Asparagus Velouté

From late March, the beautiful fresh green spears of asparagus, from the Tarn and Aude, will appear on the markets. This great, yet simply, recipe has been a favourite at La Villa since we served it first in 2009. Ingredients (served six) 1kg of asparagus spears (trimmed) 1 litre of hot chicken or vegetable stock ….

Win a tour and tasting at Chateau de Caux et Sauzens

New on La Villa’s wine list for 2018 are some of the great wines from this small, family run, chateau near Carcassonne – and you could win a tour & wine tasting in our January 2018 competition.   Caux et Sauzens sits not far from the medieval walls of La Cité in Carcassonne and produces ….

A Day in Castres

Mazamet’s larger neighbour “Castres” is just 15 mins away by car or train. Well worth a visit when staying at La Villa! Built around the banks of the river Agout, and pre-dating the Roman’s influence in the region, Castres’ most well known vista is of the medieval coloured houses which remind you of Florence. Castres ….

La Villa wins Trip Advisor Accolade

  We are pleased to announce that La Villa de Mazamet, for the 8th successive year, have received the Traveller’s Choice award from Trip Advisor  – a fantastic way to commence our 10th anniversary season! This coveted award, given to only the top 1% of properties, reflects the positive reviews given by guests. So far, ….

Le Salon du Vauban – a tasty treat in the Montagne Noire

  When we first moved to France in 2009, we had never heard of a “tartine” until, one day, when researching routes for our self drive day tours we stumbled across Le Salon du Vauban. Named after 17th century engineer Vauban (who helped create the waterways through the village of Cammazes to flow into Lac ….

Bonne Année from La Villa de Mazamet

  We would like to wish all our guests, past & future, a wonderful Bonne Année – may 2018 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones. If you have never stayed with us at La Villa before, why not make it a New Year’s resolution to book a stay with us this ….

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