The Muslims in Spain for some years threatened French territories.
During THe Battle
In 732 Abd er Rahman, governour of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees, possibly to end the unrest on his northern border, but more likely to plunder the Frankish territories.
After the Battle
When the Arab army crossed the Garonne, they continued their rampage.
After The Battle
bd er Rahman trusted the numerical superiority of his cavalry, and had them charge repeatedly. This time the faith the Muslims had in their cavalry, armed with their long lances, long swords and spears, which had brought them victory in previous battles, was not justified.
hThe Arab army retreated back south over the Pyrenees. Charles, who earned his nickname Martel (hammer) in this battle, drove the Muslims in the following years from the area between Arles and Avignon. He would continue by defeating the Muslims once more in a battle near the River Berre near Narbonne.
Whatever the verdict, the death of Abd er Rahman caused the structure of the Muslim army to collapse.