful memories of childhood. Walks and vigils recounted Friday night reservation. Paint shop and creation: Monday evening (20h) and Thursdays from 14.30 to 16.30 for adults and Wednesdays at 16:30 for children. Tel. : +33 6 71 43 19 29.

Horseback riding to the Chatelet: daily except Sunday from 8h to 19h, throughout the year, riding lessons, from 3 years, walks, children (from 3 years) and adults gallops passages, exits in competition, but also during stripping, theoretical and practical, as well as pension horses. Courses during the school holidays. Tel. : +33 6 22 04 10 83.

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MonumentsChapel Notre-Dame du Roc-Vignonnet,   Church Saint-Ferréol,   Church Saint-Pierre


Green slope: old railway 14 km tarred with the possibility to practice cycling, rollerblading, scooter Bassignac to Vebret.

Nautical and beach on Lake Lastioulles: pedal boat rentals, catamarans, dinghies, canoes, kayaks and surfboards; lessons and courses at different levels.

Many hiking trails: guidebook "Roads Sumène Artense" (25 hiking trails - 12 road bike - Tour de Pays) on sale at the Tourist Offices.

Puy de Saignes dominated by a metal cross (reading tool landscape).

Chastel Marlhac tray (Le Monteil), view of the mountains of Sancy.

Museum of mine Champagnac exhibitions tools, accessories and pictures, movie, model. Open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 69 61 55.

Museum of butterflies and insects of the world Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Treasury of Sacred Art in Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Introduction to watercolour: TravelogueEntertainment150 €Moussages (12.1 km)
Fly fishing at the Veirières estateNature and the outdoorsFrom 26 € to 47 €Saint-Vincent-de-Salers (14.3 km)
Horse ride in the Auvergne mountainsNature and the outdoors1050 €Montboudif (15.3 km)

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Chapel of Roc-VignonnetChapel of Roc-Vignonnet
Église Saint-Pierre-ès-LiensÉglise Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens
St. FerréolSt. Ferréol


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Farm with 3 bedroomsChamp du Moulin    
Welcome to Odile and Patrick, for your stay in cottages in Auvergne, on the set of Artense; ideal region for a homecoming and a holiday in peace with family, friends, or vacationing...
Located 15.2 km from AntignacFrom 50 € to 52 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Chabrat    
Rudi and Rita welcome you into their house in Correze where historic villages invite you to be discovered. During your excursions on foot, by bike or car, you will discover the beauty...
Located 20 km from AntignacFrom 57 € to 68 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsMassif du Sancy '' La Pinderie''  
3 furnished rooms on the first floor of the owners' house (converted barn in 2008), rooms are accessed by entering either owners or independently from the terrace at the back overlooking...
Located 26 km from Antignac53 € the double room 

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House for 13 personsGite de groupe
Old mansion renovated in 2012 with ecological requirements. Geothermal heating, solar hot water.. Located in the countryside, courtyard, barbecue, garden furniture. 200 m², large living...
Located 4.9 km from AntignacFrom 500 € to 990 € per week 
Chalet for 6 personsDécouvrez l'Auvergne depuis votre chalet  
Supremely comfortable chalets with covered terrace, garden furniture, loungers and barbecue. Adsl access with free wifi. Eight-hectare estate with a stream running through it, chalets...
Located 10.5 km from Antignac273 € per week 
House for 12 personsGîte de groupe St Martin
At the heart of the vilage Champagnac (North Cantal), next to the church listed in an enclosure, a former rectory in 2010 restored cottage group of 12 people. Large living room with...
Located 11.4 km from Antignac920 € per week 

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220 places over 10 haCamping le lac de la siauve    
In the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Europe, Our campsite gives you a change of scenery immediately calm and serenity. Nestled in nature, mini chalets, recent mobile...
Located 10 km from Antignac14 € per day 
99 places over 4 haLe Moulin de Serre    
This very spacious and well maintained campsite is set in a beautiful wooded valley beside the Burande river, close to the upper Dordogne valley, between the very big lake of Bort les...
Located 22 km from AntignacFrom 10.05 € to 20.10 € per day 
55 places over 3 haCamping La Vallée    
La Tour-d'Auvergne
Small quiet family camping, altitude 900 m, 1 klm from the village (shops). Mobil homes, chalets and caravans, sweet animations and tranquility assured. Lake with lifeguard in summer...
Located 24 km from Antignac12.50 € per day 

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Le Rider - Hotel in AntignacLe Rider     
Le Rider Hotel is situated just in front of the train station in Bort les Orgues. It offers comfortable rooms with modern facilities and a restaurant. All of the rooms have a private...
Located 7.9 km from AntignacRoom from 40 €
Lutea - Hotel in AntignacLutea     
The Hotel Lutea is located in a peaceful setting in the heart of the Auvergne volcanic park. It offers comfortable rooms, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms come well-equipped...
Located 10.9 km from AntignacRoom from 45 €
Auberge Le Beaulieu - Hotel in AntignacAuberge Le Beaulieu    
Located in Beaulieu, Auberge Le Beaulieu offers guest rooms with a lake view, and a 24-hour reception. You can dine at the on-site restaurant and visit the Château de Val, which is...
Located 13.2 km from AntignacRoom from 32 €

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Hostellerie de La Maronne
This hotel is in a 19th-century building set in a 17-acre park. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a heated, outdoor pool. Free internet...
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