Weekend in Vichy
Fine dining or relaxation...welcome to the Hotel Chambord
Our hotel located in the centre of Vichy near the station will allow you to explore the many, many riches of the town nicknamed the Queen of spa Towns on foot. Vichy is famous for its wide array of activities and places of interest, including its thermal baths, its casino, its race course, its golf course, its opera house and its nautical sports facilities. A significant tourist destination in the Allier department and the Auvergne, Vichy will whisk you back in time with its Second Empire and Belle Époque architecture, including the Napoleon III era chalets.
The Hotel Chambord in Vichy is also the perfect pied-à-terre for a spot of exploration at the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, whether for a weekend, a week or even longer. In the Allier department, you’ll discover the legacy of the Bourbon dynasty, with more than 570 castles, “Villes d’Art et d’Histoire” like Moulins, charming villages like Charroux (35 minutes from the hotel and classed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France) or the town of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule and its famous vineyards. There are also theme parks like Le PAL (one of the most visited in France) or the Paléopolis dinosaur park in Gannat, dedicated to palaeontology and the history of life on Earth (just 30 minutes from the hotel).
With Mother Nature being extremely generous, the Auvergne has two regional natural parks: The Volcans d’Auvergne Regional Natural Park (the largest regional park in Europe) with Vulcania and the Livaradois-Forez Regional Natural Park with its superb forests and rich heritage (such as in the Thiers Basin, capital of cutlery).