The place :
Nestling in the heart of the Bourbon Mountains, Vichy is one of Europe’s most famous spa resorts. It is located just outside the Auvergne volcano park and in a region full of mysteries that are all yours to discover. With its 140ha of parks and woodlands, Vichy is a real city in the midst of the countryside.
Vichy is a golden destination for a thermal course. Indeed, it has everything needed for it to be considered as an ideal cure destination: a privileged environment, green areas, cultural and sport activities, and a lot of accomodation. The city is also proud of its rich and stunning historical legacy, with contrasted and rich styles of architecture, such as colonial-style buildings, and Oriental private houses belonging to Napoleon III.
Vichy resort’s facilities, such as the Célestins institute, and the Ibis, Novotel and Sofitel hotels, are all dedicated to your well being. They all make the most of the exceptional premises and the beneficial virtues of the city’s thermal waters. The city itself is charming as well. You will be delighted to experience imperial France, by walking amidst ancient trees in the Parc Napoléon III, and by spending evenings out at the Opera. Hotels and residences :
Comfortable and quiet, the hotel sits in the idst of a 3000sqm garden, just a stone’s throw away from the city centre and the Napoleon III parks. It is integrated to the hermal institute and the balneotherapy des Dômes centre.
It features 128 spacious rooms equipped with all the modern comfort: air-conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wireless Internet WI-FI, mini-bar, bathroom with bathub and separate toilets, hair drer. It also boasts all the facilities worht of a leisure hotel, and 5 rooms are equipped for people with a disability. 2 children aged under 12 can be accomodated in their parents’ room free of any charge.
Hotel amenities: dry cleaning, animals welcome, carpark, CCTV video surveillance.
This hotel is just a minute away from the Centre Thermal des Dômes and 3 minutes away from the spa centre Parcs, Lake Allier and the city centre.
It features 139 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms, fitted with a bathroom, a telephone and a satellite TV, on 5 stories.
Four restaurants invite you to come and enjoy a meal in the balneotherapy centre’s vicinity.
All three serve diet meals if you are on a slimming diet, and on full board. At the Sofitel, a Balanced Personal Nutrition programme is set up on a daily basis with the help of a dietician, for the time of your stay. This way, you will learn how to organise your eating habits by taking into account your nutritional balance sheet, your physiology, your living habits and your tastes. Restaurants :
Two restaurants invite you to enjoy a meal in the balneotherapy centre’s vicinity.
Both serve diet meals if you are on a slimming diet, and on full board.
Restaurant "Hotel Ibis"
Simplicity and warm-heartedness can define both the Ibis restaurant’s cuisine and atmosphere.
From morning breakfast to lunch, this cuisine will satisfy your requirement and needs, with well-balanced menus, snacks and local specialities.
Restaurant "Le Côté Jardin (Hôtel Novotel)"
Restaurant « Côté Jardin » naturally adapts to its guests’ eating habits and serves elaborate and quality cuisine. Its menus will satisfy all appetites with its local specialities and its wide range of delicious « Retour du Marché » dishes of the day.
To help you efficiently follow your cures, the Chef will also offer low-calory meals adapted to your tastes. Sports and Activities :
Up on the hotel’s seventh floor, the Hotel Sofitel gives its guests a wonderful opportunity to lounge and laze, be it on the panoramic terrace, in the solarium, or beside the 72sqm heated swimming pool. This pool is both indoor and outdoor and overlooks the city’s parks as well as the Allier Lake.
To complement your balneotherapy cure, feel free to make the most of the hotel’s fitness centre fitted with a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam bath, a solarium, gymroom and a work out room. In the peak season, a free water shuttle takes guests to the golf courses. Hotel Sofitel also provides its guests with bike rental services on the premises.
Hotel Novotel Thermalia boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool (20sqm), a mini-club, and a fitness centre, equipped with a jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam bath, a gym room and a work out room. In the peak season, a free water shuttle takes guests to the golf courses.
Shuttles taking guests to the golf courses also depart from Hotel Ibis.
2 golf courses are at your disposal just a stone’s throw away from the balneotherapy centre, namely the Sporting Club Vichy Golf, an 18-hole course in the heart of an arboretum (with more than 300 species) and the Golf de la Forêt de Montpensier, an 18-hole course set in a park, with ancient oak trees all around.
Other activities on offer: Vichy tennis club with 9 clay and covered courts, bike rentals, sailing, pedal boats, water skiing, horse-back riding, hot-air balloon flights over Auvergne’s volcanoes, Vulcania (european entertainment park for volcanoes), casinos, discotheques.
Just outside Vichy, feel free to explore the surrounding mountains and its preserved pastural landscapes, as well as its vast forests, that all boast a magnificient view on the volcanoes and on the Alps. The Val de Sioule hides some of France’s most beautiful villages, medieval castles, the Livradois-Forez natural reserve and the Volcano natural park. Access :
Paris 4h drive (360 km)
Lyon 2h15 drive (155 km)
Clermont Ferrand 45 min drive (55 km)By train
Lyon-Vichy 2hBy plane
Clermont-Ferrand airport, 1h flight from Paris