Vihiers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vihiers: highlights and tourist information

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Vihiers is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Vihiers is 287 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 9 km and Chateau de Brissac at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vihiers, 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 Vihiers in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Vihiers

Markets in and near Vihiers

Market days in Vihiers: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (16km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (20km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (24km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (28km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (30km)

More information about Vihiers, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vihiers, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vihiers.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (47km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (22km)
  • Jardins du Pin (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (18km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vihiers

Canton: Vihiers

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49310

Distance to Vihiers

from Angers (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 287 km

from Calais: 457 km

from Nice: 719 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 638 km

Getting here

Vihiers is in the western-centre of France. 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 Vihiers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cernusson, Cerqueux-sous-Passavant and Montilliers.

This page in French: Visiter Vihiers