Thoughts From France. Mende

Mende a beautiful town in Lozere France. There is so much to see. We got a circular, information leaflet that took us on an historic tour of the old town! Boy it was old! There is evidence that there have been people living in the town since 200BC. Read about it here it is very interesting. 

This is the narrowest street the ancient town of Mende.

 We followed the map and found it very interesting. We visited the Cathedral , It was Pope Urban V  who started work on  the cathedral (1368), for a completion in 1467.


As you can see the two towers are completely different, one was destroyed during the religious wars. I am totally miffed as to why they did not replicate the old one? 

Here they are restoring part of the old ramparts of the town. This time unlike their predecessors they are honouring what was there before.

This is the the oldest water pump in town apparently it is the best water in the Town!! 

This spectacular moment in time  is painted on the side of a house in the old town it looks as if the guy with the flag is about to step on to the street! The scene in the painting actually depicts a scene from Voltarra an Italian town that Mende is twinned with . We have visited Voltarra too. 

Well that is all the photos the internet here will allow me to upload right now . 

Bonsoir, this should of been posted yesterday but I am sorry I just did not have time to write it all or the patience to fight the internet! 😊😇

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. evmoog
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 17:09:27

    Beautiful pictures!

    Reply

  2. ourfrenchoasis
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 18:33:53

    What a fascinating place, great photos

    Reply

  3. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 21:30:51

    Love the tour and the photos. I just saved myself a bunch of change by travelling from my desk chair. Thank you, Willow. Fantastic share. 😀 ❤

    Reply

  4. 1EarthUnited
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 00:58:35

    Wow, your pictures are amazing, looks like you had a wonderful time. Thx for sharing!

    Reply

  5. Bernadette
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:55:30

    A visual feast.

    Reply

  6. Paul
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 21:25:55

    Beautiful

    Reply

  7. Unsungpoet
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 16:56:40

    I love it! Godspeed to you on your journeys XOXO

    Reply

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