|Located in||Allier, France|
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- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Vichy is a city in the Allier department in Auvergne in central France. It belongs to the historic province of Bourbonnais.
It is known as a spa and resort town and was the capital of Vichy France during the World War II Nazi German occupation from 1940 to 1944.
The town's inhabitants are called Vichyssois. Up until the 18th century they were more properly known as les Vichois which stems from the Occitan name of the town, Vichèi. The writer Valery Larbaud uses the term Vicaldiens after the Ancient Roman name for the community.
- For more information, see the FR Wikipedia article Vichy.