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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

The common Valette is located in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne, in mid-altitude to 826 m altitude. It lies between Riom-ès-Montagnes and Mauriac.

Geographical information

Latitude45.2685720 (N 45° 16’ 7”)
Longitude2.6020310 (E 2° 36’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 677m to 1133m
Surface area14.90 km²
Population285 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (74 km, 1h14)
Insee code15246
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Gentiane

Nearest cities & towns

Menet5.4 km (8 min)
Riom-ès-Montagnes6.2 km (10 min)
Trizac6.9 km (10 min)
La Monselie9.3 km (14 min)
Apchon11.9 km (18 min)
Collandres12.2 km (21 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Chomeil12.9 km (20 min)
Vebret14 km (21 min)
Antignac14.1 km (19 min)
Le Monteil14.2 km (17 min)
Auzers14.7 km (19 min)
Moussages14.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Hippolyte14.8 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a metalwork artist’s studio
Arts and CraftsFreeSalers (16.7 km)
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (19.4 km)
Adventure ropes course in Val
Sports sensations13 € to 19 € Lanobre (21 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Montaigut-le-Blanc (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (18.9 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (19.3 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals