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Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Green holiday resort in the North West department of Cantal, a country of wide open spaces, Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal has many advantages for a pleasant holiday in the countryside. Between lakes, bogs and forests, close to the Corrèze and the Puy-de-Dôme, the common Artense has many tourist facilities and is very dynamic, especially in summer. Its commercial fabric and associations, various services available to the public, and many summer activities can enhance your stay.

Marchal is a village surrounded by landscapes Artense and is considered the capital of "fiddling" and traditional music. His church is attached to a rock and the remains of the castle located near it offer a vast panorama of the Monts du Sancy. A trail through the village traces the life of the towns of yesteryear.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.3962020 (N 45° 23’ 46”)
Longitude2.5621210 (E 2° 33’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 449m to 966m
Surface area60.32 km²
Population1060 inhabitants
Density17 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (84 km, 1h26)
Insee code15038
IntercommunalityCC Sumène - Artense
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Lanobre6.8 km (9 min)
Bort-les-Orgues7.5 km (10 min)
Antignac10.2 km (14 min)
Vebret10.2 km (15 min)
Beaulieu11.2 km (17 min)
Madic12.5 km (18 min)
Ydes13.8 km (18 min)
Labessette13.9 km (20 min)
Trémouille-Saint-Loup14 km (17 min)
La Monselie14.1 km (21 min)
Cros14.1 km (17 min)
Saignes14.2 km (18 min)
Trémouille15.5 km (19 min)
Sarroux15.8 km (20 min)
Saint-Amandin16.4 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Church of the Assumption (Marchal) of the 13th century.

Bog Pignole which is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable territory. Around the lake in about 1.5 ha grow shamrocks floating rafts in water, cushions and Sphagnum peat on the moors, all phases of evolution of a bog lake. Presence of Sundew.

Heated swimming pool, open from June 15 to August 31.


Horse farm.

Walk in the heart of the territory of Artense part of the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne.

Outdoor activities (biking, climbing, fishing, canyoning ...).

Opportunity to practice skijoring rollerblading. Reservation to +33 6 08 43 08 54.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every Thursday morning market.

1st Sunday of August: book festival and craft market.

The first weekend of September: the Festa Oreilha (Day violin).

The second weekend of September: Feast of the mold, with the participation of the village of La Plaine-sur-Mer.

Every Saturday in July and August from 19h, country market in the Salle Henri Less.


Bog Pignole
Bog Pignole
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Church of the Assumption - Marchal
Church of the Assumption - Marchal
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°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.

Roc Vignonnet (Antignac) view of the valley Sumène, 12th century chapel.

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 (6.7 km)
Rest and recuperation at Sothys contemporary botanical gardens
Nature and the great outdoors4 € to 6 € Auriac (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (12.9 km)
From Seyviolle to Tiolade
HikeIntermediate2h00Veyrières (16.2 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (32 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (56 km)


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