Top 5
picnic areas

We all agree that there’s nothing better to enjoy a picnics in the countryside, with cold meats, cheeses, seasonal fruits, breads and wines * in a place with a certain charm. So let yourself be enchanted by the magic of these unique places in the Castres-Mazamet area, Here are our 5 favourite areas – yet all number 1!!:

* alcohol abuse is dangerous to your health

Lac des Montagnès Mazamet, sentier de randonnée parcours sportif tour du lac


Lac des Montagnès picnic area, Mazamet

At the top of our hit parade, and in the Montagne Noire, is this idyllic place: you can picnic on tables but also at the water’s edge, feet in the sand or in the shade of a beautiful tree, with a sublime view of the lake. The natural setting of the area offers you the most beautiful vistas here for the pleasure of each sense: picture postcard landscapes, birdsong, wild flora, mountain air … We escape and we fill up with positive energy!

Note that it is possible to go for a walk around the lake, to swim and that games for children are nearby.


Picnic area of the Domaine d'En Laure, Labruguière

In pole position we also find this bucolic space, located in the heart of a peaceful domain with a body of water, ideal for fishing, tree-lined areas and picnic area with barbecues and games for children. The “top of the top” remains the possibility of accommodation in chalets on the estate and the fact that several hiking departures are offered on the site. Slowly we forget the daily grind and take advantage of the present moment.


Pré de la Garrigue picnic area, Aiguefonde

Another gem of our ranking with this area with a pastoral atmosphere and generous natural setting, located not far from the hamlet of Saint-Alby, in the heart of the Montagne Noire.

Let yourself be seduced by its landscapes with mountain charms. Thus, far from any civilisation, in the open air we let ourselves be won-over by this peaceful atmosphere, we breathe, we gain a sweet life …

It should be noted that in addition to the traditional tables, the site has its own barbecues, a children’s playground and a fitness trail.


Gourjade picnic area, Castres

A small paradise of leisure and freshness, the Gourjade Park is in a way the green lungs of the town of Castres, and another number 1 on our list. A site dedicated to relaxation, sport and outdoor activities, it is of course possible to picnic on tables provided for this purpose. This picnic area is located in a rather shady and charming part of this immense park (53 hectares). You can then take advantage of the many activities on offer (fitness trail, golf, boat ride, games for children, mini farm, etc.). Ideal for gently recharging your batteries!


Espace Lo Bruguet picnic area in Payrin

We also find at the top of our minds, and in the head of some lovers of the Mazamétain area, this picnic area located at the exit of the village of Payrin: here tranquility is king, well-being is king … At the edge of a pond is a small kingdom apart in the Mazamétan area. There are games for children, an observatory for birds, walking paths …

So you don’t have to be a picnic prince to succumb to the charm of this beautiful space!

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