Things to see and do - Mende
Unmissable tourist sites
Mende Travel guide
Mende : Michelin's recommendations
Mende gives the impression of a large rural town hidden behind a ring of boulevards, which seems to have eluded time. It holds the record as the département administration centre with the lowest population in France. It is true to say that serenity is a byword here, far from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary world. Wandering along the winding streets, lined with austere façades, occasionally catching a glimpse of a decorated doorway or a small shrine, is extremely pleasant.
Tourist attractions Mende : Things to see and do
The interior of this cathedral has been rebuilt several times (notably after the attack by the Protestants on Christmas Eve 1579). Its three naves are flanked by 15 side chapels. Note the different kinds of wood panelling, the Aubusson tapestries and..
r. du Pont-Notre-Dame
The broad span of this bridge is undoubtedly the reason why it has withstood the elements for so long. Against the backdrop of houses with roofs in upturned-keel or "Philibert" style (named after the architect Philibert Delorme), it paints ..
7 r. d'Aigues-Passes
N°7 rue d'Aigues-Passes is a 17C house with false balustrading at its windows. A famous 18C outlaw named Mandrin supposedly hid a fabulous treasure here. A statue of the Virgin (the "Virgin of Panets") is a reminder that a procession blessi..
9, Boulevard Théophile Roussel F - 48000 Mende
Bordering Cévennes National Park, this 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and rooms with an LCD TV. It is a 5-minute walk from Mende Cathedral and a 30-minute drive from the A75, which goes directly to Millau. The rooms at Hôtel Urbain V are deco..
2 avenue du 11 novembre F - 48000 Mende
This family-run hotel is situated in the heart of France near the Tarn Gorges, the National Park of Cevennes and the Aubrac region. It features a spa center offering massages and beauty treatments, an indoor swimming pool heated at 28 degrees and sau..
9 Bd Lucien Arnault F - 48000 Mende
Hotel de France is housed in a former coaching inn and is located on the edge of Mende’s town centre. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Mende Cathedral. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom and TV. Hotel de France’s resta..
9 boulevard Lucien-Arrnault F - 48000 Mende
The chef concocts good market cuisine that showcases produce from the terroir , and the competent and motivated team makes this a hugely enjoyable experience. Try dishes such as langoustine gratin, julienne vegetables and low-fat Béarnaise sauce, or..
Hameau de Chabrits F - 48000 Mende
A gourmet restaurant situated on the site of an old saffron farm in the Gévaudan foothills. Enjoy seasonal cuisine in a fresh, colourful dining room. Cheese and wine from the region take pride of place on the menu.
avenue du 11-Novembre F - 48000 Mende