Martel tourism and travel guide

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

Martel is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Souillac at 11 km and Turenne at 13 km.

Martel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east)

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of...

See Carennac guide


at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to...

See Souillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

The medieval village at Turenne still also has two fortified towers, and...

See Turenne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than many of...

See Curemonte guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave system in France...

See Gouffre de Padirac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

The village of Collonges-le-Rouge is very distinctive, being built almost entirely from...

See Collonges-la-Rouge guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

Meyssac is a village in Correze with an interesting historic centre built...

See Meyssac guide
Chemin de Croix at Rocamadour

Chemin de Croix at Rocamadour

at 15 km (direction south)

The Chemin de Croix at Rocamadour follwos a path through the woods...

See Chemin de Croix at Rocamadour guide
Sanctuary of Rocamadour

Sanctuary of Rocamadour

Church at 15 km (direction south)

The Sanctuary in Rocamadour is a historic pilgrimage site...

See Sanctuary of Rocamadour guide


at 15 km (direction south)

One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an...

See Rocamadour guide
Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 17 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Castelnau-Loubressac is an imposing medieval castle built in red...

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful views make...

See Loubressac guide


at 18 km (direction east)

The town of Bretenoux has a medieval square, colombage houses and a...

See Bretenoux guide


at 19 km (direction east), in the Correze department

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and...

See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne guide

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

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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

Martel is in the south of France at 56 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Martel is 439 kilometres from Paris).

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