crisis in the leather/wool business once again pushed the Mazamétains
to react. Forgetting about the old antagonisms, Mazamet and Castres
first created the Castres-Mazamet District, which recently became
the Community of Urban centers, gathering about 20 cities in Tarn,
and giving back a new economical dynamism to the region, making it
the second employment basin of the area after Toulouse. The Community
of Urban Centers is endowed with outstanding means to attract new
companies, such as: an airport (2 round trips to Paris a day, 2 round
trips to Lyon a day); several "Pépinières d'Entreprises"
(company "training grounds" - 5 at all), among which the
"Espace ressources" (seat of the Community of Urban Centers),
which shelters high-tech companies, such as CGx,
and is connected to a high speed network.
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of the Counsil,
and a place for
young companies to grow...
Castle, next to the Bergerie where formal events may be hosted.
is a charming little city, which despite its size, has got such dynamic
structures, as an up to date cultural center, the "Espace Apollo"
(Movie theater/regular theater/exhibition hall, a Media library/Library,...
); National sports events (cycle race of the Black Mountain, Car rally
of the black mountain, "Laurent Jalabert" race,...); the
sans frontières" festival, which draws a huge crowd every
July; an important market twice a week on the central square (next
to the Town Hall); ...
entrance in Mazamet when coming from St
one view of the market
look of the city has changed greatly in the past 15 years:
"green tourism" has taken a more and more important part
in the economy of the place, the Black Mountain offering many possibilities
in hiking, discovering the Historical past, or simply resting next
to beautiful sites.
of Tourism: tel.: +33.563.61.27.07 / fax: +33.5220.127.116.11)