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 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.
Rue Tournemire F - 46600 Martel
This small street is where ecus and deniers were coined in the 13C Hôtel de la Monnaie (mint) for the viscountcy of Turenne. Also of note is the 16C Maison Grise (grey house) bearing the town’s coat of arms.
Place des Consuls F - 46600 Martel
Begun in 1280 by the viscounts of Turenne, this former fortress was converted into a magnificent Gothic palace in the 14C. The fine façade of this town house is dominated by a belfry. An arcade of pointed arches runs along the ground floor. The mai..
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 ..
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 ..