Mende tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mende in Lozere

Visit Mende: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: On the northern edge of the Cevennes National Park, Mende itself has a cathedral and other interesting sites to visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Mende. For detailed visitor information see the Mende travel guide.

Mende is situated in the Lozere department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Lozere department (general information: Mende is 490 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Marvejols at 17 km and Sainte-Enimie at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mende, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mende in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lozere

Map of places to visit near Mende

Markets in and near Mende

Market days in Mende: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Mende: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Bagnols-les-Bains: market Thursday (13km)
  • Marvejols: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Ispagnac: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Sainte-Enimie: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Le Pont du Montvert: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Villefort: market Thursday (36km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (36km)
  • Langogne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Severac-le-Chateau: market Thursday (40km)

More information about Mende, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Mende, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mende.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Tomple (38km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Lozère (22km)
  • Aven Armand (grotte) (35km)
  • Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux (35km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (37km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (44km)
  • Mont Aigoual (45km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (49km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • La Canourgue (24km)
  • Aumont-Aubrac (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc à loups du Gévaudan (wolves) (31km)
  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (32km)
  • Maison des vautours (vultures) (41km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mende

Canton: Mende

Arrondissement: Mende

Department: Lozere

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 48000

Distance to Mende

from Mende (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 490 km

from Calais: 726 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 324 km

from Strasbourg: 557 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Mende from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Badaroux, Balsieges, Brenoux, Chastel-Nouvel, Le Born and Saint-Bauzile.

This page in French: Visiter Mende