A family house. A traditional warm welcome and rich terroir cuisine. Welcome to Ginette et Alexandre Gerbail's hotel.
"We put our heart into welcoming our guests. A family spirit reigns here."
Four generations of the Gerbail family have kept watch over The Originals Boutique, Hotel du Pont Roupt, Mende. Once a dance club, it was transformed into a hotel-restaurant in Mende after the war and continually renovated over the generations to adapt to the changing expectations of guests. "Our house has a great tradition of hospitality," explains Ginette who took the reins in 1989 with her husband Jean-Marie. Now accompanied by her son Alexandre, Ginette handles everything in both the hotel and restaurant. "We serve wonderful traditional cuisine made with heart and incredibly rich terroir produce." With generosity and friendly staff, The Originals Boutique, Hotel du Pont Roupt, Mende will leave you with a sense of simplicity and authenticity like the region itself.
From standard to superior, the hotel's 25 rooms all present an elegant, understated decor. The soft, modern shades and strong focus on wood warm the atmosphere. These comfortable havens come with lift access and a host of amenities. Guests with reduced mobility will also find suitable accommodation.
- Air-conditioned room
Home-made fare and local and organic produce reign supreme. At breakfast, you'll find a wide range of flavours prepared by Ginette and her team, including cookies, fruit salad, bread, pastries, brioche, yoghurt and coupétade, the typical Lozère cake. Thoughtfully prepared, seasonal terroir cuisine is served morning and evening at our Mende restaurant. If you get peckish during the daytime, the hotel's bistro wine bar offers simple snack options and platters, accompanied by a selection of wines.
LE PONT ROUPT
A wild region with majestic landscapes, Lozère is worth exploring. Make the most of your time at The Originals Boutique, Hotel du Pont Roupt, Mende to discover this department and its abundant nature.
SPAOur spa in Mende has set aside 200 m2 for your wellness with an indoor swimming pool (free to use), sauna, jacuzzi and three treatment rooms where a qualified beauty therapist will present you with a list of options, including massage and face and body treatments. Aquagym and aquabike classes are also on offer as well as personal training sessions.
ACTIVITIESThe hotel partners with a number of firms offering bike rental, canyoning and fishing and enduro excursions. Visitors to the town of Mendes can choose from various nearby activities, including hunting, hiking, climbing, caving, horse riding, adventure trails and a mountain-biking park.
MENDEThe former capital of Gévaudan is captivating with its urban and rustic art de vivre and substantial cultural and architectural heritage. An industrial and commercial town until the 19th century, Mende was inhabited by nobility and the wealthy middle class which explains the number of private mansions in the town's historic centre. As you roam the narrow medieval alleys, you'll also find a wide variety of facades (timber-framed and half-timbered houses, etc.), small and large oratories, small squares with a subtle charm and a whole host of ancient gates.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThe Tarn gorges and sources, Mont Lozère, the Aubrac plateau and Cévennes Park for natural beauty. Visitors can also head to Aven Armand cave where a funicular railway travels 50 metres underground down a 200 metre-long tunnel to a vast room that could accommodate Notre-Dame de Paris with ease. Or they may choose to go to the European Bison Reservation or the Gévaudan wolf park.
The Originals Boutique, Hotel du Pont Roupt, Mende offers two rooms for your seminars, meetings and study days in Lozère. On the hotel's ground floor, they're bright with all the necessary facilities, and adjustable to boost their capacity. Combine study sessions and relaxing breaks in this work-friendly setting with access to the heated indoor swimming pool and sauna.