Pay a visit to this typical Lot village, where you can walk along the little streets in search of its seven towers (bell towers, belfry, etc.). An ancient medieval town, it has preserved its architectural heritage: the ramparts, the church, the palace, cloister, market building and, of course, the seven towers. You can also discover the limestone plateau surrounding it and its characteristic landscape, as well as the Dordogne valley.
Make sure you don’t miss the departure of the Truffadou, an old steam train that will take you on a trip to discover the mythical landscapes of the Dordogne valley and the Quercy plateau. Perched 80m high on the cliff ledge, the spectacular view more than compensates for a touch of vertigo.
Tips: Martel markets are on Wednesday and
Saturday mornings on the Place des Consuls. Please note that there are two different trains according to the departure time.
Leaving Payrac, you can reach Martel in about 30 minutes (by car, of course). You’ll just need to pass through Souillac, and then follow the signs to Martel.
For more information: http://www.trainduhautquercy.info/