Vichy and more

Our region is full of surprises and pleasures: follow the guide!

Nature Discovery :

  • The Architecture of Vichy Unesco World Heritage (the Opera, the Fer à Cheval district, the Parc des Sources, the shopping streets and their covered passages...)
  • The Chaîne des Puys - volcanoes of Auvergne (Unesco World Heritage)
  • Attraction and discovery parks: Vulcania, the Pal, the Paleopolis, the Auvergne Animal Park
  • The parks of Vichy (Parc des Sources, Parc Napoléon III, Parc Kennedy, Parc des Bourins, a picnic mat is at your disposal in your accommodation
  • Many castles (Lapalisse, Billy, Busset, Chouvigny, Balaine etc...)
  • The banks of the Allier, accessible on foot (equipped with many shops and outdoor activities, children's games, mini-golf)
  • The visit of the Vichy springs (guided or free visits, springs with many virtues in self-service, Célestins spring, Chomel, Grande Grille etc...)
  • La Plage des Célestins (supervised swimming)
  • The Gorges de la Sioule (canoeing and swimming)
  • Thermal baths and spa treatments with Vichy thermal water
  • A typical gastronomy

For sportsmen and women

  • Numerous hikes for all levels (Auvergne volcanoes, Puy de Dôme, Puy Pariou, Montagne Bourbonnaise, Bords de Sioule)
  • Numerous possibilities of bicycle rides (on the Via Allier of 27km along the water around Vichy and many routes in the open country on mountain bikes
  • Two golf courses very close to Vichy and Montpensier (one of which is accessible on foot) and a racetrack
  • Vichy Paragliding
  • The artificial river
  • Boat, pedal boat, paddle boat and optimist rental in season
  • Rent a Rosalie's to visit the parks of Vichy
  • Different Velorail
  • The activity station of the Loge des Gardes

Useful links

Animal park and amusement park Le PAL, Auvergne Rhône Alpes : sleeping at the ZooWelcome to Paleopolis - the dinosaur hill (

Vichy Mon Amour - Official website of the Vichy Tourist Office

Vivélo, bike rental - Vichy Val d'Allier (

Vulcania : Theme park in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes