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 ….

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 ….

Feeling Peckish? See our 2019 guide to local restaurants

Asides from the tasty offerings for dinner at La Villa… come take a look at where you can eat in & around Mazamet       With more than 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 ….

The 9 Locks of Fonseranes

Visiting Historical Béziers & the 9 Locks of Fonseranes Image: France Voyage   The UNESCO World Heritage listed Canal du Midi is a wonder of construction in its own right, stretching 240km from Toulouse to the Mediterranean, it was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the 17th century. Constructed between 1661-1681, it is ….

Château de Belcastel – 1,000 years in the making

  When you think of France, one of the first images that springs to mind is Paris, its beautiful capital city. The iconic Eiffel Tower, the masterpieces hanging in the Louvre, the majesty of Notre Dame cathedral, walking hand in hand with your loved one along the Seine……But like most European countries, the wealth, culture ….

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 ….

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