Saint-Martin d'Oydes, the church in the middle of the village, its miraculous fountain and Tony Blair...

Saint-Martin-d'Oydes is a small town in the southwest of France, in the department of Ariège in the Occitanie region and is part of the Community of Municipalities "du Pays de Pamiers".

Saint-Martin d'Oydes, a remarkable fortified site, is the only circular village in Ariège.

This medieval form known as "elliptical" or "circular" is completely intact.

Its houses are grouped in rings around its church.

The commune currently has 253 inhabitants.

For a few years Tony Blair, then British Prime Minister, came to spend his holidays with his family in Saint Martin d'Oydes and even inaugurated the Tourist Office of the village. He stayed in the 12th century fortified castle...

Other curiosities of Saint-Martin d'Oydes, its church and the Saint-Anastase Fountain, a local place of pilgrimage and reputed to be miraculous for the eyes.



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