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Visit Martel: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Numerous medieval towers and other fascinating buildings ensure that Martel retains its historic charm

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Martel. For detailed visitor information see the Martel travel guide.

Martel is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 56 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Martel is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Souillac at 11 km and Turenne at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Martel, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Martel in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot

Map of places to visit near Martel

Markets in and near Martel

Market days in Martel: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (11km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (22km)
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (31km)

More information about Martel, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Martel, France

What to do at Martel? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Martel.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (18km)
  • Chateau Montal (21km)
  • Assier Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (10km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (11km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (32km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (14km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (20km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (25km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (15km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Martel

Canton: Martel

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46600

Distance to Martel

from Cahors (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 669 km

from Nice: 471 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Martel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baladou, Condat, Creysse, Cuzance, Floirac, Mayrac, Saint-Denis-les-Martel and Strenquels.

This page in French: Visiter Martel

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