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.
With its magnificent landscapes, gorges, plateaux, caves, lakes and rivers, the Cévennes is an ideal place for a host of land and water-based activities.
At the heart of this preserved and diverse landscape, the Cévennes National Park (which covers 80% of the department of Lozère), is the only French national park in a mid-mountainous region. It is a land of adventure of discovers spread over more than 300,000 hectares.
In the Lot valley, under the watchful eye of its impressive cathedral, Mende is a quintessential French town. Our hotel near the centre of town is ideally located to visit the capital of the former province of Gévaudan. The famous Notre-Dame and Saint-Privat cathedral was built in 1368, on the initiative of Pope Urban V, an Avignon Pope. It symbolises the power of the bishops and tells the story of the origins of the town of pilgrims that developed around the tomb of Saint Privat.
In the Middle Ages, it grew into a prosperous trading centre located between Languedoc and Auvergne.
Today, Mende is the capital of the département of Lozère. Its charming medieval streets and half-timbered houses make for a pleasant stroll. The Notre-Dame bridge, the only stone bridge in town, provides the perfect vantage point to see the superb roof designs of the houses on either side of the river.
Life here in the town is as calm as the river that flows through it.
Le site de l'office municipal du Tourisme de Mende