A real paradise for nature lovers, Cantal offers breath taking landscapes around the biggest extinct volcano in Europe. All kinds of activities take place both summer and winter: hiking, cycling, fishing, skiing, cross country skiing... If you add in the Romanesque churches character villages, theatre and dance festivals, it is not surprizing that both eco and cultural tourism are booming. Despite that, property in the Cantal remains affordable and one can find a lot of houses for sale there, whether it be in Aurillac or Saint-Flour, for example. And maybe even, you could buy, around Salers, an old mountain 'buron', a cheese making barn.