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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

The small commune of Cantal, Ally extends over 23 km² and is home to about 660 souls. Nestled in a natural environment of rare beauty, the municipality boasts the presence on its territory of the Château de la Vigne, a remarkably preserved 15th century building. Nature also plays a predominant role on the territory, thus offering a successful alliance between old stones loaded with history and luxuriant vegetation with striking beauty. It is the holiday resort par excellence where you will come to ressourcer and take your breath, away from the tumults of the city. Perched at 717 meters above sea level, the territory is cracked by various rivers, including the Auze and Sionne rivers and the Drignac stream.

Geographical information

Latitude45.1737290 (N 45° 10’ 25”)
Longitude2.3172860 (E 2° 19’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 471m to 810m
Surface area23.11 km²
Population637 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (28 mi, 44 min)
Insee code15003
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Salers
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Escorailles1420 yd (3 min)
Chaussenac2.7 mi (7 min)
Brageac3.3 mi (9 min)
Barriac-les-Bosquets4 mi (8 min)
Drugeac4.5 mi (11 min)
Pleaux5.5 mi (11 min)
Mauriac6.2 mi (12 min)
Sainte-Eulalie7.3 mi (16 min)
Le Vigean7.3 mi (15 min)
Salins8.4 mi (17 min)
Saint-Bonnet-de-Salers8.5 mi (22 min)
Rilhac-Xaintrie8.5 mi (17 min)
Saint-Martin-Cantalès9.3 mi (24 min)
Saint-Martin-Valmeroux9.3 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

It is in a majestic setting that stands the castle of Vigne today operated in guest rooms. You will be able to sleep and stay in this building classified to the Historic Monuments. This castle was built in the 15th century by the Scorailles family on the site of an old vineyard. Flanked by two towers rising towards the sky, the building will shelter some famous names like the princess of Condé or Jean-Jacques Rousseau invited to stay there by its owner. Passed from hands to hands throughout history, the castle is today a pleasant and majestic place of stay held by the descendants of those who built it. A part of the medieval ensemble invites you to discover two unusual collections: 4,000 miniature cars and no less than 1,000 dolls. The miniature car show is held in the old circular walkway. A unique and exceptional collection not to be missed. Just like the collection of dolls of the world which is held in one of the rooms of the castle.

Another remarkable place, the Saint-Ferréol church is also classified to the Historic Monuments.

Ally is also the ideal place to go hiking through this rich and splendid nature that unfolds all around the village. Several circuits are at your disposal to cross the paths which will allow you a real return to nature where only the inhabitants of the woods will cross your path.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Each year, Ally organizes its patronal festival. This is a great festive moment in prospect for the whole family. The bandas animate the days of their traditional songs while the floats float under the applause. A great fireworks is fired in the evening after all had fun at the fun fair installed for the occasion.


Monday 26 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 37°C
Tuesday 27 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 39°C
Wednesday 28 june
Min. 22°C - Max. 38°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations20 € Lanobre (21 mi)
Cascading expedition
Sports sensations18 € to 25 € Monceaux-sur-Dordogne (21 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (10 mi)
From Seyviolle to Tiolade
HikeIntermediate2h00Veyrières (11.8 mi)
Medieval city of La Roquebrou
HikeIntermediate30 minLaroquebrou (15.5 mi)
Stones and flowers: our paths of discovery
Car itineraryEasy35 minRiom-ès-Montagnes (18.3 mi)
The banks
HikeEasy2h15Argentat-sur-Dordogne (19.2 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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