Mazamet – Montagne Noire – Thore Valley Property Guide
Gateway to the Languedoc Region
Find out about property and living around Mazamet and Montagne Noire including types of property and prices around Mazamet. If you are looking for Mazamet property for sale then search our large selection here…
Mazamet & Surrounding Area
The town of Mazamet lies in the south of the department of the Tarn in southern France, on the slopes of the Montagne Noir and on the banks of the Arnette River. Being situated almost on the border with the Languedoc region it offers a gateway to the south, to the Pyrénées and the Mediterranean Sea.
Mazamet is just 45 minutes from Carcassonne and just over an hour from Toulouse international airports.
Living In Mazamet
Mazamet was once the centre for the wool and tanning industry in France and was also the second largest French money exchange centre, having links with Continental Africa and South America. Today Mazamet is a quiet provincial town offering a range of civilised activities and French culture for everyone to enjoy
Mazamet has a wide range of shops and other facilities, and in the centre of the town you can enjoy a good selection of bars, cafés and restaurants.
There is market on three days a week in Mazamet
and once a week in Aussilon just 2km away which has the most wonderful variety of stalls with traders from France, Spain and North Africa.
On the outskirts of the town are the commercial zones, where the large supermarkets are situated, along with other useful large stores.
Places To Visit & Activities
Mazamet benefits from a great geographical at the foothills of the Montagne Noir which means that there is no shortage of places to go and things to do. The area is a veritable paradise for those interested in canoeing and other water sports and there are many paths of extraordinary beauty to enjoy casual or strenuous walks or cycle rides.
A short car ride will take you to the Lac des Montagnes an area of upland park surrounding a small lake (that you can swim in). Pic du Nore (1211mtrs / 3975ft approx.) with views to Carcasonne, the Pyrenees and the Mediteranean.
All the usual sporting activities are also available near or in the town, with swimming pools, golf, horse-riding and tennis nearby.
Mazamet is within easy reach of Carcassonne, Toulouse, Castres and Albi
Traditional houses and state of the art modernity
Mazamet is a town which successfully blends the old with the new, and nowhere is this more evident than in the differing types of architecture in the town. The attractive old stone and rendered houses beyond the tree-lined streets give a traditional feel, whilst there are also some state of the art contemporary buildings which bring the prosperity of the modern town sharply into focus.
Mazamet Property Prices
Mazamet, and its surrounding area can prove to be an excellent place to buy property, as the prices are reasonable and there is a good variety of desirable properties around including old, new build and land.
It is a close-knit market town but the area is relatively undiscovered. It boasts many stylish bourgeoise houses. Mazamet, and its surrounding area could prove to be an excellent place to buy property, as the prices are reasonable and there are a good variety of desirable properties around.
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