Mende, the city of bishops in Gévaudan
The historic center is located around its monumental Gothic cathedral.
Once the seat of the powerful Bishops-Counts, the economy of the city of Mende was due to crafts and commerce.
It was very prosperous until the nineteenth century.
Moreover, the department of Lozère was formerly the province of Gévaudan. The mere mention of which is enough to send our imaginations back to the time of the religious wars or… to the mystery of the beast…