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Martin de Candre

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Address: Lieu Dit Mestre, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
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+33 2 41 51 75 87
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 19:00

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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 senses. It has a ,overly atmosphere with really engaging and helpful staff. An... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Kevin T
West Malling, United Kingdom
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 shower gel today and the smell has pervaded our home and is beautiful. I now... More 

Thank bernard1267
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 you can the shop which is well worth the trip. The smell on entering is... More 

Thank Michelin M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
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
Spilsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

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

Thank Hagmanor
Caterham, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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. The soap is expensive but is very much artisan, hand made. Would make lovely gifts... More 

Thank Jimvin
Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Keswick, Va
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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).

1 Thank mnkicq
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Worth a visit, very tranquil spot, beautiful range of soaps, made to feel very welcome by the lady running the little shop.

1 Thank Jennifer W
Paris, France
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Charming place and such a warm welcome from the family that run this beautiful soap factory. The quality of their products are also wonderful and I still use them!

1 Thank Renee A

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