A Walk Amongst The Vines

Just 45 mins from La Villa – the wonderful Chateaux de Caux and the restaurant l’Ambrosia are the perfect match for a tasty day out. During the summer months, Chateau de Caux (just 5km from Carcassonne) offer a walk amongst the vines & wine tasting. The 90 min tour allows you to walk through some ….

Vanilla & Ginger Crème Brûlée

The addition of fresh ginger gives a tasty twist to this French classic dessert. Ingredients (to make six) 1/2 litre of single cream 150ml of full fat milk 2 vanilla pods 6cm (approx) of fresh ginger 6 tablespoons of caster sugar 8 egg yolks 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 6 tablespoons of demerara sugar (for ….

Win A 2 Night Stay in 2019 – Part I

We have now opened online bookings for our 2019 season – could you be the lucky winner of a two night stay at La Villa? To enter the competition – all you need do is answer two questions; the first of which is below, the second will appear in the July edition of our E-Newsletter. ….

New Driving Regulations from July 1st in France

Despite much protest, July 1st will see a change of the national speed limit from 90 kph to 80 kph. The national speed limit applies to roads outside of the boundaries of towns/villages (not on on the main autoroutes which remain at either 110 kph or 130 kph). With an increasing number of speed cameras ….

June & July Events in and around Mazamet

Summer’s here and the main season of special events commences next weekend – making Mazamet THE place to be in the summer of 2018. La Mérinos – June 8th  An evening running event for all ages, now in it’s 10th year (started the same year as La Villa opened in 2009). The race commences in ….

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