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Antignac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Antignac is a small town of 283 inhabitants in an area of ​​16 square kilometers. It is irrigated by three fish-bearing streams, rivers Rhue of the North and the South Sumène. It is crossed in its middle by the main stream of Sulu.

Historically, Antignac received human occupation, at least since the times Celtic and Gallo-Roman, as evidenced by some archaeological remains. The Middle Ages, Antignac retains three churches. The old priory church of St. Robert has its origin in the second half of the 11th century, around 1060. This is the founder of La Chaise-Dieu, St. Robert of Turlande in person, which undertook the foundation. Listed building this building overlooks the valley of the Sumène on a rocky promontory above the village of Vignon. The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens, old Romanesque chapel of the 12th century, was expanded over the centuries, but painted frescoes on the ceiling of the nave in the 18th century. The former parish church of Salsignac, originally dedicated to Saint Ferréol originated in the 12th century, but it was completely rebuilt in the 15th century under the control of Prieur de Bort, Pierre de Balzac, which it retains the arms.

The village of Antignac a large number of houses, characteristic of the style of "merchant houses of canvas", built in the early 20th century.

Geographical information

Latitude45.3409440 (N 45° 20’ 27”)
Longitude2.5418490 (E 2° 32’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 468m to 928m
Surface area16.02 km²
Population296 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (81 km, 1h21)
Insee code15008
IntercommunalityCC Sumène - Artense
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Vebret2.2 km (4 min)
La Monselie4.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Chomeil7 km (9 min)
Menet9.1 km (12 min)
Ydes10 km (10 min)
Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal10.2 km (14 min)
Saignes10.3 km (11 min)
Madic10.6 km (13 min)
Bort-les-Orgues12.1 km (13 min)
Valette14.1 km (19 min)
Champagnac14.2 km (16 min)
Bassignac14.4 km (14 min)
Riom-ès-Montagnes14.7 km (15 min)
Sauvat14.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Antignac is a common woodland for more than half of its territory. It is crossed by pleasant small footpaths which reveal remarkable sites such as gorges Rhue or rock Agayrou offering a 360 ° view of the Monts du Cantal, the average valley and Sumène part of the Artense.

Also see two archaeological sites, ruins of two ancient medieval castles: La Roche and Hubert The Chastellet.

Rock Agayrou: once covered pastures dedicated to sheep, rocky outcrop to the south offers a breathtaking view to the valley of the Sumène. On its flanks sometimes steep, it identifies the site of the rock Saint Hubert. Shelter of the Middle Ages was revealed during archaeological excavations. This site is an opportunity to discuss the presence of men in the area, from the Middle Ages to the present day, by the remains present, the impact of pastoralism or the presence of the railway pierces the rock. The site visit is completed by the archaeological collections exhibited at the town hall and the presence behind it of a curious garden ...

Gallery and studio of the painter André Fialip: located in the former rectory of Antignac, the gallery features a permanent exhibition of oil paintings and watercolors, figurative, sometimes treating the Auvergne region, sometimes shores of the Mediterranean . After visiting the workshop, you will discover, from June to September, an exhibition of minerals, ground floor. Open all year. Off season by appointment. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 25 67.

House of Tales: a visual storyteller and offers three narrated animations for children and larger wishing to revisit the wonderful memories of childhood. Walks and vigils recounted Friday night reservation. Paint shop and creation: Monday evening (20h) and Thursdays from 14.30 to 16.30 for adults and Wednesdays at 16:30 for children. Tel. : +33 6 71 43 19 29.

Horseback riding to the Chatelet: daily except Sunday from 8h to 19h, throughout the year, riding lessons, from 3 years, walks, children (from 3 years) and adults gallops passages, exits in competition, but also during stripping, theoretical and practical, as well as pension horses. Courses during the school holidays. Tel. : +33 6 22 04 10 83.

Places of interest



Chapel of Roc-Vignonnet
Chapel of Roc-Vignonnet
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Saint-Pierre-ès-Links Church
Saint-Pierre-ès-Links Church
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Church of Saint-Ferréol
Church of Saint-Ferréol
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Auberge de la Sumène and its market
Auberge de la Sumène and its market
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Wednesday 18 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Green slope: old railway 14 km tarred with the possibility to practice cycling, rollerblading, scooter Bassignac to Vebret.

Nautical and beach on Lake Lastioulles: pedal boat rentals, catamarans, dinghies, canoes, kayaks and surfboards; lessons and courses at different levels.

Many hiking trails: guidebook "Roads Sumène Artense" (25 hiking trails - 12 road bike - Tour de Pays) on sale at the Tourist Offices.

Puy de Saignes dominated by a metal cross (reading tool landscape).

Chastel Marlhac tray (Le Monteil), view of the mountains of Sancy.

Museum of mine Champagnac exhibitions tools, accessories and pictures, movie, model. Open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 69 61 55.

Museum of butterflies and insects of the world Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Treasury of Sacred Art in Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (11.6 km)
Rest and recuperation at Sothys contemporary botanical gardens
Nature and the great outdoors4 € to 6 € Auriac (34 km)
Horse ride in the Malesse Forest
Sports sensations18 € to 145 € Saint-Privat (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Seyviolle to Tiolade
HikeIntermediate2h00Veyrières (13.4 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (16.7 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (25 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (60 km)


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