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Prepare your family holiday in Mazamet

« Mazamet and the Haute Vallée du Thoré are not just for adults ! »

The territory and its surroundings are also adapted for children: unusual educational and cultural outings, plenty of parks for fresh air, games and exercise, leisure centres for having a good time.


Tourism and Heritage in Occitan

Tourism and Heritage in Occitan is the free guide to 37 selected destinations for your vacation and leisure. From Carcassonne to Toulouse, prepare your stay in Languedoc Roussillon and Midi Pyrenees with the red guide TPPO. Show your guide in the places presented and benefit from discounts.
Consult the brochure 2017 online.


The Wood & Toy Place

A visit to « La Maison du Bois et du Jouet » is an interactive and amusing way of getting to know the « Montagne Noire” its forests, history and legends.  It is also an initiation into the world of wood and its transformation through Man’s intervention into planks, houses, tables or violins…

Opening times :
Open every day from 14h to 18h (except 1st January/1st May/25th December.)
July and August: every day from 14h to 19h.
Morning visits on reservation.

Tickets :
Adults: 6€ / children from 4 to 14: 4€ / children under 4 : no charge.
Free parking.  Access camping-cars.

Video presentation of « la Maison du Bois et du Jouet » : 

Maison du Bois et du Jouet                
Moulin de l'Oule 81200 Mazamet /

Montagnes Lake

This lake of more than 8 acres in a wooded setting boasts well laid out amenities and installations.  There’s a reserved fishing area with a jetty accessible for people of reduced mobility, there are hiking trails, and marked mountain bike circuits, a gym/health circuit for the sporty and mini golf for the less.  Restaurant and snack bar overlooking the lake.

Mini Golf Le Choupa

Snack bar and creperie.
A cool and shady 18 hole course of fun and games for friends and family!

Lac des Montagnès
81200 Mazamet

Lac'cro Parc

New acrobatic park up in trees with different new activities, interely secure thanks to the system of climbing-clips . You can never get off . Something you must try, for your pleasure. For everybody, kids, adults, sporty people or not.
Different levels of difficulty :
- adventure park on the ground for kids with a progression in the activities,
- a course higher up for teenagers ( skate, waterfalls, slides, bicycles, scooters, climbing walls ...).

Lac'cro Parc
Lac des Montagnès
07 83 19 04 55 / 06 62 49 06 16

Friends of « the Otters’ Lair »

You will be welcome in the tranquility of the Otters’ Lair to take things at your own pace.  There is trout fishing, walking trails, barbecue picnic areas, and a mini animal farm.

Open every day from 10 to 12h and 14 to 18h.
Admittance is free, but fishing is not.

Les amis du gourp de la loutre
D54 direction Pradelles Cabardès
81200 Mazamet


The Green Way Passa Païs

From Mazamet to Bedarieux this traffic-free Green Way invites you to enjoy 80 safe and pleasant kilometres on the old railway track with very gentle slopes.  You can go for miles or just a short outing; you can do a marathon or simply enjoy the fresh air and admire the varied countryside of vines, forests, pastures and streams.  There are tunnels and even an Eiffel type bridge.
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Guided tours Hautpoul aux Flambeaux

Summer nights tours of Hautpoul by torchlight
The Tourist Office arranges torch-lit night tours of the medieval village of Hautpoul: the cathar refuge with the ruins of its castle and fortifications, wood & toy workshop, and exceptional panoramic views.

Family reductions with the « carte pass » 


The postman's round

A postal adventure in the Thoré Valley. Marcel the postman needs help to find the destination of a letter. Find the clues hidden in the landscape of the VoieVerte: a funny treasure- hunt for all the family. On the ancient postmen and peddlars’ footsteps, walk or cycle along the paths to deliver precious parcels: postcards, letters, love letters, materials…
Your mission is to find the postal boxes with automates( white colour) along the paths. These 4 vagabond parcours along the VoieVertePassaPais are a mixture of different epochs in the valley.
 A booklet is available at the Tourist Office of Labastide-Rouairoux.
Download the brochure.


Albine giant

The trip starts with a tale lost in the middle of beeches. You will go through a moor which goes to the “Oreille du géant”-the giant’s ear- where a machine will open its doors on a resounding landscape. At the Peyremaux rock, you will see strange shapes hidden in rocks.
Will you find the big man?
2 hours walking, not suitable for pushchair.
Coordonnées: on the toad: 43.420089,2.572542(at the big singn).
At the 4 paths point: 43.422323,2.564073.
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Puech Balmes Sagne path

Enter the fascinating and mysterious universe of the sagne between land and water….to listen, imagine, play and learn.
With your family, find and identify animal droppings, face the water daemon’s challenges and enigmas( lo drac) in a terrible tunnel. This path is equipped with interactive games and information boards.

You need to have good shoes and clothes, at 700m. of altitude, the path is damp. It is marked”tourisme and handicap”(auditive and mental).
Brochure available at the tourist office. The parcours lasts 1h30. Download the brochure
GPS:longitude:02°31’21’,5”E   latitude: 43°31’07,6”N

WORKSHOPS (reservation necessary)

Wood workshops – “La maison du bois et du jouet”

Conception and production: 40 min – 5.50€
Visit the museum and games room: 2h – 7€
During school holidays from 14h to 18h
Shut on Sundays

Maison du Bois et du Jouet
Moulin de l’Oule
81200 Mazamet



WORKSHOPS (reservation necessary)

ZMAM Circus School

During the school holidays of Zone C, the circus school offers circus courses for children from 6 to 12 years old: make-up workshops, magic, discovery ... Initiation and / or improvement depending on the level.
Information on  : Stages ZMAM

36 rue St Jacques
81200 Mazamet

Horse Riding School

For everyone from beginners to experienced riders: jumping, dressage, pony games, trek, horse ball, outings…

Valérie Trojnar
05 63 97 95 53
06 62 27 66 83


Domaine de Bonnery
81200 Caucalières
05 63 98 95 40
06 88 23 01 53

Pascal et Jean Manuel CHAZOTTES
La Môle