Welcome to this former 1920’s hotel, lovingly restored by Stéphane, a local and his Swiss wife, Virginie into a warm and very special Café - Bed & Breakfast! Its soul has been retained through the sensitive use of original materials and traditional fixtures and fittings, whilst still offering the comforts of modern living and a lively atmosphere.

Alta Terra has been thought out, designed, built and is run to respect sustainable development: exclusively eco-friendly materials, organic products, sustainable management of power and waste… Alta Terra has been awarded the European Ecolabel and represents state of the art Green Tourism!

The house offers 4 bedrooms, each combining comfort and ecology, style and authenticity.

Seeking to bring together nature and wellbeing, your hosts have created a Hammam (steam room), a Sauna and a Nordic Bath (outdoors) in this little universe.

Alta Terra is the perfect place to discover the Cantal, thanks to its outstanding location in the heart of the Regional Park of the Auvergne Volcanoes, at the foot of the famous Puy Mary.

Stéphane is a certified middle mountain guide, who will be pleased to give you tips and advice concerning the many outdoor activities available nearby: trekking, mountain-biking, paragliding, hang-gliding, kiting, cross-country or downhill skiing, ski touring or snowshoeing!

In the evening you can dine at the “Table d’hôtes”, on reservation. Vegetarian and vegan meals are proposed, with advance notice.

The Alta Terra project has breathed new life into a key tourist feature and social, meeting place from the 20th century history of our village. We aspire to a philosophy of sharing and camaraderie.



Prices include breakfast and access to the sauna and hammam (steam room).

Please note that a stay of only one night can only be booked 12 days before the wished arrival date.

1 person = 65 euros
2 persons = 72 euros in a double room / 90 euros in a larger room

the larger room may accomodate a 3rd, 4th or 5th person: +12 euros per  child under 12 years old, or +18 euros per person over 12 years old.


20 euros per person (drinks not included)

We  cook exclusively with local in season produce, bought from producers we know. All basic products are organic (milk, sugar, eggs, flour, cereals…).

Nordic Bath:

55 euros per bath (5 persons max.)

Only during the winter on advance booking.

Any questions? Call us or send us an
email! We speak English!


Alta Terra   ~   Le Pradel, 15 300 Lavigerie, Cantal, France   ~   tel. +33/(0)4 71 20 83 03   ~   info@altaterra-cantal.com