The origin of its name comes from a certain Calvinus a Latin or Romanized Gauls of the Gallo-Roman. The original nucleus of the village lay on the hills, crossed by a road flanked by a castle and a chapel. It remained after the construction of the fortress the street called Pavement, doubled by the artery known as the Ditch. The town has expanded in the plain in the 19th century at the expense of neighboring municipalities and Cassaniouze Mourjou. It was then that Calvinet took off thanks to the success of its fairs and opening the road to Maurs Montsalvy.
Town Hall: Tel. : +33 4 71 49 94 32 - Fax: +33 4 71 49 98 06 - Email: mairie.calvinet @ wanadoo.fr - Secretariat open to public on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m..
News Item: Open the first Saturday in July to 22 August from 10am to 12pm and from 18h to 19h. Listings for animations, fact sheets Calvinet of footpaths, tourist information.
The town of Calvinet has been awarded the "Village Centre" Regional Council of Auvergne for shops and services it offers.
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 CELEBRATIONS
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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 ...