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Here comes summer!

Summer entertainment

Every summer, the city of Mende organizes activities
and events for all audiences.
Between weekly meetings (visits, concerts, etc.)
and major summer events,
you will have a choice. Happy summer everyone!

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The essentials

Festival 48è de rue (48th street)

It often marks the start of the summer festivities with a very extensive “In” and “Off” entertainment program.

“Les guinguettes fermières”

Evening / picnic with musical entertainment.
Presence of local producers (raw vegetables, cold meats, grilled meats, cheeses, breads and cakes, beers and wines), entertainment for the whole family under the rhythms of music.
Possibility to eat the products purchased on site, take your cutlery and plates.

Organized by the City of Mende.

The Marvejols-Mende half-marathon.

La légende des courses sur route à découvrir parmi les participants (en courant ou en marchant) ou sur le bord de la route car l’ambiance est là !

The legend of running races on road to be discovered among the participants (running or walking) or on the side of the road because the atmosphere is there!

Every year, the weekend following August 15, it is the great festivals of Mende!
from Friday to Monday it’s party time!

brass bands, illuminated parade, flower parade, election of misses, fun fair, ball and fireworks …

The great festivals of Mende are part of the tradition of votive festivals in the south of France.

Musical events

Les jeudis de la Cathédrale (= Thursdays at the Cathedral)

From 1 July to 31 August, the Tourist Office organizes, every Thursday at 21:00, a concert in the Cathedral of Mende.

It’s free.

The Hermitage aperitifs :

To close a day in a good mood, at the hour of the aperitif (18h), in company of artists ready to take you in their imaginary world, with the city of Mende and its surroundings for panorama.

Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Every summer, in the first half of July, the concert proposed as part of the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier is a great success in Mende.

It is a free concert that is played on Place Urbain V in Mende.

The "classic" guided tours of Mende

This summer, the Tourist Office is offering a well-stocked guided tour calendar.
Meeting and departure in the Tourist Office, place du Foirail of Mende.
Please note: The visits are in French. Visits in English are only by reservation

Mende Cathedral.

Enter the heart of Notre-Dame & Saint-Privat Cathedral in Mende.

Read more about the Cathedral

Information and reservation, Mende Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 66 94 00 23

241 steps!
The rise of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Mende must be earned!
But it’s worth it!

Access to the bell tower is prohibited for children under 12 years old.
Information and reservation, Mende Tourist Office:+33 (0)4 66 94 00 23

Historic center

The alleys of the historic center with its facades and its exceptional heritage of doors.
Unmissable places that can only be visited with a guide: The town hall, the courtyard of the old synagogue, … and other surprises.

Read more about the heritage of Mende

Information and reservation, Mende Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 66 94 00 23

The Pharmacy of the old hospital

The former hospital in the town of Mende, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, is now a residence for the elderly.
It should be noted that its pharmacy preserves many 19th century objects and that its walnut furniture recreates the atmosphere of our apothecary shops of the past.

Please note: Accessible and visible only during scheduled guided tours or by reservation.
Limited to 18 people.