Registration fees

Before August 5th, 2016 After August 5th, 2016
Student 250.00 € 300.00 €
Researcher 650.00 € 750.00 €

How to get to Vichy

By plane

International Airport of Clermont Ferrand (Aulnat) - around 40 km from Vichy.

By car

A71 Paris-Vichy 3h30
A71 Clermont Ferrand (Airport) - Vichy 50mn
A72 Lyon-Vichy 2h15
A75 Montpellier-Vichy 3h30
A89 Bordeaux-Vichy 4h30
A81-A71 Rennes-Le Mans-Vichy 5h30
A35-A36 Strasbourg-Châlon en Champagne-Vichy 5h30
A20-A89 Toulouse-Brive-Vichy 4h30

By train

Paris-Vichy (6 daily direct lines) 3h00
Lyon-Vichy (6 daily direct lines) 2h15
Clermont Ferrand-Vichy (more than 20 daily direct lines) 30mn

Public transportation in Vichy

The Bus Inter company is the network of urban transport for the entire Vichy Val d’Allier. This network is composed of seven lines as "Mobival" is an on-call transportation service for Vichy and its neighborhood. This service offers the local communes a reliable transportation service for areas that are not served by the Bus Inter network. Created in October 2004, it has 10 lines.



Special prices for SPIM participants : code "SPIM"

IBIS ***

The hotel is a minute walk from “Les Domes” center & “Callou”, a three minutes walk from Napoleon III parks.
The hotel has 106 soundproof air-conditioned rooms fitted with satellite TV on five floors. Every room is equipped with a bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, wireless Internet access.
The “Terrace” restaurant combines simplicity and hospitality.
From the early morning, breakfast time, until supper you will be discovering different items on the menu: traditional local dishes or exotic tastes.

Distance from Vichy Palais of Congress 400m (5 min walk).

76€ for single room (with breakfast). 
1.25€ tourist tax/pers and per day.

1 Avenue Victoria - 03200 Vichy

Phone: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)


ALETTI Palace Hotel **** 

Boasting a central situation in the heart of Vichy, Aletti Palace welcomes you in a stunning Art Deco setting, opposite Vichy Congres Opéra. Stay in the peaceful and luxurious environment of Aletti Palace. The hotel features spacious and elegant rooms. Most rooms open on the century-old trees of two parks. They combine traditional style and modern comforts. Savour delicious cuisine in the exceptional setting of the restaurant, set in a typical Art Deco veranda. Have a drink in the cosy atmosphere of the piano bar before retiring to the comfort of your room. During your stay, discover a town with a rich historic heritage and enjoy the many leisure activities it offers, such as golf courses and the famous thermal baths.

Distance from Vichy Palais of Congress 200m (3 min walk).
• Single (with breakfast) 112€
• Double (with breakfast) 127€
• 2€ tourist tax/pers and per day.

3 Place Joseph Aletti - 03200 Vichy

Phone: +33 (0)4 70 30 20 20


Vichy SPA Hotel LES CELESTINS *****

The hotel overlooks the lake d’Allier, in the heart of Vichy, and its Napoleonic-era parks. 120 bedrooms and 11 suites: satellite TV, wireless Internet, individual safety box, mini-bar, hairdryer. Panoramic swimming pool and solarium on the 7th floor. The N3 restaurant is dedicated to gastronomic and diet cuisine whereas the “bistrot” proposes regional and traditional meals. Directly connected with the hotel, the Spa invites you to deep relaxation: enjoy Turkish bath, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness facilities. The Sofitel possesses 8 air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 100 people. All meeting rooms are in day-light and connected with wi-fi system. Paying indoor car park.

Distance from Vichy Palais of Congress 300m (4 min walk).

Deluxe room:
• With spa view: 140€ per day (1 or 2 pers)
• With parc view: 160€ per day (1 or 2 pers)
• Breakfast 22€/per and per day. 2.50€ tourist tax/pers and per day.

Junior suite:
• 321€ per night, single accommodation, breakfast included.
• 343€ per night, double accommodation, breakfast included.

• 377€ per night, single accommodation, breakfast included.
• 399€ per night, double accommodation, breakfast included.

111 Boulevard des Etats Unis - 03200 Vichy

Phone: +33 (0)
Fax:+33 (0)



Located at the heart of the spa town and its parks, the hotel offers 78 fully renovated rooms. The terraces and heated outdoor swimming pool (open May 15 to October 15, depending on the weather) will make your stay even more enjoyable. Each room has WIFIaccess, tea and coffee making facilities, and a safe. The hotel has a restaurant, a bar and conference rooms for meetings and seminars. Paying outdoor and undercover public car park.

107€ for single room, breakfast included.
2.00€ tourist tax/pers and per day.

1 avenue Thermale - 03200 Vichy

Phone: +33 (0)
Fax:+33 (0)




A private house built in the 1890’s, it was restored and extended in 1926 and became a private school, was home to the Italian Embassy, was then abandoned for long time and now it is fully restored to rediscover and continue its historic vocation as a “public home” that it had so well carried out in the past… 

All rooms and suits are air-conditioned, have internet access WIFI and HD flat TV. We have taken particular care of thermal and sound insulation of walls and floors

From 105€ to 145€. Price per night for one or two persons breakfast included.

62 avenue du Président Doumer - 03200 Vichy

Phone: +33 (0)
Cellphone:+33 (0)




Located at 5 minutes from the train station in the city center in the heart of the spa town Close to the parks and the Lac of the Allier. 

The chomel rooms individual, an area approximately of 24 square meters, for couples or singles all of them are equipped : 
- Bathroom
- WC separate
- Bed for 2 peoples (possibility of room with two bed) 
- Phone
- T.V with Canal + and satellite channels
- Air conditioning
- Reception

Located in the same bulding than the principal building. The restaurant of the Mercure hotel receive you for the buffet breakfast salty and sweet from 6:30 to 9:30 and from 6:30 to 10:30 the week-end.

Breakfast is set on a place in the hotel Mercure restaurant.
Also available in the lobby of the hotel: bussiness corner without extra charge.
Paying outdoor car park.

Outdoor swimming pool of the hotel is heatedfrom May to October, terrace and garden.

Room from 68€ and breakfast 14,50€ at the Mercure Hotel (located in the same place).
0.40€ tourist tax/pers and per day.