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Candes Saint Martin - Church
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Candes Saint Martin is a quiet village on the bank of the Vienne - where the Vienne and the Loire meet.

Copyright: Stephane Desnault
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Taken: 01/03/2009
Hochgeladen: 26/05/2009
Aktualisiert: 23/09/2014
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Tags: candes saint martin; loire; vienne; church
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