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1. Vichy - Les grandes villes d’eaux d’Europe
The Great Spa Towns of Europe is a transnational World Heritage Site consisting of a selection of 11 spa towns across seven European countries. They were developed around natural mineral water springs. From the early 18th century to the 1930s, Western Europe experienced an increase in spa and bathing culture, leading to the construction of elaborate bath houses. These would often include gardens, casinos, theatres, and villas surrounding the springs and the bath houses.
2. Chalet Eugénie
The former chalets of the Emperor and Empress, or chalets of Napoleon III, are holiday homes, built between 1861 and 1864 in Vichy in the Allier department at the request of Emperor Napoleon III after his first stay in the spa in 1861. Built by architect Jean Lefaure, on the border between the newly created park along the Allier and the spa district, their style is inspired by alpine chalets and English colonial houses. They are listed as historical monuments.
3. Source des Célestins
The pavilion of the source of the Célestins houses the eponymous source, in Vichy, a spa resort in the south-east of the department of Allier. A vast oval-shaped hall, open to the park by seven arches, it was built in the 1900s in a neo-classical style by architect Lucien Woog The name of the Celestines comes from the former convent of the Celestines which was located just above the source.
4. Villa du Docteur Maire
The villa of doctor Maire is a house located in Vichy (Allier), at the corner of the quai de l'Allier and the rue du Golf. It was built in 1911 on behalf of Dr. Maire, then chief surgeon of the city's hospital by the architect Samuel Henriquet, in a neo-Gothic style, at the end of this historicist current in architecture. It has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1991.
5. Maison dite du Bailliage
The House of the Bailiwick, also frequently called the Castel franc, is a building of Vichy whose construction of the oldest part dates back to 1482. The only vestige of the old castle of the city, it was remodeled in the nineteenth century. Its tower houses a stone spiral staircase that serves the floors and has been listed as a Historic Monument since December 28, 1926.
6. Couvent des Célestins
The convent of the Celestines of Vichy is a former convent of the order of Celestines, located in Vichy (Allier) and founded in the early fifteenth century by Duke Louis II of Bourbon. The only surviving building was listed as a historic monument in 1927. This convent gave its name to the Vichy Célestins brand of mineral water whose source is just below the convent.
7. Chalet du gardien
The keeper's chalet is a small house located at the corner of rue Hubert-Colombier and rue du Maréchal-Foch, in Vichy in the Allier. It had been built at the entrance of what was then a private road, on a very small plot, to house the caretaker of this street. It has been listed since 1978, like a large number of villas on this street, as a Historic Monument.
8. Kiosque du parc des Bourins
The Parc des Bourins kiosk is a bandstand located in the eponymous park, one of Vichy's parks, along the Allier. Built in 1900 at the Parc des Sources, it was dismantled and installed at the Parc des Bourins in 1928. Abandoned and heavily damaged, it was listed as a Historic Monument on 1 July 1986 and restored in the 2000s.
9. Borne milliaire dans l'établissement thermal
The Vichy milepost is a Gallo-Roman milepost discovered in 1880 in Vichy (Allier) where it has been exhibited ever since. It marked the distance with Clermont-Ferrand on the road between Autun and the Auvergne capital. It is currently located in the hall of the thermal baths of the Dômes.
10. Église Saint-Blaise et Notre-Dame-des-Malades
The Church of Saint-Blaise is a church located in Vichy, in the district of Old Vichy. The church was built from the seventeenth century then, between 1925 and 1931, was backed by a much larger church in art deco style, the oldest then becoming a chapel of the new.
11. Maison Art Nouveau
The Art Nouveau house is a private house or villa built at the beginning of the twentieth century, in Vichy, in the Allier, at 50 rue de Strasbourg, and one of the rare examples of "modern style" in this spa. It has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1987.
12. Chapelle du Sacré-Cœur
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart is a chapel of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X located in the République district of Vichy. It is of modern type, dedicated to the Sacred Heart and the Tridentine rite, also called extraordinary form of the Roman rite.
13. Opéra de Vichy
The Opéra de Vichy is an opera house located in Vichy in the department of Allier. Unique in France with its Art Nouveau architecture, it has a decoration declined in a harmony of gold, ivory and yellow. The hall can accommodate 1,482 spectators.
14. Chapelle du Missionnaire
The Missionary Chapel was built in 1929 and blessed on July 19, 1930. It is a chapel in Allier. There is a virgin in her choir, which says, "Mary, who is pregnant without sin, pray for us." This is the Virgin of the Medal of Magic.
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