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Loare - great destination for a calm vacation

Great area for walking, relaxation... the place where two rivers meet. We had wonderful time. Very... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Lilian C
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Athens, Greece
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exciting

place where one feels peace and strength at the same time. They say that St. Martin, (France´s... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
liliandejean
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Dec 11, 2018
“Loare - great destination for a calm vacation”
Dec 5, 2017
“exciting”
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1B Rue Michelet, 37500 Candes-Saint-Martin, France
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great area for walking, relaxation... the place where two rivers meet. We had wonderful time. Very friendly local people, great food and wine.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lilian C
Reviewed December 5, 2017

place where one feels peace and strength at the same time. They say that St. Martin, (France´s protector) , died in that church.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank liliandejean
Reviewed November 3, 2017

When St Martin died and his body was carried to Candes-Saint Martin on the river near Chinon, it was winter and the local legend is that all the flowers and blossom came out to greet him. The church of Candes-Saint-Martin is a beautiful late romanesque,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

this church was amazing it's full of history, with no glamour, who a refreshing change to visit a church that not full of glamour and glitter

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank martin m
Reviewed December 7, 2016

At the confluence of two rivers there is a church with wide old stone steps leading up to the entry of carved faces. You enter into a beautiful old church with high ceilings. I like the small room off to the side with stained glass...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jimmianne
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Having walked to the top of the hill for great views over the valley (follow the brown Panorama signs), we walked down through the village and passed this beautiful church. I’d read the history of the church in a guide book beforehand but nothing could...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Well worth a detour if you are in the area. Interesting history, beauty and simplicity. Hike up behind the church past the old monastery buildings and limestone homes to the top of the hill for an excellent view of the valley.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CathyLen
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Collegiale at Candes St Martin is one of my favourite French churches. Tucked away in this peaceful, limestone village on the banks of the Vienne where it meets the Loire, it is nevertheless an astonishing example of 12th century craftsmanship in its simplicity and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mary D
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We came across this lovely church, resting place of St Martin of Tours, by chance, and were shown around by a young seminarian from the seminary which was originally in the town but has now moved. Worth your time if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 301helenm
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