La Villa de Mazamet at Dusk

A fantastic combination of quality, style and friendliness in one place

Tony & Nicola, Wellingborough

Frequently Asked Questions

Rooms & Facilities

When is La Villa de Mazamet open?

La Villa opens from April 1st to October 31st annually

What are the differences between the room types?

Full details of the types of rooms and their facilities can be found here.

How many people can each room accommodate?

Each room can have either single or double occupancy, we are not able to provide additional beds in the guestrooms.

Do you accept children?

We welcome children over the age of 14 years old who will be required to occupy their own bedroom.

Is there a minimum length of stay?

From May 1st to October 31st we operate a minimum two-night stay.

Do you offer exclusive use of La Villa?

Yes, La Villa is available throughout the year for exclusive (private) use for up to 14 guests – exclusive use means that only you and your guests will have access to La Villa during your reserved period. If you would like to enquiry about exclusive use please email info@villademazamet.com

Do you accept pets?

With the exception of assistance dogs, we do not accept any pets or other animals.

Do you have air conditioning?

The rooms at La Villa are light & airy with shutters & black-out curtains on all windows to help keep out the sun and the rooms cool. Our rooms are not air-conditioned but we provide fans on request during the summer. During the winter months we have log fires in the reception rooms & restaurants and the house has central heating.

Can we do laundry?

We do not offer a self-service laundry but are happy to launder a mixed-bag of laundry for just 15 €. The items are returned un-pressed although an iron & ironing board are provided in each bedroom.

Is the swimming pool heated?

The swimming pool is open between Easter and the middle of October from 10am – 7pm and is heated by the sun! During this period, the temperatures range between 20 and 30 degrees.

What other facilities are there at La Villa de Mazamet?

In addition to the pool & gardens, inside La Villa we have two guest lounges, a small library, over 200 DVD movies, table d'hôtes restaurant and Le Petit Spa with a sauna, Jacuzzi & massages. Find out more here.

If WiFi available?

Free WiFi is available throughout La Villa, we provide you with a password when you check in.

Can we have dinner at La Villa de Mazamet?

Yes, we offer a four-course table d'hôtes menu six nights each week at 8pm (except Wednesdays). We will ask you in advance if you would like to dine on the night you arrive with us, thereafter we ask you at breakfast for that respective evening.

What do you mean by a table d'hôtes menu?

Table d'hôtes literally translates as "table of the host" and is a fixed menu without choice. Our menu consists of four courses: starter, main, cheese selection & pudding – you may see our sample menus here. The price of the menu is 32.50 €, wines and other beverages are charged separately.

Are there places to eat within walking distance of La Villa?

Yes, there are a selection of restaurants that we can suggest on nights you do not choose to eat at La Villa (and on Wednesdays when we do not serve dinner). Commonly, restaurants open for lunch from noon until 2pm and from 7pm – 9.30pm for dinner.

Can we have lunch at La Villa de Mazamet?

Although we do not serve lunch, from noon until 4pm daily we offer a "Poolside Platter" of charcuterie, cheese, bread, olives, etc. For those who prefer a more substantial lunch, we are happy to recommend places to eat on your day out or within walking distance of La Villa.

Do you cater for special diets?

In most cases, yes. We ask you in advance if you have any specific allergies or dislikes.

Can we consume our own food & drink?

La Villa de Mazamet is a full-service B&B with an extensive reasonably-priced drinks & wine list, available throughout the day. We do not permit the consumption of items not purchased from us in the public areas nor garden. We also do not permit eating of cooked/hot food in the bedrooms.

Do you offer smoking rooms?

La Villa de Mazamet offers a complete smoking-free environment which includes all of the interior rooms, garden & pool area. Guests who wish to smoke are requested to do so outside of our main gates.

Reserving & Payment

How can I check availability & make a booking?

You can either use our online booking form or if you have a general enquiry you may use our contact form, email info@villademazamet.com or call us on
+33 (0)563 979 033

What deposit do I need to pay?

