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Discover the area around Mazamet

Mazamet, there is much to see whether you go north, south, east or west.

Less than 30 minutes from Mazamet

* Haute vallée du thoré. 5 kms from Mazamet , in the 'Haute Vallée du Thoré' , this lovely green setting , at the heart of the 'Haut Languedoc Regional Natural Park ' will surprise you with its industrial heritage and its natural curiosities ; it will confide its secrets to you through many footpaths and VTT routes.

* Castres. 20km from Mazamet. There is much of interest to discover in Castres (the hometown of Jean Jaures) including the Goya Museum, Manicured Bishop’s Garden, typical riverside houses and boat trips along the River Agout.

* The Textile Museum at Labastide Rouairoux, 24 kms. bears witness to the history and techniques of the textile industry, with demonstrations of the textile machines.

Sidobre, 25 kms from Mazamet. The Sidobre otherwise known as 'The Land of Legends' or the 'Isle of Granite' is a ‘chaos’ of granite boulders. This unique landscape spans over 100 square kilometres.

Caves of Devèze and the French museum of Caving in Courniou, 29 km from Mazamet. One of the first caves to be opened to the public, it houses a large collection of documents and equipment for exploring underground caves.

Soreze, Revel, St Ferréol, 35kmhs from Mazamet. Classed as 'Major Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees': Soreze with its Military Abbey Academy,and St Ferréol with its 'Museum of the Source of the Canal Du Midi' alongside the beautiful lake, an ideal spot to relax in.

Less than an hour from Mazamet:

* The Paper Mill at Brousses, 29km from Mazamet. Paper making by hand, from materials such as rags and even elephant dung! Visit the workshops and store.

* The 4 Chateaux at Lastours, 31kms from Mazamet. Standing on a rocky outcrop at 300 metres the four towers dominate a wild landscape of cypress trees.

* The Giant Cavern at Cabrespine, 31kms from Mazamet. In the heart of the Black Mountains, you will be amazed by the size of the cavern and the rich variety of its stalactites and stalagmites.

* The Village of Lautrec, 34 kms from Mazamet. In the heart of the Cocagne region, this medieval village is famed for its pink garlic and one of the last remaining working windmills.

* Chateau Saissac. 36kms from Mazamet. It is one of the oldest Cathare Chateaux, dating from 960, and one of the largest in the Languedoc.

* Salvetat sur Agout, 43kms from Mazamet. this picturesque village is well worth a visit with its quaint church, bridge, and the Raviege lake.  There is also a modern mountain-water bottling plant.

* Carcassonne, 49 kms from Mazamet. With its 2 World Heritage lisitings: for the magnificent walled medieval city, and for the canal du Midi.

* The Monts de Lacaune, 50 kms from Mazamet, is an old thermal town filled with curiosities, and traditional charcutery making.

* Albi, 63kms from Mazamet. A UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec. Albi has a magnificent Cathedral and is rich in historic monuments and museums.

Less than an hour and a half from Mazamet

* Gaillac, 70kms from Mazamet. This has been a winemaking city for over a thousand years.  Visit the vigne and wine museum, the fine arts museum, and its chateaux and churches.

* Cordes sur Ciel, 86Kms from Mazamet. is a bastide town dating from the 13th Century, with a remarkable architectural heritage.

* Toulouse, 90kms from Mazamet. 'The rose-coloured City' seduces you with its unique history and architecture, and its incomparable way of life.

* The Mediterranean and Valras Beach. 98 kms from Mazamet. This is the nearest seaside resort to Mazamet, and it offers a wide range of water sports, activities, and relaxation.