Surrounded by deciduous forests and lush valleys, Mazamet is on the edge of the
Languedoc National Park – the southern most extension of the Massif Central
(geologically the oldest part of France).
Mazamet is a market town with markets held weekly on Tuesday and Saturday
mornings, with a smaller market also held on a Sunday. During the winter months,
there are also specialist Fois Gras markets held in the town, generally on a
Sunday morning. At Christmas time, a specially themed market under a superb tent
takes shape in one of the town’s car parks – with lots of yummy treats to try,
wines to taste (and buy), together with a wonderful selection of locally made
items which make perfect Christmas gifts.
itself offers a variety of bars, shops and restaurants and is steeped in
history from its days as Europe’s leader in tanning and the production of
Superb buildings are scattered around the town, so it’s worthwhile putting on
your walking shoes and meandering through the back streets – a wealth of
architectural delights await you!
On the outskirts of Mazamet, you will find the large hypermarkets & supermarkets
including L’Eclerc, Atac, Lidl and Aldi. There is also a good range of specialty
leather shops in La Richarde on the outskirts of Mazamet (direction Beziers).
The Pic de Nore, the highest point of the Montagne Noire at 1210m is easily
accessible by car from Mazamet - the rounded summit provides a fantastic
panoramic vista and fabulous photo opportunities.