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
7 Rue d'Aigues-Passes F - 48000 Mende
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 blessing the sac..
place 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..
rue Basse F - 48000 Mende
They used to clean the hides with quick lime, hence the name.
9, Boulevard Théophile Roussel F - 48000 Mende
Prix Prices from : 68 €
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..
Place Urbain V. 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..
av. 11-Novembre F - 48000 Mende
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.