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Vichy

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For the collaborationist regime based in Vichy during World War II, see Vichy France.

Vichy is a spa and resort town in central France, near Clermont-Ferrand and was the capital of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. It is a commune and a sous-préfecture of the Allier département. Population (1999): 78,000.

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The Opera in Vichy. In this building, the parliament of the French Third Republic decided to grant full powers to Marshal Philippe Pétain, thereby terminating the republican regime and inaugurating Vichy France (July 10, 1940).

Vichy shower

Vichy is also a kind of shower in which large quantities of warm water are delivered to a spa patron, sometimes with a Scott's firehose (a firehose that delivers alternating bursts of hot and cold water).

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