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VichyFrance

Whether you want to relax in a park, drink from the springs or stroll through museums full of enchanting collections, this French city is for you. 

Relax and unwind in the spa town of Vichy, a charming place where Napoleon III and his wife once lived. Here, you’ll find opulent buildings, beautiful parks and palaces used by royalty from all over the world.

In the 1860s, Vichy became known as “Queen of the Water Towns” for its famed spring waters and the hotels, casinos and homes that were built by the decree of Napoleon III. Visit nowadays and you will see that many of the hotels have been turned into residential properties. However, there is still a sense of peace and serenity surrounding Vichy.

Begin your tour of the town by exploring the outdoors. Stop by the Parc des Sources, the oldest park in Vichy, to sit under a chestnut tree and read a book in the shade. Head to the north of the park to find Hall des Sources, a glass pavilion holding some of the drinkable spring waters of the area. You can even see the Grille and Chomel springs before they go through the faucet.

During the day, plan a visit to the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie. This museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects collected from former French colonies. Later, go inside the Église Saint-Blaise to marvel at the sparkling ceiling mosaics and stained glass completed in 1923.

In the evening, get tickets to a show at the Opéra de Vichy, built around 1900. Note the bright white exterior with its wide steps and beautiful arches. Take a guided tour of the venue if the performances are sold out.

To visit Vichy, fly into Lyon or the Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport from destinations across Europe. Alternatively, take a national train to its main railway station. Pack for rainfall if you are coming in April or May.

A combination of beautiful architecture, well-manicured grounds and fascinating history make Vichy a wonderful travel destination.

Where to stay in Vichy

Église St-Blaise which includes a city and heritage architecture

Thermal

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Thermal, Thermes de Vichy and Vichy Opera are top sights worth seeing.

Thermal
Vichy

Cœur de Ville

While Cœur de Ville might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Thermes de Vichy and Vichy Opera.

Cœur de Ville
Église St-Blaise which includes a city and heritage architecture

Vieux Vichy

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While visiting Vieux Vichy, you might make a stop by sights like Kennedy Park and Église Saint-Blaise.

Vieux Vichy

Top Hotels in Vichy

VICHY CELESTINS Spa Hôtel
VICHY CELESTINS Spa Hôtel
5 out of 5
111 Boulevard Des Etats-unis, Vichy, Allier
The price is $167 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Located in Thermal, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hall des Sources and Thermes de Vichy. Vichy Opera and Église Saint-Blaise are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (342 reviews)
ichy

"Receptionist not very friendly, no staff around due to CV19. Strange experience. Our small dog was permitted in the Hotel, but not in the Restaurant - not very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

VICHY CELESTINS Spa Hôtel
The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Les Nations, Vichy (Inter-Hotel)
The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Les Nations, Vichy (Inter-Hotel)
3 out of 5
13 Boulevard De Russie, Vichy, Allier
The price is $71 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 12

Located in Thermal, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vichy Opera, Église Saint-Blaise, and Kennedy Park. Plage des Célestins and Hall des Sources are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (175 reviews)

"The personal involvement of the owner and her attention to detail and guests and particularly how she shook hands with her staff when she met them in the morning;a truly charming intelligent and sophisticated lady."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Les Nations, Vichy (Inter-Hotel)
LOGIS Midland
LOGIS Midland
3 out of 5
4 rue de l'Intendance, Vichy, Allier
The price is $64 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in Thermal, this hotel is steps from Hall des Sources and Thermes de Vichy. Vichy Opera and Église Saint-Blaise are also within 10 minutes. Vichy Station ...

4/5Very Good! (60 reviews)
Great quality, value stay and food.

"Once again the Logis de France label comes up Trumps. The hotel is right in the middle of this delightful city. If you forget to book their private parking then there a public off street one round the corner. The staff are excellent, the restaurant provides wonderful value and quality. The rooms ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

LOGIS Midland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Vichy

La Grande Maison Vichy - Loft & Appartement
La Grande Maison Vichy - Loft & Appartement
18 Rue Ravy Breton, Vichy, Allier
The price is $49 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Located in Cœur de Ville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hall des Sources, Vichy Opera, and Thermes de Vichy. Église Saint-Blaise and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Au top on reviendra

"Nous avons beaucoup aime cette jolie maison familiale, fonctionnelle et confortable.Par contre le parking de la poste est ferme a partir de 20h mais nous avons trouve une place de parking en ville. Moins securisant pour moi seule avec mes 2 enfants mais pas de souci a deplorer."…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

La Grande Maison Vichy - Loft & Appartement
Vichy Residencia
Vichy Residencia
5 Square Albert 1er , Vichy, Allier

Located in Vieux Vichy, this apartment building is steps from Église Saint-Blaise and Kennedy Park. Vichy Opera and Plage des Célestins are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Lovely apartment, perfect for competing in the triathlon

"We had s great time in Vichy, we were there for the triathlon. The apartment was perfect for us, very spacious and comfortable. Staff were really friendly. Would stay there again if we went back"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Vichy Residencia
Chambre Marquis de Sade
Chambre Marquis de Sade
77 Rue Jean Jaurès, Vichy

Located in République, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Thermes de Vichy, Hall des Sources, and Vichy Opera. Kennedy Park and Église Saint-Blaise ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Très bon accueil de la part de nos hôtes qui nous ont même ouvert la boutique à notre arrivée (20h). Très belle chambre et bien équipée...j'aurai juste rajouté un micro onde par rapport à la conjoncture actuelle...nous reviendrons prochainement pour connaitre les autres chambres...Une belle ..."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Chambre Marquis de Sade
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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We woukd gladly return for a longer stay