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Vichy, town of culture and sport

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Hippodrome Vichy

A cultural and sport town, Vichy sparkles all year long! Its history and special location on the banks of the Allier make it an unmissable place to visit in Auvergne. Its festivals and international events attract visitors year round. The Napoleon III Festival at the end of April brings back the glamour and glory of the Second Empire, with themed guided tours, coach rides Emperor Napoleon III would once have taken, historical re-enactments, or - even more prestigious - dinner dances and grand balls. The Vichy opera house, meanwhile, has two seasons - a summer season celebrating classical music and a winter season focusing on theatre, dance and live entertainment.

In summer, the “Jeudis de Vichy” and “Vichy Nouvelle Vague” organise events in town, in the parks or on the beach, as well as workshops, shows and games for children in the Parc des Sources, and sport events on the Plage des Célestins.

In July and August, the bandstand offers free concerts with musicians of all sorts of background for a relaxing and friendly moment.

If you love sport, Vichy hosts some major events, including horse racing at the race track (40 events including evening races between May and September), the International Golf Week, the Ironman Vichy (triathlon) and the Jetcross Pro World Tour on the magnificent river of the spa town.