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 in Mazamet itself.
From now until early September – you can take advantage of a twice-daily FREE shuttle bus which departs just 200 metres from La Villa.
The shuttle bus leaves the bus station (adjacent to the train station) at either 9.50am or 1.50pm (taking 30 mins) – with a choice of return at either 2.25pm or 5.25pm. (There is a special shuttle service on the evening of July 13th to view the Bastille fireworks – this will be an extremely busy service which we will need to reserve for you in advance if interested).
We can lend you towels, a cool bag & 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 shady spots & seating areas along the way.
If you prefer to drive (10 mins) you can tie in a visit to the lake with the medieval village of Hautpoul with lunch at the Taverne d’Hautpoul and the recently opened Passerelle for commanding views back towards Mazamet. Many guests also visit the lake on route to Carcassonne.
Ask us for directions, a leaflet, towels & cool bag and you’ll be all set for a great day at the lake !