Congratulations !!

We love a competition here at La Villa – here our our latest lucky winners. In October, we welcomed our 6,500th guests to La Villa who won a magnum of champagne were Gillian & Barry Leaver from West Sussex, in the UK. Mark presented them with their surprise prize when they were checking out. In ….

Lac de Montagnes

Just a 10 mins drive from La Villa, our wonderful Lac de Montagnes awaits.   The Lac de Montagnes is a magical spot with something for everything – a peaceful circular (45 min) walk; a place to enjoy a picnic, a game of tennis or mini-golf… or for the more energetic the l’Acro Parc With a ….

Pain au Raisin Bread & Butter Pudding

The most British of puds gets La Villa’s French make over !   Ingredients  4 tablespoons of apricot jam 16 mini (stale) pain au raisins or 8 regular size ones* 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks 40 grams of caster sugar 300 ml each of single cream and full fat milk Zest of one orange ….

Planning a cycle trip for 2019? – look no further than Mazamet!

Come take a look at why choosing La Villa de Mazamet would be a great choice for your next cycling adventure. Mazamet really does have it all for those who love to cycle. With 28 pre-planned cycle routes, stunning vistas & quite roads, a 65km cycle path….and the 120km training route of Mazamet’s cycling legend ….

Traveller’s Choice Award 2019

As of writing this post, we have received a staggering 747 reviews on our Trip Advisor page. The generosity of both time & kind comments of our guests is always very much appreciated and the reviews heartwarming for us to read. Trip Advisor has, for both travellers and property owners alike, become a powerful tool. ….

Give yourself the Zenergy you deserve !

On your next stay at La Villa, treat yourself to some “me time” with a professional massage from Pierre. We have been working with Pierre from Zenergy Massages since 2015 who provides massages for guests staying at La Villa. From Hawaiian to Swedish and also sports massage, Pierre tailors the massage to suit your own personal ….

Chateaux de Lastours – a new adventure awaits

Photo copyright Pays Cathare Just 40 mins south of Mazamet, you can discover one of the most impressive of the cathar ruins, Les Quatre Chateaux de Lastours – as the name suggests, the site of four former medieval castles. Dating to 1603 (the site itself having bronze-age origins of a settlement dating to 585), Lastours ….

Lemon & Almond Torte

Gluten & Diary Free – yet packed with flavour… our recipe for this delicious torte from Santiago de Compostela   Ingredients 275 grams of whole shelled almonds (skin still on) 250 grams of caster sugar 4 large eggs, separated Zest of one large lemon plus 1 tablespoon of juice 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon For ….

Gazpacho

What could be fresher on the palate than a chilled gazpacho… here’s La Villa’s recipe for you to enjoy. Ingredients (serves six) 1 kg of ripe tomatoes 1 large cucumber, peeled 2 red peppers, stalk & seeds removed 2 spring onions 2 cloves of garlic, peel & crushed 3 tablespoons of sherry vinegar 4 tablespoons ….

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