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
pl. Urbain-V F - 48000 Mende
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 F - 48000 Mende
Its wide arch is undoubtedly the reason why this bridge has withstood the elements for so long. With the roofs of the houses in «upturned keel or Philibert style», named for the architect, Philibert Delorme, it paints a pleasant picture.
7 Rue d'Aigues-Passes F - 48000 Mende
Legend has it that Louis Mandrin hid a fabulous treasure here. A Pietà (the «Virgin of Panets») is a reminder that a procession used to be made here to bless the bread.
Place Urbain V. F - 48000 MENDE
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. L. Arnault F - 48000 Mende
Enjoy regional cuisine with a focus on market produce at this pleasant restaurant. Dishes include tartare of seasonal vegetables and langoustine brochette, and Lozère beef fillet served with sautéed fresh mushrooms.
av. 11-Novembre F - 48000 Mende
hameau de Chabrits F - 48000 Chabrits
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.