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Influence of Napoleon III

Vichy would not be Vichy without the arrival of Napoleon III. His will? To make the city THE spa. A casino, chalets, thermal baths, or meeting places, all these places were initiated by Napoleon III.

Take in the sights

Opera of Vichy

The Vichy Opera House, a pure jewel of Art Nouveau style [1901] with 1480 seats, offers many events related to live entertainment. Since its renovation in 1995, the Opera organizes about sixty events throughout the year.

at the request of Napoleon III

Discover these emblematic places

Napoleon III’s time in Vichy transformed the city with places that have become iconic and are now recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the title of “Great Water Cities of Europe.” Go and discover these nuggets!