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Country  France
Department  Maine-et-Loire
Population (2006)  4,125
Arrondissement  Saumur
Region  Pays de la Loire
Canton  Cholet-2
Area  59.7 km²
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Intercommunality  Communauté de communes du Vihiersois-Haut-Layon

Vihiers is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Lys-Haut-Layon.


Map of 49310 Vihiers, France


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.

Notable people

  • Henry Nicollon des Abbayes (1898-1974), professor of botany who was an authority on lichens, and also undertook a noted study of the flora of Brittany, was born in Vihiers.
  • References

    Vihiers Wikipedia

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