Martel (crs)

Martel
Martel
Martel
Tour des Tournemire
Martel
Martel
Boulevard des Cordeliers
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Boulevard des Cordeliers
      
Martel
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Martel
Tour des Tournemire
Martel
Martel
Hotel de la Raymondie
Martel
Maison Fabri
      
Martel
Hotel de la Raymondie
Martel
Martel
Martel
Martel
Pl. des Consuls, Market
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Pl. des Consuls, Market
      
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Pl. des Consuls, Market
Martel
Hotel de la Raymondie
Martel
Pl. des Consuls
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Pl. des Consuls
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Hotel de la Raymondie
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Hotel de la Raymondie
      
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Hotel de la Raymondie
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Hotel de la Raymondie
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Hotel de la Raymondie
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Hotel de la Raymondie
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Maison Fabri
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Martel
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Martel
St-Maur
Martel
Rue du Four-bas
Martel
Rue du Four-bas
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Rue du Four-bas
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Rue du Four-bas
      
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St-Maur
Martel
Rue Droite
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St-Maur
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St-Maur
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St-Maur
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St-Maur
      
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St-Maur
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St-Maur
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St-Maur
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St-Maur, Rue Droite
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Rue Droite
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Rue Droite
      
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Rue Droite
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Pl. de la Bride
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Rue Droite
Martel
St-Maur
Martel
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Martel is a minor medieval village built of a pale stone.  Its heyday came during the 13th and 14th centuries, when the viscounts established a court of appeal here.  The village is named after Charles Martel (688 - 741).  Charles Martel was a Frankish military leader who is best remembered for winning the Battle of Tours (732) in which he defeated the invading Muslim army halting northward Islamic expansion.  The main square, place des Consuls, is mostly occupied by the large 18th century covered halles or market.  Other sights in the place des Consuls include the Gothic Hotel de la Raymondie begun in 1280.  It served as the law courts and doubled as a town refuge.  One block south, rue Droite leads east to the town's main church, St-Maur.  It was built in a defensive Gothic style with a finely carved Romanesque tympanum depicting the Last Judgment above the west door.

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 http://www.francethisway.com/places/martel.php

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