La Demeure d’Hortense— charming bed and breakfast in Vichy, 2 hours from Lyon

bb in Auvergne near golf courses, 2hours from LyonLa Demeure d’Hortense, is a charming designer bed and breakfast in Vichy, 2 hours away from Lyon

Napoleon III was behind much of the development in Vichy at the end of the 19th century. The mansion’s current name is in homage to the emperor’s mother, Hortense de Beauharnais.
Home to a couple of passionate golfers, this 19th century mansion and its two gardens have been reinterpreted as a bed and breakfast. After one year of renovations with the help of local artisans, the décor is one of refined originality that respects the original architecture. Outside, a sculpted façade, ironwork front gate with its Bourbon spikes, 1920’s era stained glass, ox-eye windows, and slate roof; inside, a marble staircase with a sculpted banister, boiseries, pilasters. As for the new décor: contemporary furniture mixed with antique’s fair finds, one-of-a-kind pieces, art objects from around the world, souvenirs of foreign travels.
Don’t miss one of the greatest pleasures at La Demeure d’Hortense—breakfast on the sunny patio next to a palm tree, and then a session on the swing. Pure happiness.

Demeure d'Hortense
3 rooms and 2 suites
Air conditioning, high-end linens, flat screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms and the common areas
Restaurants in the town center, right near La Demeure d’Hortense
Two gardens, including one with a patio and palm tree
Relaxation and breakfast room for guests only featuring a décor that mixes Starck furniture and antiques fair finds, as well as Art Deco appliqués.
Open as of July 1, 2011

Within walking distance of La Demeure d’Hortense
La Demeure d’Hortense is a 10-minute walk from the Opèra de Vichy and the Spa des Célestins (the biggest in Europe)
The tourist office offers guided tours of Vichy that explore its history and the extraordinary diversity of its architecture
Shopping 7 days per week

Annual events in Vichy
Napoleon III Festival in May
Biannual programming at the Opéra de Vichy
Golf events throughout the year
Equestrian events
Sports events
National and international conventions

03200 Vichy
Vichy Charmeil Airporft: 10km (20mn)
Clermont Ferrand: 70km (1h)
Lyon: 200km (2h30)
Dijon: 230km (3h)
Genève: 300km (4h)
Paris: 400km (4h30)

Rooms A and B, Suite B