My Mazamet

Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

Mazamet, then and now



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.


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

15 comments on “Mazamet, then and now

  1. john zande
    October 22, 2016

    What type of tree are they in the first photo?


  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?

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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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