La Charité-Sur-Loire, priory in a town full of books
The impressive priory buildings and the enormous church with its tower from the 12th century once gave room to 5000 people and are now split worked into the city’s nucleus : there are now even houses where the nave of the church once stood. The high number of antique stores deMonstrates that the town is very fond of books: La Charité is an official book town. If you have a sweet tooth, you can get your way as well: candy with character (charitois and charitoise) are being sold in the shadow of the church entry (Confiserie du Prioré). The tourist office (Place Sainte-Croix 5) can give show you a tour of the village with information about the priory and the book theme.