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Mazères - charming and historic with modern amenities

The pretty bastide town of Mazères is uniquely placed for easy access from the airports and railway stations of both Toulouse and Carcassonne. This makes it a great location for a second home, as it's so easy to access from the UK. Charmingly historic and typically Toulousain in style and architecture, the town retains a mediaeval air, yet has all home comforts and modern amenities. It also enjoys a lovely riverside setting.

Heritage of Mazères

Mazères is a bastide town, and still follows the typical pattern of these distinctive "mediaeval new towns". Many of the houses are built in the same distinctive pink brick as Toulouse, and also display the local style of pebble designs in their walls. Some have external timbers betraying their mediaeval origins. The most important buildings in Mazères are the church and the 16th century Hotel Ardouin (housing an excellent museum now). The natural heritage includes the ponds and wetlands known as the Field Of Birds and the River l'Hers.

Shops and amenities in Mazères

Mazères has plenty of shops, and also a charming street market that takes place on Wednesdays. Then there's a cinema, bars and several good restaurants, so you can enjoy the local delicacies. Mazères also has doctors, schools and a pharmacy, so all the basics are covered.

Activities on offer in the area

Mazères's location means that you have a massive choice of activities open to you. Head into the Pyrénées and go skiing or climbing, or head for the gorges and try your hand at white water rafting or canyoning. Pop down to the Med for glorious beaches, oysters and seaside fun, or just stick around the locality and go horse-riding, cycling or wine tasting. Carcassonne has a lovely golf course, if golf is your addiction.

Discover nearby towns and take a boat trip on the Canal du Midi

There are so many fascinating places to visit near to Mazères that you can guarantee something to please everyone. Take a day to visit Toulouse, which has everything from art galleries and museums to designer shopping, gourmet dining and a lively nightlife. Then there's stunning Carcassonne, with its old walled city and friendly more modern areas, again, great for shopping and restaurants. Mirepoix is another gorgeous bastide town oozing atmosphere, or pop along to the "most beautiful village" of Camon, with its lovely abbey. If you like cassoulet, you simply have to head for Castelnaudary which is the famed home of this iconic dish. Castelnaudary is also on the banks of the beautiful Canal du Midi, and you can take a boat trip to explore the area from the water.

How to get to Mazères

You can arrive by air or TGV in Toulouse or Carcassonne, both within an hour of Mazères. Driving is easy as the town lies beside the A66 auto route, on the D624.

Property prices and availability in and around Mazères

Property in the Ariège can be really cheap, especially compared with much of the south of France. Mazères offers all types of property from elegant old town houses to farms in the countryside.

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WHERE IS Mazères?

Mazères is situated in the south-west of France. It lies in the very north of the Ariège department.

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Population: 3,372

Access: By air: Fly to Toulouse or Carcassonne direct from the UK. By rail: The TGV runs to both the above cities. By road: The town is found on the D624.

Economy: The economy is mainly agricultural. Small commerce is present.

Interesting fact: Mazères sits on a territory that was occupied in pre-historic times.

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