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Aerial view of Vichy and the Allier River

Vichy is a commune in the department of Allier in central France.[1]


Vichy has lots of Spas and resorts. This site was inhabited before the Roman conquest of Gaul.[2]

In 1861, Napoleon III visited Vichy several times.[3]

During World War II, it was the capital city of Vichy France.[4]

Related pages


  1. "Vichy," Junior Encyclopedia Britannica (1897), Vol. 3, p. 693.
  2. Gros, J.F. (1884). "Vichy in History," Vichy and environs, pp. 83-54.
  3. Prince, Danforth et al. (2011). Frommer's France, p. 473.
  4. Vinen, Richard. (2007). The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation, p. 45.

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