The village of Vitrac ...
... is located 550m above sea level and has nearly 300 inhabitants. In the middle of the Chestnut Grove, Vitrac is a beautiful site of Cantal. The Hotel-Restaurant La Tomette is situated to the heart of the village. You will be charmed, as soon as you arrive, by the beauty of the places and the environment. Let yourself be seduced by the sweetness of life of this haven of peace, starting point of many walks and visits that we will be delighted to make you discover.
To View ... To Discover ... To Visit ...
La Châtaigneraie : Located between Lot and Aveyron, southern Cantal, this natural site offers endless hiking possibilities. From each village, two or three circuits are proposed. Walk the trails and enjoy soft peaks and valleys. sunken roads, views, hills and woods.
Marcoles : Visit the village : Former priory of the abbey of Aurillac, stronghold of the time of the English wars with successive fora " good city " in the sixteenth century a rich flourishing trade on the road between the mountains Auvergne in the south already proche. Le village MARCOLES inherited a long history now renovated heritage, constituting one of the major sites for lovers of old stones or simple walks in the past guided by a discrete networks information panels. (10')
Conques : Major step on the road to St Jacques de Compostela, this medieval town contains many gems. Visit the Abbey, a masterpiece of Romanesque art, with its splendid tympanum and new stained glass windows by Pierre Soulages. Admire the treasure of Sainte- Foy, gold statue studded with jewels offered by pilgrims. Stroll the beautiful "Roman" bridge over the Dourdou. (45')
Dam of Saint -Etienne- Cantalès : This imposing structure , such as " arch gravity " retains the waters of a lake in Cere 133 million m3. The charm of this retainer 12 km long primarily due to its islands and peninsulas that make up the amazing scenery. The site is landscaped based water sports. (20')
Figeac : Nestled against the right side of Cele, the city was a trade prestigious past as evidenced today the architecture of its high sandstone houses, commercial houses and mansions dating for most twelfth - fifteenth centuries. It also owes its fame to the illustrious Champollion who was born here in 1790 and which the museum that bears his name honor. (40')
Salers : Step essential located at 950 meters altitude , in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d' Auvergne. Mansions and turreted houses volcanic stone dated sixteenth century give the town an austere charm. Visit the church of Saint -Mathieu with five Aubusson tapestries of the seventeenth century , entombment and polychrome lectern. (1h15')
Rocamadour : This is one of the most extraordinary sites are. The old houses, towers and oratories tumble down the steep cliff overlooking 150 meters Alzou canyon, under the keep of the castle and the seven sanctuaries. (1h15 ')
Padirac : Discover a network of tunnels and underground rivers 22 km under the Causse de Gramat. Gallery Source just after the gulf gives access to the River Plane, real underground Venice with the end of tour ends in the Great Lake pendants rain, No Crocodile and Great Room Gours. Gorgeous! (1h15')
For active holidays :
- Golf de la Haute Auvergne 18 holes (13km) ;
- Horseback riding (30km) ;
- Canoeing on the Lot (29km) ;
- Circuit Karting Lissartel (14km) ;
- River Fishing ;
- Boating on Lake St Etienne (15km) ;
- Tennis (6km).
Hiking, to discover the "Châtagneraie" !
La Chataigneraie Auvergne tip that fits between the Lot and Aveyron in southern Cantal, offers endless hiking possibilities. It is crisscrossed by a multitude of trails, a succession of small ridges and gentle valleys, sunken roads, views, hills and woods.
You will practice in Chestnut gentle walk without difficulty. From each village, 2 or 3 circuits are proposés.Nous to let our guests the listings of marked trails of Chestnut and all the Cantal. Walks, longer or shorter, more or less pronounced elevations ... The choice is vast.
The bicycle "routes buissonnières" !
There is another way to discover the Chestnut is to browse the bike. Many small roads connect all the villages between them. They are called " hooky roads ." Perhaps because they are so peaceful that we love to stroll and get lost. Little traffic , shade , charming villages , a relaxing countryside ... a real pleasure.
The hotel provides an enclosed space for bicycles.
Holidays pleasures !!!
You will visit major sites : Conques, Salers, Padirac, Rocamadour, Collonges-la-Rouge, Saint-Cirq- Lapopie, Laguiole, the Volcans d'Auvergne, the River Lot and Dordogne, Lake Saint- Etienne Cantalès, the Viaduct Garabit, Chaudes-Aigues, Saint-Flour ...
You will take many routes proposed discovery and wander from village to village : The tour of the castles of Auvergne, the cheese route, the circuit of Romanesque art, the circuit of volcanoes, the circuit of farms and products of the country ...
You have a lot of fun to get to know our traditions and lifestyle during ittoresques markets countries, friendly village festivals , visits to farms and artisans at random from your hiking on the many trails that crisscross the "Châtaigneraie".