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Calvinet

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Calvinet - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCalvinet
Postcode15340
Tourism label
Latitude44.7174500 (N 44° 43’ 3”)
Longitude2.3589870 (E 2° 21’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 452m to 742m
Surface area13.73 km²
Population519 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (35 km, 40 min)
Insee code15027
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Montsalvy
DepartmentCantal
RegionAuvergne

Nearest cities & towns

Mourjou4.9 km (8 min)
Cassaniouze5.4 km (8 min)
Sénezergues6.4 km (10 min)
Leynhac8.5 km (13 min)
Sansac-Veinazès8.9 km (12 min)
Marcolès8.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Antoine9.9 km (16 min)
Labesserette10.2 km (13 min)
Junhac11.8 km (16 min)
Lacapelle-del-Fraisse12 km (13 min)
Fournoulès13.2 km (20 min)
Lafeuillade-en-Vézie14.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Constant14.7 km (21 min)
Ladinhac15.3 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Swimming: July 1 to August 31, with lifeguard supervision, daily from 14h to 19h. Free admission.

Fishing in the pond of communal Estanquiol from June 22 to September 14 (tickets on sale at the service station Calvinet).

Other activities: tennis, bowling, fishing in trout streams, marked walks, mountain bike trails.

Events and festivities

National Day 13 and July 14 with entertainment and dancing and huge picnic and petanque contest open to everyone.

Seniors' Day on the last Sunday of July.

Walking Around the Cantal in August.

The European Heritage Days the third weekend of September.

Its famous Christmas market in December, the weekend before Christmas.

Photos

Overview
Overview
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Village Calvinet
Village Calvinet
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Swimming's Estanquiol
Swimming's Estanquiol
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Swimming's Estanquiol
Swimming's Estanquiol
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The village
The village
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The Village
The Village
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Village Calvinet
Village Calvinet
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Calvinet Village
Calvinet Village
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Village Calvinet
Village Calvinet
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Calvinet Village
Calvinet Village
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Nature
Nature
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Estanquiol
Estanquiol
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Estanquiol
Estanquiol
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Fountain place Bonnefon
Fountain place Bonnefon
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Fountain Bonnefon site
Fountain Bonnefon site
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site Bonnefon Fontaine
site Bonnefon Fontaine
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Fontaine place Bonnefon
Fontaine place Bonnefon
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The Pad
The Pad
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Place Bonnefon
Place Bonnefon
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Place Bonnefon
Place Bonnefon
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St. Eustache de Beaumarchais
St. Eustache de Beaumarchais
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Illuminations
Illuminations
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Chestnut King
Chestnut King
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The Christmas market Calvinet
The Christmas market Calvinet
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The Christmas market Calvinet
The Christmas market Calvinet
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Weather

Thursday 30 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
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Friday 31 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 1 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Canoeing, rafting 25 km in the valley of the Lot.

Karting at Pers 25 km.

Fishing (streams, lakes and dams).

Visits to villages with houses with tiled roofs, in Chestnut Cantalienne.

Visiting museums: Chestnut House, Museum Veinazès, River House ...

Excursions in the mountains of Cantal.

Site of the Puy Mary.

Salers.

Plomb du Cantal.

Conques.

Lot Valley: Vieillevie, Entraygues, Estaing.

Rocamadour.

Padirac.

Foissac Caves of Pech Merle ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations19 € Vieillevie (10.5 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (46 km)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (51 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (58 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (58 km)
Malecargue Fountain Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h15Limogne-en-Quercy (58 km)

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