Visiting St Denis les Martel
This peaceful French village is perfectly placed for exploring the Dordogne Valley
Nestled in the beautiful Midi-Pyrénées, a region of south-western France renowned for its vineyards and highly sought-after truffles, the picturesque and rustic village of St Denis les Martel is a haven of tranquillity set beside the Dordogne River.
St Denis les Martel's rural location lends itself to a host of enjoyable outdoor pursuits; horse-riding and hiking offer popular ways to explore and admire the scenic countryside surrounding the village, whilst the nearby river provides the opportunity for a relaxing spot of fishing.
The key benefit of visiting St Denis les Martel, however, is the village's proximity to the many historic and natural attractions of the Dordogne Valley that surround it. The ancient market town of Martel, for example, is just seven kilometres away, and is famous for its wealth of medieval architecture including the seven medieval towers that dominate its distinctive skyline and for its colourful twice-weekly market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) which features tempting regional produce including pate, walnuts and walnut oil, cheeses and freshly-baked bread.
As such, St Denis les Martel makes a tranquil and delightful base from which to explore this enchanting corner of France.