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Life at № 42

Mazamet, then and now

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The Napoleon III building on Boulevard de Lattre de Tassigny is getting a face lift. It was for sale when we moved here, but the sign soon disappeared. I wonder if it’s turning back into a single family home, into apartments or into some sort of business? I remember the advertisement said it was ideal for apartments or offices.

Aren’t the children in the first picture fantastic? I wonder if one of them was a resident of number 42? We’re just a few houses down on the other side of the street.

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we’re the wall with the ivy

and here are some pictures of the neighbourhood. If you look closely at the 2nd picture you can get a glimpse of number 42 hiding to the left of Maison Vialars

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15 comments on “Mazamet, then and now

  1. john zande
    October 22, 2016

    What type of tree are they in the first photo?

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  2. Sirius Bizinus
    October 22, 2016

    I can’t believe people put their cocks in windows for strangers to photograph. Things are done differently in France, I suppose. 🙂

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  3. Helen Devries
    October 22, 2016

    Various styles of architecture on view….is that one fourth down on the right a Basque style or something more local?

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    • It’s somewhat surreal. And yes, it is Basque. Or Neo-Basque? And there are stranger things. There’s a hacienda style mansion, some unusual art-deco and mid century affairs. And some of those turn of the century villas that mix 10 different styles.

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