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 ….

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 ….

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 ….

Le Tour de France – passage du Mazamet, July 22nd

THE event of 2018 in Mazamet will see the one of the World’s greatest sporting events pass through our streets – and just 100 metres from La Villa ! Here, the official announcement from Mazamet’s Mayor (in French) sets out the route and timings and what will be going on in and around town on ….

A Walk Amongst The Vines

Just 45 mins from La Villa – the wonderful Chateaux de Caux and the restaurant l’Ambrosia are the perfect match for a tasty day out. During the summer months, Chateau de Caux (just 5km from Carcassonne) offer a walk amongst the vines & wine tasting. The 90 min tour allows you to walk through some ….

A Walk up the Gorge d’Héric

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 & Roquebrun. Cascades, natural rock pools for swimming, flora & fauna, the Gorge d’Héric has it all. Situated near the small village of Le Mons (in our neighbouring ….

Feeling Peckish? See our 2018 guide to local restaurants

Although we serve dinner at La Villa, Wednesday-Sunday evening – we appreciate that guests like to try local eateries too. With 10 restaurants within a short walk of La Villa and a further 12 within a short drive, there is something to suit all tastes right on our doorstep. From crepes to Moroccan, traditional French ….

Going Underground

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 drive from Mazamet. ….

A Day in Castres

Mazamet’s larger neighbour “Castres” is just 15 mins away by car or train. Well worth a visit when staying at La Villa! Built around the banks of the river Agout, and pre-dating the Roman’s influence in the region, Castres’ most well known vista is of the medieval coloured houses which remind you of Florence. Castres ….

Le Salon du Vauban – a tasty treat in the Montagne Noire

  When we first moved to France in 2009, we had never heard of a “tartine” until, one day, when researching routes for our self drive day tours we stumbled across Le Salon du Vauban. Named after 17th century engineer Vauban (who helped create the waterways through the village of Cammazes to flow into Lac ….

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