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Occitanie Musées is the Association of Curators and Scientific Personnel of the Occitanie Museums. It brings together scientific staff from the Museums of France and cultural and heritage establishments in the Occitanie region. It integrates more than a hundred professionals in all areas of museum activity (management, conservation, mediation, documentation etc.). The Association is the regional arm of the AGCCPF (The national Association of curators and Museum professionals and the public heritage sites of France)

The Gévaudan Museum is part of a regional regeneration project that includes the rehabilitation and extension of an area within the historic center, including 17th-century plots protected as Historical Monuments. Built on the site of the previous history museum (the original museum of the Société des Lettres in 1836, Departmental Museum Ignon-Fabre from 1976 to 1995), the new exhibition space will be spread over 3 levels and nearly 1200m2.

  • The ground floor : an open-plan area that focuses on the region, communal spaces to experience and share ideas including the Center for the Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (CIAP)Region of Art and History, Mende and Lot-en-Gévaudan
  • First floor : permanent exhibition Nature & Culture. From the first vestiges of life to contemporary creativity including the Beast of Gévaudan…A variety of disciplines are represented: painting, sculpture, archaeology, earth science, ethnography…
  • Second floor : temporary exhibition space and workshops

Further information available at www.musee-du-gevaudan.fr

A project for the City of Mende supported by the Department of Lozère, the Occitanie Region, the State and Europe.

Musée du Gévaudan 3 rue de l'Epine
48000 Mende 04 66 49 85 85

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Rates and opening times


Free entrance

Opening times

From 1 October to end of Chritsmas holidays and 1 April- 31 May :

  • From Wednesday to Sunday
  • 2pm-6pm

1 June- 30 September :

  • From Tuesday to Sunday
  • 10am-6pm

Closed from 1 January to 1 April and on holidays


Access and Accessibility


Postal adress : Hôtel de Ville- Direction Musée & Patrimoine | Place du Général de Gaulle – 48000 MENDE


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