Made up of 3 big plateaux, including the famous Larzac, Aveyron is a succession of mountains, hills, deep gorges, dolmens and medieval villages. The department is well known for its Laguiole folding knives or its famous Roquefort cheese. The property market in Averyron remains affordable and one can find an apartment or a house there to match one's budget. Why not in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, charming medieval country town on the banks of the Aveyron, or in Conques, major stopping point on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrims' path? But maybe you would prefer to buy property in one of the 10 villages listed as the Most Beautiful Villages in France. The real bonus: lively markets everywhere, just great visually, and those smells!