|région: Pays de la Loire|
|département: 72, Sarthe|
Vion is situated at an elevation of 41 m in the southwest of the département de la Sarthe, arrondissement La Flèche, canton Sablé-sur-Sarthe. The municipality has a population of about 1,400 (2008).
In the Middle Ages, Vion was under the rule of the House of Anjou, its parish being part of the seneschalsy (sénéchaussée) of La Flèche. During the Ancien Régime it was attached to the pays d'élection of La Flèche. During the French Revolution Vion became part of the newly established département de la Sarthe. With the Concordat of 1801 the parish of Vion was detached from the diocese of Angers and was incorporated into the diocese of Mans.
Vion is a major Catholic pilgrimage site in France. The pilgrimage to
(see also list of other basilicae minores depicted on glasses of this collection)
The labeling of the picture of the glass ("Pèlerinage de N. D. du Chène, Statue de N. D. du Chène,
Couronnée le 6 Octobre 1809") refers to the date when the statue of Our Lady of the Oak was crowned.