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Martin de Candre makes handcrafted soaps since 1974, working with a traditional process. Rosine Dauge, creator of this business, learnt for years how to make traditional soap from the prime ingredients, what we call "saponifying". She then passed on...more
A lovely visit to one of our regular stops whilst in The Loire. The soap is beautiful and the staff very helpful as always. The prices have however gone up so much we won’t be able to buy as much as we have over the...More
Visited with my family. Plenty of parking and easy to find. The shop was exquisite with a lovely smell. Large range of handmade soaps and other items toiletry items. A good place to buy unusual presents.
What a great little place to stumble across. Go there. It is a treasure trove for the nose and senses. It has a ,overly atmosphere with really engaging and helpful staff. An experience not to be missed if you are in the area
We stayed at Fontevraud- l'Abbaye not realising on site there was the soap museum and shop on site. The museum was very interesting but the shop was fabulous. The staff were lovely and friendly and the soaps were wonderful. I have just finished the geranium...More
Fontevraud is also famous for its soap factory, which is actually just outside the village boundary, in a complex of buildings which houses a hotel and a fine restaurant (the latter reviewed separately) . Plenty of parking. You can't actually visit the soap factory but...More
This is fairly close to Fontevraud and used to be a farm for the abbey. It is a lovely place, where you can stay, or visit for the soap museum and shop. There is also a restaurant there as well. Lovely feel to the place....More
Very helpful and obliging staff lovely soaps etc ideal for gifts for self and family and friends a great variety of choice, and the lovely aroma just follows you and stays with you very unique and personal experience