Panorama of Mazamet

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 43°29′34″N 2°22′27″E / 43.4928°N 2.3742°E / 43.4928; 2.3742Coordinates: 43°29′34″N 2°22′27″E / 43.4928°N 2.3742°E / 43.4928; 2.3742
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Mazamet
Intercommunality Castres–Mazamet
  Mayor (20142020) Olivier Fabre
Area1 72.08 km2 (27.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 12,350
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81163 / 81200
Elevation 213–1,176 m (699–3,858 ft)
(avg. 241 m or 791 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mazamet (Masamet in Occitan) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

It is the second-largest component of the Castres-Mazamet metropolitan area.


Mazamet is situated on the northern slope of the Montagne Noire and on the Arnette, a small tributary of the Thoré, which forms the commune's northern border.

Map of Mazamet and its surrounding communes


Mazamet is an industrial town. Numerous establishments are employed in wool-spinning and in the manufacture of swan-skins and flannels, and clothing for troops, and hosiery, and there are important tanneries and leather-dressing, glove and dye works. Extensive commerce is carried on in wool and raw hides from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, and South Africa (Cape Colony).


Tour de France

Mazamet was the start for Stage 14 in the 2007 Tour de France, finishing on the top of Plateau de Beille. The stage was won by Alberto Contador, who later went on to win the Tour.

Twin towns

Mazamet is twinned with:

See also


  1. "Rybnik Official Website - Twin Towns". Urząd Miasta Rybnika. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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