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Vihiers tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 9 km from Vihiers

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 9 km and Chateau de Brissac at 23 km.

Vihiers, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 9 km (direction north-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 23 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 29 km (direction east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers

Angers

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

See Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

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Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Vihiers, France

What to do at Vihiers? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Vihiers is in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Vihiers is 287 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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