A midsummer night’s dream in Mazamet
What to do in Mazamet this summer Le Marché des Producteurs On Monday July 6th, the fantastic Marché des Producteurs commences in Mazamet. This wonderful event is a showcase for local food & drinks with around 15 stalls selling their wares, a table to seat 200 and what the French call ‘conviviality’ (coming together ….
Montagne Noire East and the Minervois – Self-drive Day Tour
OVERVIEW You’ve read our articles and know Mazamet inside out? Time to venture into our neighboring départements and drive through the Hérault and Aude. This route commences in the Valley du Thoré that runs from Mazamet towards Béziers and takes in a variety of scenery along the way, from mountain pastures to vineyards, medieval villages ….
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 ….
Albi – a city of superlatives
Come discover this UNESCO World Heritage City – and firm favourite with our guests for a day trip from La Villa. No matter what time of year, Albi is a magnificent city; the prefectoral capital of the Tarn Département and the number one place our guests choose to visit during their stay in the ….
Planning a cycle trip for 2020? – 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 ….
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 ….
Winter Weekends at La Villa
Lakeside Walks, Log Fires & Red Wine – a perfect pre-Christmas break at La Villa de Mazamet This year (2019) we are opening La Villa for three special pre-Christmas weekends. The tree will be decorated & glittering with lights, the log fires roaring away to warm your toes after a walk in the Montagne Noire…. ….
Lautrec… a quintessentially French village
Just 30 mins from Mazamet, Lautrec is full of charm & is becoming a foodie hotspot. Like many small towns & villages, its fortunes ebb & flow. Lautrec, just 30 mins (35 km) from Mazamet, seems to be on the up with a number of new eateries & boutique shops opening in recent years; and ….
Free Shuttle to the Lac des Montagnès
Fancy a cooling dip, a leisurely walk, or a long lazy lunch? Mazamet’s Lac des Montagnès is a beautiful reservoir located just 10 mins outside of the town, at an altitude of nearly 750m. With restaurants, mini golf, tree-top adventure park, Lac’Cro Parc, it’s a beautifully maintained facility and always 5 degrees cooler than ….
Cooking by the Canal du Midi
A one-day French cookery course, on the banks of the Canal du Midi, near Carcassonne. Picture the scene. A converted French farmhouse by the banks of the Canal du Midi, joining fellow foodie enthusiasts with a trained chef, learning how to cook a three-course French meal……then sitting down with a glass (or three) of wine ….