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Coat of arms of Vihiers
Coat of arms
Vihiers is located in France
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Vihiers (Chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Vihiersois-Haut-Layon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Algoet
Area1 59.7 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Population (2006[1])2 4,125
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 49373 / 49310
Elevation 52–211 m (171–692 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.

Vihiers is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.


  • Geography 1
  • Transport 2
  • Notable people 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Vihiers is around 30 km south of Angers, around 30 km northeast of Cholet, and around 80 km east of Nantes.


Main road D960 skirts the village.

Local bus company Anjou bus runs occasional services from Angers.[2]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ populations légales 2006 sur le site de l’INSEE
  2. ^

External links

  • - official website for Vihiers (and associated communes St Hilaire-du-Bois and Le Voide)
  • - Vihiersois-Haut Layon Tourism Office

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