In Search of Nomadism
In Search of Nomadism – An interview with Mathieu Rosa One of the most rewarding aspects of running La Villa de Mazamet is the stories of guests from different walks of life who visit. We recently hosted Mathieu Rosa and his brother Charly, who were visiting Mazamet on business. Mathieu is the owner and manager ….
Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
What’s in a Name? Gordes, Minerve, Les-Beaux-de-Provence…Traveling throughout France is like traveling back in time. After a last bend in the road, you enter a beautiful village, probably dating back to medieval times. And you are in awe before these stones and bricks that stood the test of time. However, the number and the quality ….
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 ….
Château de Labro – a weekend away in the Aveyron
We wanted turrets, log fires and good food – Château de Labro delivered all of these… and much, much more! Two hours north of Mazamet, in our neighbouring Département of the Aveyron, sits the city of Rodez (just one hour north of Albi). The city, like its Tarnais neighbour, has a stunning 13th ….
Traveller’s Choice Award 2020
Could it be 10 in a row? As of writing this post, we have received a staggering 793 reviews on our Trip Advisor page. The generosity of both time & kind comments of our guests is always very much appreciated and the reviews heartwarming for us to read. Trip Advisor has, for both travellers ….
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 ….
Traveller’s Choice Winners… for the 9th successive year !
Thank you to each and every one of our guests who added a review of their stay during our 2018 season (and indeed, all those in previous years too!). No other B&B in France has won a Traveller’s Choice award in so many successive years. For 2019, La Villa is rated as the No. 6 ….
£ to € Exchange rate – fixed for UK Guests
With many people concerned about the potential outcome of BREXIT on the exchange rate between the £ and the € we have some good news ! For any guest staying at La Villa in 2019*, we will guarantee a rate of 1.14€ to £1 (the inter-bank rate as of December 1st 2018). So, when you ….
When your travels take you further afield, look no further than Further Afield !
La Villa is been proud to have been a member of the Further Afield collection since its launch in 2009, the year we opened our doors as well. Come take a look at the wonderful places to stay from London to Lisbon. Further Afield is a stunning collection of Boutique Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties, ….
Two great new magazines being launched in the USA
We are delighted to announce that we will be contributors to two new magazines being launched in the USA; Bed & Breakfast magazine and Chateaux & Castles Quarterly. Look out for the premier issues coming this autumn – you might recognise a certain luxury B&B in SW France in the Bed & Breakfast magazine, as ….