Early Bird Special 2024

Embrace the Magic of the Upcoming 2024 Season at La Villa de Mazamet! As the golden leaves fall and winter’s chill sets in, La Villa de Mazamet wraps itself in a cozy, snow-white blanket and closes its doors for a well-deserved winter break. While winter holds its sway, we are busy preparing for an unforgettable ….

Discover the Goya Museum in Castres

A Journey into the Heart of Art Located just twenty minutes from Mazamet by car/train, Castres is a charming city renowned for its history and cultural heritage. The city’s architectural gems, including the Saint-Benoît Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace, showcase its medieval past. Nature lovers are drawn to the picturesque banks of the Agout River, ….

New season 2023 !

Hello and welcome to the 2023 season of La Villa de Mazamet! After a beautiful and fruitful winter vacation between the Paris region, Canada, Malaysia and maintenance work on the Villa, we reopened for the season on Friday, April 7th. This first Easter opening weekend was a great success, and we now wanted to take ….

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 Châteaux 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 sits ….

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 ….

Simply B&B

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 ….

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