Un’importante espressione dell’Art Noveau.
It had been my long time wish to visit the Opéra de Vichy. And this summer, my wish finally came true. To prepare myself for the trip, I searched the www for information about the Opéra building, but information was not to be found (not in English that is). All the information you’ll read here is based on a book ‘Opéra de Vichy, mémoire d’un théâtre’ by Josette Alviset (past-president of the Vichy Opera Museum) kindly translated for me by Philippe Gendre, who works at the Vichy Tourist Information Office. Merci Philippe!
The first theatre of the Casino de Vichy
Vichy is one of France’s Villes d’Eaux (Spa Towns); I already mentioned them in my earlier posts about La Bourboule and Le Mont Dore. When Napoleon III in 1861 traveled to Vichy, he got bored and ordered a Casino to be build, just like the ones in the…
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