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  • 1 Place des Consuls Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place des Consuls F - 46600 Martel

    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.

  • 2 Hôtel de la Raymondie Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 main ..

  • 3 Old ramparts

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 4 St-Maur church

    Religious buildings

    r. Droite F - 46000 Martel

    St-Maur church was built between the 14C and 16C and resembles a fortified castle in parts: its buttresses were converted into defence towers and the 48m-high bell tower was used as the town's watchtower. This church has a fine Romanesque tympanum sh..

  • 5 Maison Fabri

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. des Consuls F - 46600 Martel

    The disinherited son of Henry Plantagenet (King Henry II of England) died here in 1183. The small tower in the centre of the façade has openings topped with ball pediments on five storeys.

  • 6 Rue Tournemire

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

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