Mazamet

A CITY OF HISTORY AND NATURE

Tucked at the foot of the Montagne Noire, midway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Mazamet is marked by a major industrial heritage. While the city currently is currently focusing on developing nature tourism, it has not forgotten its 19th century heyday, when Mazamet was a major center in the global wool industry. Traces of the past a visible in all the streets, mostyl the elegant and impressive mansions, testimonies of this golden time… They also tell the story of a beautiful reconversion.

AN INDUSTRIAL SAGA

As early as the 18th century, Mazamet was famous for its high quality fabrics; from the 19th century onwards, it became the world center of an innovative industrial process called “délainage”, that very quickly became essential to the leather industry. Today, you can follow the marked paths through the city and discover its industrial heyday, along its impressive mansions, witnesses of this golden time.

Photo de Laurent Frezouls

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