Since Roman times, Auvergne has had a reputation as a perfect destination to, as the saying goes, “take the air”. Visitors and residents were well-aware of the positive impact of its montane landscapes and pristine water on the mind and the body. Although Auvergne is still regarded as one of the most eco-friendly geographic districts in Europe, in 2023, Cantal — one of Auvergne’s four traditional departments — was named the least-polluted department in France.
According to France 3, Cantal is a effectively an “Eldorado of pure air”.
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