Chauvigny is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.
Chauvigny is located 20 miles (32 km) east of Poitiers by rail. The town is situated overlooking the Vienne River and a small brook. Chauvigny is twinned with Billericay in Essex, England.
Chauvigny features two interesting Romanesque churches, both restored in modern times. There are also ruins of a château of the bishops of Poitiers, and of several other strongholds.
Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.
The town carries on limeburning and plaster-manufacture, and there are stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade is in wool and feathers.
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