Montpellier is the capital city of the Herault department, Occitanie (formerly called Languedoc-Roussillon). It used to be a fishing village many years ago, now it’s a cool town with a hip vibe. The sun shines pretty much from spring through autumn and then some – 300 days a year on average of sun. There’s no […]
There are so many reasons to visit this largely undiscovered heritage town in the Tarn – not least of all because it’s home to one of the top luxury B&Bs in France and we all deserve a little luxury now and again. Mazamet is nestled at the edge of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) with […]
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Producing over 7 billion bottles of wine each year French wine making is big business. Along with neighbours Spain and Italy, their wines account for 50% of the world’s total wine exports. With viniculture in France dating to the 6th century BC there’s a lot of history and heritage in every bottle. But, look beyond […]
France is an all year round destination offering something for everyone. When we think of winter in France, we generally think of skiing in the Alps or the Pyrenees. But, there is so much more to this fascinating country at this time of the year. If you are a lover of myths and enchanting stories […]
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France is known the world over for its food. Every town and city offers its own delicacy, produces its own cheese and has recipes passed down through the generations that have led to its identity. Historically the local bistro was a focal point where French classic dishes from bœuf bourguignon to Blanquette du veau, baba […]
Mazamet is in the Tarn, south of France. It’s a place of dramatic natural beauty, of soaring mountains and floral pastures, lakes and hilltop villages. So, what is there to do in and around Mazamet? That’s a question guests often ask before booking a stay at La Villa de Mazamet and owners Peter and Mark told […]
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Deep in the south of France, nestled in the foot of the stunning Montagne Noire mountain range, which divides the departments of the Tarn from the Aude, sits Mazamet. And, nestled in Mazamet is the exquisite Villa de Mazamet, the No. 1 B&B in France on Trip Advisor… France’s leading luxury B&B Mazamet isn’t your […]
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For fabulous food themed holidays in France and gorgeous gites with an olive flavour – look no further, we’ve got you covered! Divine olive vineyard visits Olive trees have been grown in France for around 2,500 years. They were introduced by the Greeks who landed in Marseille, the oldest city in France. Homer called it […]
Discover a stunning retreat in a centuries old farm-hamlet. A secret spot and special hide away in the gorgeous Tarn-et-Garronne department in southwest France – it’s the perfect place to relax and re-energise… The Happy Hamlet rustic retreat “It’s a place to love what you do and do what you love” says Suska Karjalainen who […]