Fancy a cooling dip, a leisurely walk, or a long lazy lunch?
Lac des Montagnès is a beautiful reservoir located just 10 mins outside of the town, at an altitude of nearly 750m, and one of the must-dos in Mazamet this summer. With restaurants, mini golf, tree-top adventure park Lac’Cro Parc, aquatic park Aqua Wi’Fun, it’s a beautifully maintained facility and always 5 degrees cooler than in Mazamet itself.
From now until early September, you can take advantage of a twice-daily FREE shuttle bus which departs from Mazamet station, just 200 metres from La Villa.
The shuttle bus leaves the bus station at either 9.50am or 1.50pm (taking 30 mins) – with a choice of return at either 2.25pm or 5.25pm.
We can lend you towels, a cool bag and ice bricks so you can take your own picnic with you – or let us make a lunch reservation for you at the Chalet du Lac or La Choupa. The circular walk around the lake, all on the level, takes 45 mins with plenty of shade and seating areas along the way.
If you prefer to drive (10 mins) you can tie in a visit to the Lac des Montagnès with the medieval village of Hautpoul with lunch at the Taverne d’Hautpoul and the Passerelle for commanding views back towards Mazamet. Many guests also visit the lake on route to Carcassonne.
Ask us for directions, a leaflet, towels and cool bag and you’ll be all set for a great day at the lake !
If you’ve missed your ride home, or simply fancy a nice 5km hike, find the sign for the GR7 and walk back to Mazamet by way of Puech d’En Blanc and its heathland, walk past some ruins and the Cross of Narial, and finally through the town of Aussillon. Here’s a map (French only; feel free to ask for a translation)