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Martin de Candre

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Visited with my family. Plenty of parking and easy to find. The shop was exquisite with a lovely... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Rome, Italy
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Stunning find

What a great little place to stumble across. Go there. It is a treasure trove for the nose and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Kevin T
West Malling, United Kingdom
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  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Feb 16, 2018
“Visit to Martin Candre.”
1 week ago
“Beautiful soap”
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
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Lieu Dit Mestre, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
+33 2 41 51 75 87
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

Thank bernard1267
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

Thank Michelin M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic shop, great for gifts and all the products smell wonderful. The lady who served us even kindly gave us some complimentary soaps!

Thank SOscar17
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Worth going for the smell which is wonderful, locally made soap for sale. Lovely presents but expensive.

Thank Hagmanor
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 21 May 2016

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

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Natural soaps and other toiletries, situated right inside the Domaine de Mestré. A wonderful place to Christmas-shop for all your friends (they ship).

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