Le Chalet Impérial

Vichy, Allier
+33 (0)6 72 67 15 44

Built for Napoleon III and his court, a chalet with pool and mini spa in historic Vichy. Plenty of space to spread out, bring your friends


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Enjoy ultimate pampering in this renovated royal chalet. Built for party people, it’s all state-of-the art, with your own eco-gym, sauna, hammam and billiard room. On rainy days get cosy in the private thirty-seater cinema or sink into the sofas in the library with a book.

Find L’Oréal skincare goodies in your minimalist bedroom – young owners Edouard and Marion provide endless thoughtful touches and they live a few minutes away should you need anything. On sunny days sip rosé on the shaded veranda or stroll down to the tree-shaded park bordering the Allier river.

Cook in the small but well-equipped kitchen or dine next door at the famous Hotel Célestins. Indulge in opera, antique hunting and tea shops, or play golf and tennis when you’re feeling active, all a short walk away.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the quirky streets and colonnades of Vichy which ooze old-time elegance
  • Having so many outdoor activities on your doorstep: paddle-boarding, sailing, rowing and golf
  • The ease of having your own electric car charging point
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You should know

  • Not all bedrooms are en suite
  • The second-floor bedrooms are attic rooms and quite small


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included. Gourmet snacks for meetings, €15 per person. Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €2000
Weekly price
from €14000
Damage deposit
Tourist tax: €2.50 per person.
1 Chalet for 14
From €20007 bedrooms


Vichy is a must-see gem of a city, easy to get to (flights from Stansted to Clermont-Ferrand, just half an hour's easy drive) with its opera house, fascinating architecture, gorgeous park and wonderful landscaped riverside walks. And Chalet Impérial with all its history is perfectly situated to make the most of it. The owners have a perfectionist approach to the renovation, blending old with the new.

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The neighbourhood

The Chalet is in the heart of Vichy’s thermal district. Stroll to the elegant Parc des Sources in a few minutes to sample Vichy’s waters, famous for their health properties or explore the 130 hectares of mature botanical park. 100m away is Maison Decoret - Allier's only Michelin starred restaurant and you’ll find more restaurants within walking distance. Drive to lively Clermont-Ferrand in an hour.


Marion Pastré & Édouard Delgrange

Young owners Edouard and Marion are from Paris and Aix-en-Provence. They discovered Chalet Impérial on a hiking holiday in the Auvergne and instantly fell in love with it. Edouard speaks English fluently and his passion for Vichy is infectious – they live nearby so ask for recommendations. The chalet is their first venture into hospitality and after two years of full renovation they are now excited to receive their first guests.