The Pont Roupt hotel is the ideal place to stay in Mende to discover the region and its culture. Located in the heart of a well-preserved, wild natural region, the capital of former province of Gévaudan is just three hours from Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse, and less than two hours from Montpellier and Clermont-Ferrand. Enjoy your weekend or holiday in Lozère to take time out and appreciate the beautiful landscapes, visit the charming villages and make the most of the leisure activities on offer.
The Lozère region is a destination of choice to discover on a romantic trip, with your family or with friends. A haven for nature lovers, the Cévennes is home to a range of animal parks such as the Gévaudan wolf park, the Bisons of Europe reserve, and the Vulture centre to name a few.
The region is also dotted with picturesque villages such as Saint-Enimie, La Garde-Guérin, Nasbinals, and the spa towns of Bagnols-les-Bains and La Chaldette.
Our hotel, 5 minutes from the centre of Mende on the banks of the Lot, is the ideal place to discover the town which has developed around a monumental gothic cathedral, with its medieval streets. There are a range of activities on offer nearby, including an open-air swimming pool in summer, fishing, hunting, water sports, hiking and cycling, mountain biking, climbing, caving, adventure courses, horse riding and even down-hill and cross country skiing in the south of the Massif Central (Mont-Lozère station is just 30 km from Mende).
Located between the Massif Central and the Languedoc plains, the peak of Mont Lozère is the highest point of the Cévennes national park at an altitude of 1,700m. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Natural sites include the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, the Aven Armand and Dargilan caves, the Nîmes-le-Vieux rock formations, the Aigoual mountains and the Bramabiau abyss, the Bondons (les Puechs and Eschino d’aze), and the Païolive woods in Ardèche.
There are also some great walks, such as the famous GR 70 that Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson took through the Cévennes back in 1878 and described in his book, “Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes”.
For more information, visit the Maison du Parc visitor centre in the château of Florac en Lozère.