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Le Claux

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Small village of Cantal, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Le Claux takes place in the heart of the Massif Central, in the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne. It is located at 1050 meters above sea level, not far from Murat.

Recent, the commune of Claux was born in 1835 following a distraction of the commune of Cheylade. Not having an important architectural heritage, it is mainly known for its natural richness and its many landscapes to discover the time of hikes and other outdoor activities.

Located in the valley of Cheylade, not far from the puy Mary, the village of Claux presents an important choice of hiking trails accessible to all levels of walkers.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Claux
Tourism labels
Latitude45.1598240 (N 45° 9’ 35”)
Longitude2.7056079 (E 2° 42’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 994m to 1780m
Surface area28.07 km²
Population213 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (47 km, 49 min)
Insee code15050
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Gentiane
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Cheylade6.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Hippolyte8.2 km (12 min)
Lavigerie9.8 km (15 min)
Apchon11.2 km (16 min)
Dienne13.9 km (18 min)
Marchastel16.2 km (24 min)
Lugarde16.9 km (25 min)
Collandres17.1 km (25 min)
Ségur-les-Villas17.7 km (21 min)
Saint-Saturnin18.2 km (24 min)
Riom-ès-Montagnes19.2 km (23 min)
Le Falgoux21 km (31 min)
Chastel-sur-Murat21 km (26 min)
Saint-Bonnet-de-Condat22 km (28 min)
Mandailles-Saint-Julien23 km (31 min)

Things to see and do

Hiking trails are not lacking in the village of Claux, like those of the Burons, the Chamois, or even Bois Mary. The GR 4 and the GR 400 are also crossed by the extensive hiking trails that crisscross France.

Le Claux is also an ideal place for practicing angling, cross-country skiing in the Nordic area of ​​Cantal, or hunting. Small natural paradise, the commune does not lack of sites to discover.

Events and festivities

Every second weekend in June, the hiking festival offers organized and guided tours.

Every first weekend of August, the festival of the soil highlights the heritage and traditions of the village of Claux.

The festival of the village is held every year on the last weekend of August with different animations.


Thursday 27 april
Min. -7°C - Max. 8°C
Friday 28 april
Min. -5°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 29 april
Min. -3°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a metalwork artist’s studio
Arts and CraftsFreeSalers (16.8 km)
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (35 km)
Treetop rope trail at Val Aventure
Sports sensations13 € to 19 € Lanobre (35 km)
Horse ride in the Malesse Forest
Sports sensations18 € to 145 € Saint-Privat (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (16.7 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (29 km)


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