The origin of its name comes from a Calvinus a Latin or Romanized Gauls from the Gallo-Roman period. The original nucleus of the town lay on the hills, crossed by a framed by a castle and a chapel road. He remained after the construction of the fortress called Paved street, lined by the artery called the Ditch. The town has expanded in the plain 19th century at the expense of neighboring municipalities and Cassaniouze Mourjou. It was at this time that Calvinet took off with the success of his shows and the opening of the road Maurs Montsalvy.
Mayor: Tel. : 33 (0) 471 49 94 32 - Fax: 33 (0) 471 49 98 06 - Email: mairie.calvinet @ wanadoo.fr - open to the public Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:30 to 16:30 Secretariat.
Item Info: Open the first Saturday of July to 22 August from 10am to 12pm and from 18h to 19h. Registration for events, records of Calvinet footpaths, tourist information.
The village of Calvinet received the label "Bourg Centre" of the Regional Council of Auvergne for shops and services it offers.