Nestling amid the Alsatian countryside, the Royal Palace is justly recognised as one of the greatest Music Halls currently operating in France. And so, each year, thousands of people flock to see shows worthy of the biggest Parisian revues. How a restaurant in a little village which carry on since 1948 the tradition of the countryside dance hall, was able to become in 30 years an unavoidable place for thousands tourists from whole Europe ?
In 1980, Pierre Meyer set his heart on creating an intimate little stage in the family restaurant that he had just taken on with his wife, Cathy. At the beginning, he put on ready-made shows performed by seven artists recruited in Paris once a month and, very soon afterwards, every weekend. In 1989, he invested 1.5 million euro building a 200 m2 stage with a hydraulic platform. At the same time, he began to commission his own revues rather than buying his shows readymade… and this success was immediate: the Music Hall hosts 600 people each and every day!
In 1996, the building was entirely refurbished: a new 800 m2 complex, renamed the Royal Palace, saw the light of day. The 987 seat theatre can stage much more ambitious productions: the stage is twice as big as before, with a proscenium arch measuring 25 meters by 20 meters high!
Two restaurants: “The Majestic”, which can accommodate up to 800 guests, and “The Versailles”, a more intimate 150-seat room, which offer lunch and dinner dances musical entertainment. This concept of separating the restaurants from the theatre allows customers to enjoy the show in comfort, with an excellent view of the stage. Today, the Royal Palace employs around 100 people, including 34 artists, and welcomes close to 200,000 customers a year!