National Geographic : 1915 Nov
Photo by Arthur Stanley Riggs A CHURCH TWELVE HUNDRED YEARS OLD: ROYAT "Nearby is the famous spa of Royat, with its little town behind the hills. . . . An amazing old battlemented church, founded byBenedic tine nuns 1,200 years ago, with crazy, crooked houses jammed close about it, dominates the town andsets off charmingly itsraggedy, spirited popu lation" (see text, page 465).