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Destination: Auvergne, France

Auvergne Chatel-Guyon
Auvergne Chatel-Guyon. Robert Falcucci (1900-1982).
L’Agence Havas, Paris 1932, color lithograph.
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Eaux-De-Vie

Châtel-Guyon is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme region in Auvergne in central France. Largely mountainous and geologically varied, in parts it resembles a lunar landscape with all its peaks and craters and is the largest volcanic area in Europe. Since Roman times, the thermal springs of Châtel-Guyon have made it a popular resort destination. The spas, such as Les Grands Thermes on the lower left, draw large numbers of visitors and are important to the economic life of the region.

Artist Robert Falcucci was best known for his posters of Formula One racing cars. This design was printed for L’Agence Havas, the first French news agency founded in 1835 and now known as Agence France-Presse.

 

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