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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Mende

Protected by a ring of boulevards, Mende is the capital of the Gévaudan and the administrative centre of the Lozère department. An impressive cathedral watches over the town and its bustling producers' market on Saturday.

You will love wandering through the winding, narrow streets. They are lined with old houses that occasionally feature a lovely wooden door, a carved gate or an oratory.


Mende boasts a rich and long-standing architectural heritage. Discover its must-sees:

In Mende, you'll enjoy:  

  • Tracking down the Gévaudan Beast through the narrow streets with the treasure hunt Mende au cœur du mystère
  • Having fun on the local FFC-approved mountain bike trails Maps are available at the Tourist Information Centre
  • Walking along the Causses interpretation trail that leaves from the Foirail (4.5 km or 10.2 km circuits)
  • Taking a first microlight flight from the Mende-Brénoux airfield, where the final scene of the film “La Grande Vadrouille” was filmed.

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