Candes-Saint-Martin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Candes-Saint-Martin in Indre-et-Loire

Visit Candes-Saint-Martin: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see the Vienne river, a medieval collegiale church and a lovely viewpoint

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Candes-Saint-Martin. For detailed visitor information see the Candes-Saint-Martin travel guide.

Candes-Saint-Martin is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 51 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Candes-Saint-Martin is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Candes-Saint-Martin include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 4 km and Chateau de Saumur at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Candes-Saint-Martin, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Candes-Saint-Martin in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Candes-Saint-Martin

Markets in and near Candes-Saint-Martin

  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (2km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (8km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (24km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (27km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Candes-Saint-Martin, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Candes-Saint-Martin, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Candes-Saint-Martin.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (22km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (19km)
  • Loudun (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (4km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (0km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (4km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (27km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (40km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (24km)
  • Parc de Lathan (30km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (30km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (36km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (28km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Candes-Saint-Martin

Canton: Chinon

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37500

Distance to Candes-Saint-Martin

from Tours (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 435 km

from Nice: 683 km

from Bordeaux: 269 km

from Strasbourg: 592 km

Getting here

Candes-Saint-Martin is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Candes-Saint-Martin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chouze-sur-Loire, Couziers, Fontevraud l'Abbaye, Montsoreau, Parnay, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Savigny-en-Veron, Thizay, Turquant and Varennes-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Candes-Saint-Martin