A 25% deposit is taken to confirm your reservation; this may be made by Visa, MasterCard or debit card, French cheque or bank transfer. For reservations for the next calendar year, deposits are taken in the January.

What is your cancelation policy?

If you cancel your reservation up to 30 days prior to arrival your deposit will be refunded. Within 30 days, your deposit will not be refunded, unless we are able to resell the room for an equal amount. If you cancel your reservation within 7 days of your arrival, we reserve the right to charge a further 25% of the total cost of your stay to your credit card, unless we are able to resell the reserved bedroom for an equal or greater value.

If you checkout part way through your stay, the remaining nights will be charged in full; if we are able to re-sell the room, for nights cancelled, a refund will be made . A "no-show" is regarded as a failure to arrive before 11pm, without notification, on the date reserved whereupon we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the full duration of your stay.

It is the responsibility of each guest to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the eventuality of the costs incurred by their cancellation. We are happy to supply written evidence of your reservation and any deposits made should these be requested by your insurance provider.
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Do you accept credit cards?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and most debit cards (we do not accept American express nor Diners due to the high levels of commission and delayed payment from these).

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, we can supply a bespoke gift certificate for any special occasion and either mail the certificate to you or the recipient direct. Please email us info@villademazamet.com

Directions, Parking & Access

Where is La Villa located?

La Villa is located just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Mazamet, a traditional market town in the Department of the Tarn (region of the Midi-Pyrenees). Mazamet is located within 2 hours of five international airports and equal distance between the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Albi (north) and Carcassonne (south). Click here for further information.

Is there plenty to see & do in and around Mazamet?

Whether you like the great outdoors, visiting medieval villages, enjoying a glass of wine at a vineyard, or playing golf... there really is something for everyone in and around Mazamet. On our website we provide some ideas of things to do within Mazamet, within 15 mins and for a day out.

We are more than happy to suggest places to see and have a host of information when you arrive, together with itineraries & maps for days-out (including great places to stop for lunch). Mazamet also has a very good Office du Tourisme which is open year-round.

Is La Villa open all year?

La Villa is open from 1st April until 31st October.

Do I need to hire a car?

Whist you can reach La Villa by Train (from Toulouse) or pre-arranged taxi from Carcassonne, we do advise car hire to make the most of your break to get out & about to explore the area around Mazamet.

Driving in France is often a pleasure as the roads are much less crowded than in most other countries and La Villa de Mazamet recommends Carhire3000.

If you are coming for a short break and do not want to hire a car, transport from the airport can be arranged (approximately 50 € from Carcassonne and 100 € from Toulouse).

Do you have parking?

La Villa de Mazamet is located in a quiet residential area with free on-street parking directly outside of our main gates. We do not provide parking on the premises but are happy to store items (like boxes of wine & golf clubs) in our garage during your stay. Details of parking can be found here (pdf).

Is La Villa de Mazamet suitable for those with mobility issues?

As there are steps from the garden into the house and stairs to all bedrooms, La Villa de Mazamet is not suitable for those with reduced mobility or a disability that prevents using stairs.

What time may we arrive?

The earliest time of arrival is 4pm. If possible, we ask guests to arrive between 4pm and 7.30pm. If you travel plans dictate a later arrival, please let us know in advance (just as we will be looking after dinner guests after this time and want to ensure we can settle you in and offer you a complimentary welcome drink).

Why are we not able to arrive before 4pm?

To ensure that we are able to run La Villa to a high standard, with a personalised service, we need to have some down-time ourselves too in the early afternoon. We want to be able to welcome guests, show you around, offer a complimentary drink and answer your questions when you arrive with us – so we ask guests to please respect our 4pm (onwards) arrival time.

What is the latest time we may depart?

Departure time is by 11am.

If there is a question not covered above, please do not hesitate to use our enquiry form here.