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Vichy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vichy in Allier

Visit Vichy: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as centre for the government of unoccupied Fraance during the Second World War

Vichy is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vichy. For detailed visitor information see the Vichy travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Vichy include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 21 km and Charroux at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vichy, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vichy in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateldon

Chateldon

at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part...

See Chateldon guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the...

See Charroux guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 23 km (direction north-west)

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
 
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Thiers

Thiers

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a...

See Thiers guide
Riom

Riom

at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide
Billom

Billom

at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the...

See Billom guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the...

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the...

See Moulins guide

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Map of places to visit near Vichy

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Markets in and near Vichy

Market days in Vichy: weekly market: Every day except Monday;

  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (0km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (2km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (2km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (9km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (18km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (19km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (21km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (21km)

More information about Vichy, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vichy, France

What to do at Vichy? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vichy.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (22km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (29km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (13km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (43km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (36km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vichy is in the south of France at 49 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Vichy is 314 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vichy

Canton: Vichy

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vichy

from Moulins (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 314 km

from Calais: 549 km

from Nice: 405 km

from Bordeaux: 344 km

from Strasbourg: 425 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vichy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abrest, Bellerive-sur-Allier, Brugheas, Charmeil, Creuzier-le-Neuf, Creuzier-le-Vieux, Cusset, Hauterive, Le Vernet and Serbannes.

This page in French: Visiter Vichy

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