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
bd des Cordeliers F - 46600 Martel
The Boulevard des Cordeliers and Boulevard du Capitani occupy the site of former 12C and 13C ramparts. A few gates and towers, including the Tournemire Tower , indicate that the town was once fortified by double ramparts.
Rue Tournemire F - 46600 Martel
In this small street, you can still hear the sound of ecus and pieces of silver being struck and produced in the 13C Mint (Hôtel de la Monnaie) for the Viscounty of Turenne. Don't miss the 16C Maison Grise («Grey House»), adorned with the town's co..
Place des Consuls F - 46600 Martel
Work began on this fortress in 1280 under the viscounts of Turenne. It was converted into a magnificent palace in the 14C. This private mansion's façade is a handsome architectural success and is topped by a belfry. The ground floor is adorned by a..
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 ..
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 ..
r. 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 andmagrettake pride of place. Warm welcome ..