Neighbour of Clermont-Ferrand, Royat stretches over steep slopes on the banks of the Tiretaine. Between the medieval village, perched high up, and the spa area with its old luxury hotels now turned into apartments, the contrast is striking. Royat has the charm and the attributes of a restful and elegant spa town; it is also a pleasant base for forest hikes.
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