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Villa Robinson

'Lac des Montagnès'

 

 

Within 30 minutes of Carcassonne, Villa Robinson is ideal for those who want to spend some time relaxing by the lake, the beach is only 50m away.

Most athletes prefer to walk the 130km of marked trails that go to the cottage or to jog on the fitness trail around the lake.

For fishermen, the lake is open to fishing even at night (carp) if you do not have a card, you could buy one for the week.

Hikers will enjoy the many paths that go with GR7, and even pick mushrooms, there are many in the region.

Thanks to its privileged location in the Villa Robinson, in Black Mountain, is the ideal starting point to discover the region and all its assets (Cited Carcassonne, vineyards ...)

Discover our paradise, just one hour from Toulouse or Beziers.

Lac des Montagnès

Holiday Rentals in Mazamet, Lake holidays in France, Gites to rent

Lake Montagnès manages the challenge of having both a natural and lesurely atmosphere.

In July and August, it is open for two months of swimming, the lake experiences it's largest attendance.

There is 300 meters of sandy beach, water games and a paddling pool for younger children. Not to mention the possibilities of refreshment, restoration and picnic areas scattered here and there around the lake.


A few meters from the beach, mini golf creates a shaded postion of attraction.

A 681 m above sea level, Lake Montagnès intends to retain its identity, dreams and laughter of children, activities within the majestic protected environment.

Holiday Rentals in Mazamet

 

Discover Mazamet

Mazamet is a lovely town located on the pathways to the Mediterranean Sea and the Massif Central: your home port within the Montagne Noire Mountains.

You will appreciate the calm of its floral streets surrounded by its forests and lakes. You will have the possibility to go hiking or cycling; the children, both young and old will be able to test their skills at games in the Maison du Bois et du Jouet and you will discover the captivating story of the Cathars at the lasting exhibition on Catharism at the Maison des Mémoires and in the medieval city of Hautpoul.

Mazamet is a paradox. Located on the North side of the Montagne Noire mountains; enclosed in sheer relief; razed at different times during religious wars, this town which, was normally so unassuming, experienced an exceptional industrial revolution in the middle of the 19th century. It became known far outside its national borders as far away as South Africa, Australia and China.

It started as a small fortified village called Hautpoul, founded by the Visigoths in the 5th century and martyrised by Simon de Montfort in 1212. Gradually Mazamet freed itself from its medieval shackles and settled permanently in the valley of the Arnette river in around the 16th century. Inspired by the ideas of the Reformation, the town developed a flourishing textile industry of great quality. But it was around 1850 that Mazamet sealed her fate when an industrial businessman called Pierre-Elie HOULES imported sheep skins from Argentina and perfected an extremely simple technique of separating the lamb’s wool from the skin. For the next 100 years, an economic and financial miracle overtook Mazamet. Nevertheless this technique called “Délainage” was only the hidden side of an enormous iceberg that turned Mazamet into a pioneer in international business. The town transformed into a hive of activity where people called 'saquetous' - because they had samples in small bags, bags meaning 'sac ' in French. - brokers , businessmen and workers kept themselves busy nearly day and night, and where the branches of the trees turned white with wool taken from 'bourras'.

Territory

Nature and man succeeded in sculpting a frontier region here where waters hesitate between the Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Explore the lakes and peaks, the forests and limestone plateaux, the roads and paths, and those welcoming villages and authentic hamlets all around Mazamet, which are united by the "Vent d'Autan" and by the same fate, even those enjoying a little corner of the Montagne Noire like Aussillon for example, where the first lamb skins coming from La Plata were treated and which, with its old medieval village vestiges (wash-house, castle door) and modern church "Notre Dame de Bonnecousse" are easy to discover.

Saint Amans Soult, fortified town from the 13th century, whose forests shelter the secrets of the old glassblowers and where Jean de Dieu Soult, an Empire Marshall under Napoleon the 1st, was born in 1769.

And Aiguefonde, jealously hiding its splendid 15th Century castle and French style gardens, not to mention its famous Sirven's well, the history of which still echoes in a region strongly marked by religious wars.

Or those better exposed to sunlight, such as:

Pont de l'Arn and Bout du Pont de l'Arn both spreading out where the Gorges de l'Arn (or Banquet) opens out, with its steep paths and its GR36 walk, and one of the best known Midi-Pyrenees golf courses : La Barouge.

And Payrin-Augmontel, with the origins of the Ardorel Abbey, that stretches out to Castres as far as the Peak of Madeleine and which gains its originality thanks to the limestone plateau nearby which houses rare plant species.

Share with the inhabitants the top moments of the year – petanque competitions, jumble sales, lotto, carnivals and funfairs – that all reinforce the villagers' identity.

Holiday Rentals in Mazamet