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Marvejols - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lozère

A former royal town in Gévaudan, nestling between Aubrac and Margeride in the Colagne Valley, the town of Marvejols was rebuilt in the 17th century by Henry IV after the Wars of Religion. It's a welcoming small town, and is now listed as a place of interest by the Plus Beaux Détours de France association. Its three beautiful fortified gates from the 17th century, the Soubeyran Gate, Théron Gate and Chanelles Gate, as well as its pedestrian shopping streets, make it a pleasant place to visit.

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At 640 meters of altitude, between Aubrac and Margeride, stands Marvejols, important city of Lozère. Former royal town of Gévaudan under Henri IV, it is not far from the gorges of Tarn and Causses, high tourist places.

Marvejols has an architecture marked by its medieval past, but also by the time of the Renaissance. Narrow streets, fortified gates and other old houses are on the program of this city which does not lack charm and character.

Turning towards the protection of the Occitan language and culture, the one that hosted part of the shooting of the film 37.2 ° in the morning, is a must visit in this part of Lozère.

Marvejols offers an important heritage to discover, as well as numerous leisure sites and other places of festivities to enjoy in the heart of a unique nature.

Things to see and do

Best known for her role in the history of the famous Beast of Gevaudan, the city of Marvejols also has a cultural and natural heritage of the most interesting.

Built in the late thirteenth century, the Notre-Dame-de-la-CARCE no shortage of attractions. Listed historical monument, it owes its name to a highly respected legend Marvejols. In the Middle Ages, a prince of the House of Aragon was held prisoner before being released by the Virgin Mary. Destroyed during the religious wars, the college was completely rebuilt from 1654.

Soubeyran in the door of a small archaeological museum presents the discoveries made during excavations around Marvejols. This beautiful collection of antiques helps in learning a bit more about the ancient capital of Gevaudan.

Dating back to the fourteenth century and renovated in the seventeenth century, Soubeyran door, which houses the Archaeological Museum, presents a beautiful medieval appearance. Also on display in the town's door and the door of Chanelles Thérond.

At the gates of Marvejols, the Gevaudan wolf park can admire a hundred wolves living in semi-liberty in a natural park.

At the entrance of the city of Marvejols, two bronze sculptures representing Henry IV and the famous Beast of Gevaudan who terrorized the region.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

City Marvejols offers various events throughout the year in the city streets, and several buildings.

A market takes place all year instead Cordesse on Tuesday mornings and on Saturdays from 8 to 13h.

Marvejols offers every July the Marveloz Pop Festival, dedicated to vintage. For two days he showcased through dance, music, design, vehicle, visual arts or cinema. Machine writing contests, country meals and various workshops are proposed.

In November, instead Book Fair Autumn Leaves, the opportunity to discover local authors and discuss different topics at conferences.

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