Lemon, Raspberry and Pistachio Tart

For mother’s day this year (May 12th in various countries), my family organized a Zoom session and I wanted to bake my mother a tart that I could present to her for the occasion. I had a vision of creating a vibrant treat to all senses. Something colourful, with varying textures and flavours, so I ….

UPDATE for the Winners! – #EssentialWorkers Giveaway

UPDATE – And The Winners Are… The support you’ve given the essential workers throughout this campaign on Instagram and Facebook was absolutely outstanding! Thank you so much to all of you who participated! Now, it’s time to announce the lucky winners of a 2-night B&B stay at La Villa! 🥁🥁 And the winners are… 🥁🥁 – Maire ….

(update) Memories of Mazamet Competition – And The Winner Is …

Marty & Debby Weiss! Congratulations Marty & Debby on winning the “Memories of Mazamet” competition. Enjoy a two-night B&B stay during the 2021 season! Here is their entry: We are very pleased that 7 years later, La Villa is still etched in Marty and Debby’s minds and we look forward to them coming back and ….

Mazamet – a cyclist’s dream

From a gentle ride along the ‘Piste Verte’ to a challenging hill climb up the Pic du Nore, Mazamet is a cyclist’s dream. From a gentle ride… Just 200 metres from the gates of La Villa starts the wonderful ‘Piste Verte’ cycle path that makes use of the former railway line from Mazamet to Bédarieux ….

Special Offer: Three Nights For The Price Of Two

Special Offer: Stay Three Nights in October and Pay for Only Two!   From October 1st –  October 31st 2020 (inclusive), stay 3 nights / 4 nights / 5 nights and get the last 1 night free for any of our 5 rooms. For example – book a Superior Double for three nights B&B for ….

See it now, experience it later

In this article, we uncover some ways to enjoy cinema, museums or even the wilderness from the comfort of our home. For free!   The current Covid19 crisis has put our travel plans and dreams to an abrupt halt. While almost half of the world’s population is confined at home, it shouldn’t prevent us from ….

Hot Cross Buns

Give yourself a little treat this Easter! One of the fondest memories of my teenage years is when my dad took me to Europe for the first time after I graduated from high school.  We were visiting my uncle Eddie in the UK for a week, and one morning, I woke up to the lovely ….

Fireside chat with the new owners Geoffrey and Janice

La Villa de Mazamet reopens its doors on April 15th with two new faces at the helm. Meet Geoffrey and Janice. Q: So, Geoffrey and Janice, tell us about yourselves! A: Hi, I’m Geoffrey! I’m from Saint Germain les Corbeil, a small suburban city located 40 kms south of Paris (and a mouthful to pronounce!). ….

Janice’s Lemon & Raspberry Madeleines

My little golden treats – perfect to make-at-home I love baking these little golden treats – whether it’s for hosting family and friends on weekends, or for a charity bake sale, or just because (and mostly, Geoffrey is a big fan of madeleines).  I have made them in rose, chocolate, matcha, lavender & earl grey ….

So, what is there to do in and around Mazamet?

That’s a question guests often ask before booking a stay with us and, in no particular order, these are our top 10 right on the doorsteps of Mazamet: Montagne Noire – Mazamet’s wonderful backdrop is the stunning Montagne Noire montagne range which, despite is name, is an oasis of green for most of the year ….

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