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Martin de Candre

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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A magic place full of delicate perfumes

This is the place to buy extraordinary delicate soaps. I have purchased several soaps and all are... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Ghent, Belgium
Visit to Martin Candre.

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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  • Poor1%
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10 Oct 2018
“A magic place full of delicate perfumes”
16 Feb 2018
“Visit to Martin Candre.”
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 10 October 2018

This is the place to buy extraordinary delicate soaps. I have purchased several soaps and all are excellent for the skin and with a delicate odour

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrssiae
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ambw71
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michelin M
Reviewed 13 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!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank SOscar17
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Christine B
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