Le village de Candes Saint-Martin

CANDES-SAINT-MARTIN

Candes-Saint-Martin is a town in the department of Indre-et-Loire, one of the most beautiful French villages. The houses in the village are magnificent and some date from the 15th century. Their decoration seems inspired by the details giving their charms to the surrounding castles.

Going up the village, we discover troglodyte dwellings located in the cliff. Do not miss the rue du Bas where the sailors of the Loire lived when Candes-Saint-Martin was a fishing port. You can also admire the collegiate church where many kings of France and England visited.

If you like walking you can climb the hill overlooking the village and enjoy a splendid view of the roofs and the rivers. Candes-Saint-Martin is located at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne, on a hillside, which offers visitors a very beautiful view, especially from the bridge over the Vienne. The church was built on the spot where Saint Martin died in 397.

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