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While Chauvigny is not considered a tourist destination it does offer some interesting sights that are worth a day trip particularly for travellers visiting western France. It is also a good travel base because of its laid-back atmosphere. Options for car hire in Chauvigny are mostly available by the rail station or downtown. The town is compact enough for leisurely walks but tourists will need a car to head out to the surrounding countryside and nearby cities.
Before heading out, tourists usually take the time to explore notable landmarks in Chauvigny. The town has two Romanesque churches that are accessible with a cheap car hire in Chauvigny. The ruins of a chateau which was once the home of the bishops of Poitiers is also worth visiting. Near the town, travellers can also stop by the bone-cavern of Jioux.
From there, they can head to the west to the capital city of Poitiers. Travel time is about 40 minutes with the city offering interesting attractions such as the St. Pierre Cathedral with its organ performances, the Baptistry of St. John and the Church of Notre Dame.
Another alternative is to head up north using a car rental in Chauvigny and drive an hour and a half to the city of Tours. The city isnt so big so it is best explored on foot. Notable attractions include the Flower Market, Tours Cathedral, Tours Castle and the old city area.
Further out, they can also head up north to the city of Orleans where they will find such interesting landmarks as the Ste-Croix Cathedral, the Historical and Archaeological Museum of Orléans and the Musée des Beaux Arts.