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Vichy - Tourism in the Allier

Famous since Gallo-Roman times for the healing and therapeutic properties of its springs, the famous and elegant spa resort of Vichy, highly prized by famous people like Napoleon III and Madame de Sévigné, has preserved its splendour of yore with a prestigious range of architecture, both eclectic and refined. Second Empire, with the Conference Centre-Opera from 1865, Allier Park from the time of Napoleon III, and the imperial chalets; the Belle Époque, with the Hall of the Springs from 1902, the covered metal gallery of the Park of the Springs, the Dômes spa centre, the Pavilion of the Célestins, and the Belle Époque villas and palaces; Art deco, along with the Valery Larbaud cultural centre and the new Church of St. Blaise from 1931. The latter, decorated with beautiful modern stained glass windows, adjoins the old church of St. Blaise, which contains the greatly venerated statue of Our Lady of the Sick, a miraculous black Virgin dating from the 14th century.

Whether you choose to explore freely or take a guided tour, be sure to discover the riches of Vichy's spa heritage, from the Hall of the Springs with six types of thermal water, to the Pavilion of the Célestins, which contains the famous Vichy spring, through the pleasant Allier Park and the Park of the Springs, and the neo-Moorish spa building. Specialising in treating digestive disorders, the Dômes Thermal Baths offer fitness and slimming cures in addition to medical spa breaks. A temple of well-being and relaxation, the Vichy Thermal Spa, one of the biggest spas in Europe, offers a haven of peace and relaxation, with its thermal water pool, Turkish bath, saunas, a giant bubble bath and beauty treatments.

Along the promenades of Vichy, the 100-hectare water surface at Allier Lake is ideal for practising many leisure activities: water sports activities (sailing, canoeing, water skiing, fishing), pedaloes, mini-golf, children's games etc.): plenty for children and grown-ups to enjoy!

The annual calendar of the spa town includes many events, organised activities and horse races.

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Church of St. Blaise with its bell tower, which rises to 67 metersChurch of St. Blaise with its bell tower, which rises to 67 meters
 
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