Mende Cathedral

Mende Cathedral

Mende Cathedral
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
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CHJ255
Fountain Valley, CA58 contributions
Beautiful Roman Gothic cathedral with a far better accoustic thatn Notre Dame Paris
Jan 2018 • Family
Despite what 10Alcapa10 may write, there is no need to pay for lighting. The organ is phenomenal, so is its acoustic. Unfortunately whoever is in charge does not see the need to conduct concerts there. What a waste! Then again I am not surprise

If you are not into architecture and/or cathedrals, do not stop in Mende!. The city is dead thanks to a mayor more concern about building yet another useless "salle des fetes" (already have one) and making people pay for parking (12,000 inhabitants most of them elderly) than making what used to be a thriving town attractive to businesses and tourists again!
Written January 15, 2018
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Cathedral of Mende. As you say so well, the monumental organ of the Cathedral deserves to be contemplated. However, there are several other interesting objects inside the building: The tapestries of Aubusson, the black virgin, the representation of Urban V, the stalls of the Choir, the rood screen, various paintings (resurrection of Lazarus, annunciation, vision of Saint-Antoine, ...). However, I would like to indicate that organ concerts take place every summer in Mende Cathedral. There was only one exception, in July and August 2017 because of a dangerous access to the organ. The "Service Départemental a l'Architecture et au Patrimoine" have solved the problem and, even if the big organs, must undergo a restoration in the coming years, concerts are planned in summer 2018. As for the other subjects you are discussing, they do not concern the Cathedral and we do not have the vocation to answer them. Looking forward to seeing you soon in Mende. Franck, pôle numérique de l'Office de Tourisme
Written March 27, 2018
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ValThorensSkier
val thorens89 contributions
Mende and its stunning cathedral !
Sep 2017 • Solo
I imagine the situation in the C16 when a peasant would have walked into the bowl that contains Mende and seen the cathedral soaring above the valley . Compared to his one-storey mud-hut this must have been astonishing beyond belief and I can understand how he must have thought " these Christian priests must be some people to be aware of ".

Driving these days into the bowl can still be a stunning introduction to Mende and its cathedral , when you arrive and see the stunning bulk of the town soar up from what is still a provincial town. It is , for me , simply magnificent.
Written December 23, 2017
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We thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of Mende Cathedral. The cathedral dominates our little city of all its imposing mass and forms the main point of attraction of Mende. I would like to add that the interior of the building has high quality furniture and deserves to be visited. The Tourist Office has free explanatory brochures available to travelers. We wish to see you again in our beautiful city. Franck, Pôle numérique de l'Office de Tourisme de Mende
Written March 27, 2018
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10Alpaca10
Milan, Italy95 contributions
Unusual and attractive
Sep 2015 • Couples
Very nice cathedral, red sandstone which is unusual and inside it is plain but quite beautiful. Once you have paid for the lighting (!) there are some nice chapels with magnificent paintings and sculptures.
Written September 19, 2015
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pisicle
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg9 contributions
Main Interrest point from the old town
Sep 2015 • Couples
Churche was completly cleaned from the outside but the inside is very dark, nice from the outside but not so good from the inside
Written September 15, 2015
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DeGeCe
Copenhagen, Denmark122 contributions
Not to be missed!
Aug 2015 • Family
Impressive building, it can be seen from far away when approaching the city. The interior is really amazing, worth visiting at a slow pace.
Written August 16, 2015
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CHJ255
Fountain Valley, CA58 contributions
Majectic
Apr 2015 • Family
The grandes orgues are fantastic and the accoustic is far better than the one in Note Dame in Paris. Try to catch a concert you will like it
Written May 8, 2015
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Robyn T
114 contributions
Another lovely cathedral
Apr 2015 • Couples
Wow, how did they build all these magnificent structures in ancient times.
The interior was not as lavish as some we have seen but well worth the short stroll from Hotel de France
Written April 15, 2015
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Mende Cathedral is open:
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