Royat Auvergne

Travel back to the Belle Epoque — Visit ROYAT in the Deep Heart of France

To understand the little town of Royat, imagine yourself strolling through an elegant park with a crowd straight from a painting by Renoir – men in straw boaters and morning coats, women in flowing dresses with bright flowers and velvet hats.  Imagine, as the local guides say, “walking in the footsteps of Napoleon III, the Empress Eugénie, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), King Leopold II, or the Maharajah of Patiala…”  In short, imagine yourself stepping back into the glory days of Belle Époque France – but in a place far from the chic salons of Paris. [caption id="attachment_1414" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Postcard from Royat, c. 1895[/caption]