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 ….
Chocolate Soufflé & Orange Sauce
The lightest, airiest soufflé you’ll ever have Jump to recipe These bittersweet dark chocolate, egg-whites-only soufflés never fails to delight our guests whenever we serve them at La Villa. The “wow” factor when a well-risen soufflé is presented at their table, combined with the theatrics of pouring a light, refreshing sauce into the soufflé make ….
Winter Weekends at La Villa
Log Fires, Red Wine and Good Food: a perfect pre-Christmas break at La Villa de Mazamet This year, sit by the hearth at La Villa for three special pre-Christmas weekends. The tree will be decorated and glittering with lights, and the log fires will be roaring away to warm your toes after a walk in ….
Lautrec… a quintessential French village
Like many small towns and villages, its fortunes ebb and flow. The medieval village of Lautrec, just 30 mins (35 km) from Mazamet, seems to be on the up with a number of new eateries and boutique shops opening in recent years. The village, one the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, was once ….