A Walk up the Gorges d’Héric
Gorges d’Héric – Nature’s wonder Under an hour’s drive from Mazamet, this stunning natural gorge provides a great place for a stroll as well as sightseeing in the nearby villages of Olargues and Roquebrun. Cascades, natural rock pools for swimming, flora and fauna, the Gorges d’Héric has it all. Situated near the small village ….
Les Plus Beaux Détours de France – A detour by Mazamet
Les Plus Beaux Détours de France If you have already visited France, you must be familiar with the Plus Beaux Villages de France label. And if you stayed at la Villa de Mazamet, we certainly pointed you towards our local gems Lautrec and Cordes-sur-Ciel. We had already published an article on this label, but today ….
Exploring the depths of the Montagne Noire
Caving around Mazamet We all picture SW France for its beautiful scenery, vineyards, mountains and medieval villages… but dig a little deeper on your next visit for an amazing underground experience. Dotted around France are some wonderful natural caves and our region of the Country is no exception with some awe-inspiring wonders just a short ….
Les Grands Buffets in Narbonne – France on a plate
Treat your tastebuds in the largest restaurant in France Imagine walking into a royal dining hall. In front of you, a chef slicing eight legs of ham; to your left, a massive pile of macarons; in the distance, a mountain of prawns and lobsters. Watch out! A waitress just ran past you carrying an ….
Carrot cake muffins
Carrot cake muffins: tasty treats low in sugar and fat When I was studying patisserie in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu, we made fancy French cakes, breads, pastries and desserts every week. It was a very enriching learning experience for me, and literally enriching for my palette as well. Never have I used so much ….
10% off accommodation in October Fall is coming, leaves are falling down, and so are our rates. From October 1st until October 25th – which marks the end of our season – enjoy 10% off our room rates. This means that you can come and stay at La Villa for as little as ….
Scenic route from Toulouse
There is much to discover on this scenic route from Toulouse Toulouse is the main hub from which you will likely start your journey to Mazamet, whether it is from the Blagnac airport or from the Matabiau TGV station. Or maybe you are a local who wishes to venture into the Tarn for a few ….
In Search of Nomadism
In Search of Nomadism – An interview with Mathieu Rosa One of the most rewarding aspects of running La Villa de Mazamet is the stories of guests from different walks of life who visit. We recently hosted Mathieu Rosa and his brother Charly, who were visiting Mazamet on business. Mathieu is the owner and manager ….
Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
What’s in a Name? Gordes, Minerve, Les-Beaux-de-Provence…Traveling throughout France is like traveling back in time. After a last bend in the road, you enter a beautiful village, probably dating back to medieval times. And you are in awe before these stones and bricks that stood the test of time. However, the number and the quality ….
Christmas Contest: Win a 1-year subscription to France Magazine or Détours en France
– UPDATE: CONTEST OVER – Christmas Contest: “What is your first travel memory?” The spirit of Christmas is here at La Villa de Mazamet, and as we were sitting in the lounge by the fireplace, I asked Janice a simple question: “What is your first travel memory?”. She vividly remembers her trip to Disneyland ….