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 ….

Quiz: Gaillac Wines

Test your knowledge of the wines of Gaillac After reading our post on Gaillac wines last month, you must be an expert on one of the most famous AOCs in the Tarn. If not, it’s not too late to brush up! Pick your brain with these five questions. 1. In the 14th century, what were ….

Recipe: boeuf bourguignon and baguette quenelles

A hearthy classic with a twist Jump to recipe In the last few weeks, Mazamet has suffered a terrible spell of cold, wet weather. Fall was definitely upon us. In our attempt to fight the chilly evenings, we started serving nice veloutés that our guests really enjoyed. Our summer mains were next on the chopping ….

The Wines of our Region – Gaillac

This month, we take you to the Gaillac wine region, where rolling countryside meets vineyards and sunflower fields.     An ancestral wine region The AOC of Gaillac is one of the oldest wine regions of the ancient region of Gaul (an area of Western Europe that stretched from Italy to Spain and as far ….

Mixology – The Sour Cocktails & The Whisky Sour

Jump to recipe This September, the cocktail of the month at La Villa de Mazamet is the whisky sour. In this article, we’re going to explore the sour family of cocktails and find out how they came to be. Then, we’ll go over the recipe and method for our cocktail of the month: the whisky ….

September events in and around Mazamet

 Whether you call it late summer or early autumn – September has a lot going on   It’s a lovely time of year to visit our region – the sun is still warm, the nights a little cooler, yet everything is still open and there’s lots to see and do. Weekly markets The Marché des ….

2021 Early Bird Special

Planning Ahead – you could be saving 20% with our Early Bird Special!   We know many of our guests plan their trip to France many months in advance – well, in doing so, you could be saving 20% on your stay at La Villa !! Make any 3+ night reservation for any dates in ….

A Day in Castres

Mazamet’s larger neighbour Castres is less than 20km away. Well worth a visit when staying at La Villa! A bit of background Built around the banks of the river Agout, the area now known as Castres was inhabited as early as the Bronze Age (1000BCE), as evidenced by the discovery of a large necropolis along ….

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