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Mende tourism and travel guide

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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

Mende is situated in the Lozere department and Occitanie region.

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.

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

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!

Cevennes National Park

Cevennes National Park

National Parc at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gard department

The varied landscapes of the Cevennes National Park are famous as the...

See Cevennes National Park guide
Marvejols

Marvejols

at 17 km (direction west)

The quiet regional town of Marvejols has several interesting historic monuments to...

See Marvejols guide
Sainte-Enimie

Sainte-Enimie

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

Sainte-Enimie is the most extensive, and perhaps the most...

See Sainte-Enimie guide
Castelbouc

Castelbouc

at 20 km (direction south)

The tiny village of Castelbouc, in the Gorges du Tarn, is...

See Castelbouc guide
 
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Montbrun

Montbrun

at 20 km (direction south)

The small but very pretty village of Montbrun is at the eastern...

See Montbrun guide
Saint-Chely-du-Tarn

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn is in an idyllic spot within the western...

See Saint-Chely-du-Tarn guide
Florac

Florac

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

Both the surrounding scenery and the town centre of Florac...

See Florac guide
Le Pont de Montvert

Le Pont de Montvert

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of Le Pont-de-Montvert is one of the prettiest...

See Le Pont de Montvert guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 28 km (direction north-west)

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide
Gorges du Tarn

Gorges du Tarn

Scenery at 30 km (direction south-west)

The cliffs and deep wooded slopes of the Gorges du Tarn...

See Gorges du Tarn guide
Les loups du Gevaudan

Les loups du Gevaudan

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

The Loups de Gevaudan park is a chance to see wolves...

See Les loups du Gevaudan guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east)

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the...

See La Garde-Guerin guide
Meyrueis

Meyrueis

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The small rivers that meet in the centre of the town and...

See Meyrueis guide
Severac-le-Chateau

Severac-le-Chateau

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The highlights here in Severac-le-Chateau include the castle and the ancient vaulted...

See Severac-le-Chateau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mende

 
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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)

Hotels near Mende

More information about Mende, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Mende, France

What to do at Mende? 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)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

 
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Geography and distances

Mende is in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Lozere department (general information: Mende is 490 kilometres from Paris).

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

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