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A general view of Chauvigny
A general view of Chauvigny
Coat of arms of Chauvigny
Coat of arms
Chauvigny is located in France
Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Montmorillon
Canton Chauvigny
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Herbert
Area1 95.82 km2 (37.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,050
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86070 /86300
Elevation 61–149 m (200–489 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chauvigny is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine 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 the 19th century. There are also ruins of a château of the bishops of Poitiers, and of several other strongholds.[1]

Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.[1]

Panorama of Chauvigny


As of 1911, the town carried on lime-burning and plaster-manufacture, and there were stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade was in wool and feathers.[1]

La gare de Chauvigny.

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  1. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chauvigny". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 19. 

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