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Mende Office de tourisme
Hotel de Ville, off Place Charles de Gaulle Mende

Tel:+33 (0)4 66 94 00 23
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Mende is a tranquil haven situated on the river Lot.  The capital of the Lozere department it is a great base for exploring the Vallee de Lot and the Gorges du Tarn with their infinite opportunities for boating, caneoing, walking, cycling and riding.  La Margeride is a high granite plateau of pine forests and stone villages and makes an ideal playground for outdoor activities.   

It doesn't take long to explore Mende.  However, there are some real gems including the Cathedrale Notre Dame with its impressive stained glass windows and 14th century twin towers.  Outside the cathedral you'll find charm in the narrow medieval streets and Renaissance houses.   


What to See - Mende Attractions

Walking & cycling in the Gorges du Tarn
Office de tourisme in Ste-Enimie, in the town hall, 48210
take your pick from walks and cycle tracks that cater for all needs
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter - Mid Sep | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 48 53 44

Horse riding in Cavalcatore
2km N of Ispagnac,
discover this wild countryside on horseback
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call to book | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 44 22 21

Tourist office in Florac for Cevennes activities
Office de tourisme, ave Jean Monestier, Florac 48400
, caving, riding, kayaking, gliding, cycling…
| Opening Times: Open daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 45 01 14

Canoe Paradan
Ste-Enimie, W of Florac, 48210
kayak & canoe descents on the river Tarn
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call to book | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 48 56 90

Maison du Parc National des Cevennes
Château de Florac, Florac 48400
all you need to know for walking in the superb Cevennes National Park
| Opening Times: Easter-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 49 53 01

Reserve de Bisons d'Europe
Above village of Ste-Eulalie in Margeride, NW of les Bouviers
guided tour of reserve for free roaming bison brought from Poland
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 31 40 40

Les Bouviers, La Margeride
N106 N of Mende and NE at Serverette for D5,
a good starting point for hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing
| Opening Times: Mid Dec-Mid Nov | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 47 41 54

Parc du Gevaudan
7km N of Marvejols,
a wolf park funded by the Brigitte Bardot foundation with different species living in semi-liberty
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Feb-Dec | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 32 09 22