Vichy attractions

Gardens in Vichy

Parc des Sources

Vichy's centrepiece is the huge Parc des Sources, the town's oldest park. Dating to the mid-18th century, the park is lined with chestnut and plane trees and encircled by 700m of wrought-iron-canopied colonnade, add…
Church in Vichy

Église St-Blaise

Two contrasting churches combine at Église St-Blaise: the concrete outer shell of a 1931 art-deco church, resembling something of a Soviet space rocket, and at the rear an original 17th-century chapel guarding Vichy…
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Hall des Sources

Chug a mouthful of reputedly healing waters at the Hall des Sources, a late-19th-century atrium resembling an art-deco greenhouse. The water is naturally fizzy with a saline tang, if you're curious.
Spring in Vichy

Source des Célestins

For unlimited sips of Vichy's reputedly healing mineral waters, head for the Source des Célestins, housed in an attractive 19th-century atrium with lacy archways and rose-tinted glass. Bring your own bottle.
Park in Vichy

Parc Napoléon III

These 13 hectares of peaceful parkland, landscaped in honour of Napoléon III, have become a favourite riverfront idling ground for pedestrians and cyclists.
Park in Vichy

Parc Kennedy

Just south of the Parc Napoléon III is this stretch of parkland hugging the Allier River, landscaped in the style of an English garden during the late 19th century.
Museum in Vichy

Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie

Inside a grand 1881 building is assembled a small collection of sculptures, furniture and paintings collected from various Asian and African countries.
Museum in Vichy

Musée de l’Opéra de Vichy

This seasonal museum houses rotating exhibits that document the performances, costumes and culture of Vichy’s turn-of-the-20th-century opera house.
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Source de l'Hôpital

The brass taps of the Source de l'Hôpital, which was first used in Gallo-Roman times, dispense unlimited quantities of warmish mineral waters to curistes (visitors seeking hydrotherapy treatment) in possession of a …