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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 19 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHAUVIGNY, a town of western France, in the department of Vienne, 20 M. E. of Poitiers by rail. Pop. (Icon) 2326. The town is finely situated overlooking the Vienne and a small torrent, and has two interesting Romanesque churches, both restored in modern times. There are also ruins of a chateau of the bishops of Poitiers, and of 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 lime-burning and plaster-manufacture, and there are stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade is in wool and feathers.
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