Things to see and do - Martel
Unmissable tourist sites
Martel Travel guide
Martel : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on a causse in Haut-Quercy, founded by Charles Martel, this is is known as «the town with seven towers». It became an important town from the 11C and was given several advantages by Viscount Raymond IV including the right to mint its own coins. The town's prosperity from the 13 to 14C was soon interrupted by the Hundred Years War then the Religious Wars.
Tourist attractions Martel : Things to see and do
Place des Consuls
Begun in 1280 by the Viscounts of Turenne, this former fortress was converted into a magnificent Gothic palace in the 14C. Dominated by a belfry, the fine façade overlooking Rue Senlis is a remarkable architectural feat. A series of ogival arcades ru..
place des Consuls
The 18C covered market in the middle of this square has retained its original architecture. The building, which symbolises the trade of yesteryear, is striking for its thick stone pillars supporting a heavy roof structure.
Boulevard des Cordeliers
Two boulevards - Fossé des Cordeliers and Fossé du Capitani - mark the site of the old 12C and 13C ramparts. A few gates and towers, including the Tour de Tournemire, are reminders that the town was once fortified with a double surrounding wall.
Gluges F - 46600 Martel
Located in Gluges, a village situated along the banks of the River Dordogne, this hotel offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant with a terrace. Saint-Denis-près-Martel Train Station is 6 km away. Guest rooms are simply decorated and..
Avenue de Turenne F - 46600 Martel
Located in Martel Medieval Village, 12 km from Brive-la-Gaillarde, Auberge des 7 tours offers a regional restaurant, a bar and a furnished terrace. It also features a large garden and free Wi-Fi access. The rooms at Auberge des 7 tours overlook the ..
Rue du Pourtanel F - 46600 Martel
This hotel in the medieval town of Martel features 7000m² of private gardens, an outdoor pool and a restaurant with terrace or fireside dining. It consists of several buildings around the former chapel, Sainte Anne. The guest rooms at L'Hostellerie ..
rue du Pourtanel F - 46600 Martel
The charm of this restaurant strikes you as soon as you cross the threshold. A lovely stone building in which diners sit at tables around the fireplace in winter. Here the food is contemporary and foie gras and magret take pride of place. Warm welc..
rue Sans-Lys F - 46600 Martel
Duckling fillet with honey, sesame and seasonal vegetables, followed by fondant apple tarte with vanilla ice cream... Food that is simple, tastes good and does not mess around: this is what is to be found in this charming little place. It is by a cou..