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Welcome to our July E-Newsletter

Bonjour from Mazamet !  

We are now officially in the second half of our 2014 season, we can't believe how fast 2014 is going.

July has been a fantastic month for us at La Villa and the Town with so much going on from 350 musicians in an international marching band competition, to Bastille day fireworks, the start of the summer March� du Producteurs and the roar of 250 engines during the Montagne Noire Rallye - it has all been happening !

We managed to head over the mountains for lunch last weekend to the village of Aragon and the wonderful Michelin Star "La Bergerie" - well worth a visit for lunch or dinner whilst staying with us and fantastic value too (if you are landing in Carcassonne and would like a great lunch on route to La Villa - look no further!)

As we move into August the summer activities continue with the annual Medieval Festival in Hautpoul, the on going Monday night food markets  (March� du Producteurs) - boat trips on the Canal du Midi or just lazing by the pool, there really is something for everyone here in SW France.

In this edition of our E-Newsletter we have a recipe for delicious Flan de Legumes; some late August & September availability; we open our 2015 membership for "Les Amis de La Villa" and detail a great "Best of Both Worlds" offer to stay at La Villa and The Little Hideaway next year.

Thanks for reading, following us on Twitter & liking us on Facebook - it is very much appreciated.

Late Availability & Special Offers at La Villa


Bet it later this year or in 2015 - read on to find some great specials offers to entice you to (or back to) La Villa.


August 22nd -27th  


We have some pockets of availability during these five-nights so why not email us and see what's available for a last-minute summer getaway?


August 31st - September 3rd & September 7th-10th


Our Superior bedrooms are available between these dates - take 10% off nights one & two and then our usual 20 "Stay & Save" discount from the third night onwards.


October Offer


Between October 15th & 30th we have a very special offer where you can book one room and get another free - so ideal for introducing your friends to La Villa!


Available in either our Superior or Superior Balcony bedrooms, for a minimum of three nights, on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis and your friends stay for free (and just pay for dinner).


Email us now to check prices & availability


Stay & Play - if you like golf, this is a great special offer for you to get into the swing at our local club. Stay two nights, enjoy two dinners and play a round of Golf at Mazamet's La Barouge from just 365 € for two.


Stay & Spa - a great way to re-charge your batteries, relax and return home refreshed!  Spend two nights at La Villa with dinner on both evenings, 2 hours exclusive use of Le Petit Spa and your choice of two 60 minute massages - all from just 465 € for two.


2015 - it's never to early to plan next year's holiday!


We know that many guests like to plan their holiday well ahead, so why not take advantage of this special early booking offer for 2015?


Book any stay during our 2015 season by August 31st and take advantage of our 2014 prices and no deposit until January 31st 2015.


Don't forget - here at La Villa our prices include breakfast, unlimited WiFi access & a complimentary welcome drink.


To check availability for any of our special offers or late availability, please Email or visit the Special Offers page on our website for more details: Special Offers



"Best of Both Worlds"  Offer


From Easter weekend 2015 why not treat yourself to our "Best of Both Worlds" offer and stay at both La Villa de Mazamet and The Little Hideaway?


The seven night package, available April, May, Sept & October combines a three night stay at La Villa with a four night stay at The Little Hideaway.


Based on staying in a Superior bedroom at La Villa for three nights and four nights at The Little Hideaway - for an inclusive price of 900 €


For further details on The Little Hideaway's amenities, please click HERE or email us to check availability for your chosen dates for this great opening offer.


Les Amis de La Villa - 2015 Membership Now Open!


Each year, from August until the end of October, we invite guests to become a "Les Amis de La Villa" (Friends of La Villa) 


As a member you receive a number of exclusive benefits here, including: 


  • Booking for the following calendar year at the current year's prices
  • No deposit on future reservations
  • Free upgrade to the next room category on arrival*
  • 10% discount on any dinners
  • 10% discount on any wine & drinks 
  • 10% discount on any massages & use of Le Petit Spa
  • ...and for 2015 - enjoy 10% off any week-long stay at The Little Hideaway

To apply for membership, please send us an email (subject box "Les Amis Application") and include your full postal address so that we may send you a welcome letter an your personal Les Amis membership card.


PLEASE NOTE - membership is only available to previous guests of La Villa. If you have joined in a previous year, your membership is continuous and you need not apply again or 2014.  


* subject to availability, if we are unable to upgrade you, you will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival


Help us reach 1,000 !                         


We are in a mission here at La Villa to end 2014 on a highpoint with 500 "likes" on our Facebook page and our 500th Trip Advisor review - can you help us?


Even if you stayed a while ago and have not had time, as yet, to add a Trip Advisor review now's your chance - click HERE to see our latest reviews and add your own...


....and if you use Facebook, which we update most days with news & information, please "Like" us and share with your friends. click HERE to see our page.

"Flan de Legumes"


We tasted these at a local restaurant last summer and the chef kindly emailed the recipe which I have adapted slightly. They make a great accompaniment to many dishes and a delicious alternative to a side-serving of veg too. (You can vary the ingredients to suit what you are serving it with).


You do need good quality silicon mould - I use one that has nine mini tin-loaf shaped moulds (which we also use for our breakfast banana breads!).


Ingredients (for 10-12)


1 large carrot

2 sweet potato

1 onion (or a bunch of chopped chives)

1 courgette

5 eggs

100 ml (approx.) of cream and 100 ml (approx.) of milk

Freshly ground salt & pepper 


Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees - (remove one shelf/rack from you oven first).


Grate all of the veg and place in a large mixing bowl, season generously with salt & pepper and mix well to combine (you can also add some spices, like ground cumin, depending on what you are serving the flans with).


Beat the eggs in a measuring jug and make the volume up to one pint (approx. 570 ml) with single cream & milk - season with salt & pepper.


{To make things easier, place your silicon mould on top of the oven shelf/rack removed from the oven as the moulds are difficult to place in the oven on their own when filled with a liquid}


Using a spoon, fill each of your moulds with the grated veg and pour over the egg mixture. Bake for 45 mins, remove from the oven and place your moulds on a cooling rack and remove to serve.


You can make these up to 24 hours in advance and re-heat for 10 min at 200 degrees on a lined baking tray.


Bon App�tit !


We look forward to welcoming new guests and old friends to La Villa de Mazamet in 2014. As always - please get in touch with us via Email if you would like any further information, rates or to check availability; you can also keep up to date via our Website
Please remember, if you have time, to forward onto a friend, like us on Facebook, or give us a RT on Twitter #villademazamet - it all helps us spread the word !

With kind regards

Peter & Mark
La Villa de Mazamet, 4 rue Pasteur, 81200-MAZAMET, France
 T: +33 (0)5 63 97 90 33
July 2014
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Recipe - Flan de Legumes