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Chigne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chigne in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 9 km from Chigne

Visit Chigne: highlights and tourist information

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Chigne is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 9 km and Bauge at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chigne, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chigne in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 9 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest...

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small...

See Bauge guide


at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Sarthe department

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France',...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 41 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Sarthe department

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that...

See Solesmes guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it...

See Chateau de Villandry guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Chigne


Markets in and near Chigne

  • Noyant: market Friday (8km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (9km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (18km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (28km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (29km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (30km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Chigne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chigne, France

What to do at Chigne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chigne.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (17km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (9km)
  • Parc de Lathan (13km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (29km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (42km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (45km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (46km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (46km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (47km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (53km)

Geography and distances

Chigne is in the western-centre of France at 50 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Chigne is 219 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chigne

Canton: Noyant

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49490

Distance to Chigne

from Angers (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 219 km

from Calais: 396 km

from Nice: 705 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 580 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Chigne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavaignes, Deneze-sous-le-Lude, Disse-sous-le-Lude, Genneteil, Lasse and Savigne-sous-le-Lude.

This page in French: Visiter Chigne

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