The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Vichy

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VICHY, a town of France, in the department of Allier, on the right bank of the river Allier, which is here crossed by a suspension bridge, 30 m. S. of Moulins; pop. in 1872, 6,028. It consists of an old and a new town, known as Vichy-la-Ville and Vichy-les-Bains. There are several churches and hospitals, a fine park, a new English park, and a casino consisting of three parts joined by two arcades. It has eight principal springs. (See Mineral Springs.) The season lasts from May to October. Under the second empire, when the place was greatly improved and enlarged, the annual visitors numbered over 15,000.