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Getting There -- Vichy lies on the heavily traveled Paris-Clermont-Ferrand rail line. Some 20 trains per day arrive from Clermont-Ferrand (trip time: 35 min.). Ten trains per day arrive from Paris's Gare de Lyon (trip time: 3 hr.); the one-way fare is 45€. For train information and schedules, call tel. 36-35 or 08-92-35-35-35. Bus service into town is usually not as convenient or well orchestrated as the train. The Gare Routière (tel. 36-35) lies adjacent to the rail station. If you're driving to Vichy from Paris, take A10 south to Orléans, and then connect to A71 south. At the Gannat/Vichy exit, follow N209 east to Vichy.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 19 rue du Parc (tel. 04-70-98-71-94; fax 04-70-31-06-00; www.vichytourisme.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.