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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Mont-de-Marsan
Insee code40192
AltitudeFrom 23 to 97 meters
Surface36.88 km²
Population33051 inhabitants
Density896 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Pierre-du-Mont at 2 km
DepartmentLandesMazerolles at 5.4 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town


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  • Located midway between the ocean and the mountains, the center of the largest forest in Europe, Mont-de-Marsan is the prefecture of the Landes department since 1790. The city Gascon, with three rivers and four flowers, with over 32,000 inhabitants (Montois (s)).
  • History:
  • Around 1133, Pierre de Lobaner, Viscount of Marsan, founded a castelnau (Old Castle) at the confluence of the rivers, to protect the country and keep the river port. It was enlarged in the 14th with Lacataye, Castle Nolibos, the Greater and Lesser pincers.
  • In the 18th century, four convents settled: the Poor Clares, the Ursulines, the Franciscans and Barnabites.
  • The 19th century was marked by the passage of Napoleon to whom we owe a fine ensemble neoclassical in the Rue Victor Hugo: prefecture, police, courthouse, jail, Madeleine.
  • End 19th: beautiful architectural style of Belle Epoque, Place de l'Hotel de Ville.
  • Mont-de-Marsan is a land of good living with his Landes specialties: foie gras, duck breast and duck confit, chicken, asparagus, corn, meat pie, pastis, armagnac.


  • Guided tours of the city theme in July and August every day from Monday to Friday, and walking tour of Old Town (1:30) all year on request at the Tourist Office on +33 5 58 05 87 37.
  • Despiau-Wlérick: only French museum specializes in figurative sculpture of the Entre-2-Wars (30 years), located in the dungeon Lacataye (panorama).
  • Museum of the 34th Infantry Regiment.
  • Arena of Plumaçon.
  • Centre for Contemporary Art: exhibition of painters and sculptors and permanent exhibition.
  • Flour: Municipal Gallery of exhibitions (old mill of the 10th century).
  • Circuit of the sculptures on the street.
  • Animal Park Nahuques: animals in semi-freedom and adventure playground for children. Free admission.
  • Parc Jean Rameau: floral garden, Japanese garden, gazebo, outdoor theater, stroll along the river, games.
  • Wash houses.
  • Ramparts.
  • Churches.
  • Roman Houses, Street Hoops.
  • Departure from the bike path to Villeneuve-de-Marsan and Green Lane.
  • Start up the towpath along the Tartas Midouze.
  • Municipal swimming pool.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Mont-de-Marsan
Information pointsTourist Office of the Marsan
Leisure centresMuseum Despiau Wlérick,   Racecourse of the Allègres
MonumentsCastle Nolibos,   Chapel Romane,   Church Saint-Vincent-de-Paul,   Church of La Madeleine,   House Dupeyré,   Keep Lacataye,   Prefecture of the Landes
Performance hallsAuberge Landaise,   Cafe Music,   Municipal Theatre of Mont-de-Marsan,   Stadium Guy-Boniface


  • Food Market Tuesday and Saturday morning, St. Roch Market, ranked among the hundred most beautiful in France.
  • Arte Flamenco Festival: early July.
  • Feast of the Magdalene: the second half of July. Varied program organized by the regulated parties (+33 5 58 75 39 08): bullfights, processions, Landes contest, activities for children and adults, concerts, bandas, bodegas ...
  • International Festival of Extreme Sports: The first weekend of September.
  • Concerts and performances throughout the year at the theater space and François Mitterrand.
  • Various activities: Fair to Bargain hunting, Carnival.


  • Watersports and leisure Marsan with tree climbing course in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont.
  • Jean Rostand Center, site search and visits to natural Pouydesseaux.
  • Raising of dairy Landaise Britain-de-Marsan.
  • 18 hole golf course at St. Avitus.
  • Paintball in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont.
  • Canoeing in Roquefort.
  • Walking and cycling on and surrounding Marsan (guiding planes for sale at the Tourist Office).


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Statues near the museum DubalenStatues near the museum Dubalen
Small bridge in the museum garden DubalenSmall bridge in the museum garden Dubalen
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Museum of Garden DubalenMuseum of Garden Dubalen
The toreador up ArenaThe toreador up Arena
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Small bridge in the museum garden DubalenSmall bridge in the museum garden Dubalen
Barracks GroveBarracks Grove
Animal Park NahuquesAnimal Park Nahuques
Arena of PlumaçonArena of Plumaçon
Despiau Wlérick, sculpture museumDespiau Wlérick, sculpture museum
Museum 34th Infantry RegimentMuseum 34th Infantry Regiment
Street archesStreet arches
Houses Romance Street MaubecHouses Romance Street Maubec
Parc Jean RameauParc Jean Rameau



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French cuisine restaurantUn Air de Campagne  
Located in the center of the city of Mons, Un Air de Campagne find a charming and welcoming restaurant. The dining room is very pleasant with its timber frame and stone walls. The Chef...
Located in Mont-de-Marsan36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Clefs d'Argent  
Located in the heart of the Landes, Les Clefs d'Argent welcomes you in an old building, and reveals its charms and flavors in a refined and friendly atmosphere. The decor is original...
Located in Mont-de-Marsan53 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Mont-de-Marsan  
Relaxation and indulgence. Buds and pleasure. The restaurant Campanile Mont-de-Marsan awaits you with open doors... - You will discover an elegant and modern setting. The lines are...
Located in Mont-de-Marsan19 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsL'hote antique  
Renovated by us since 2008, we currently have 4 guest rooms for rent, all different in style but all warm. Our house dates from 1809 and we have retained the authenticity. With simplicity...
Located 23 km from Mont-de-MarsanFrom 80 € to 90 € the double room 
Apartment with 6 bedroomsDomaine de Sengresse    
The domaine, or property, includes the main house, the little house, the impressive barn, the park and a beautiful swimming pool. The chosen décor for both houses contains a mixture...
Located 25 km from Mont-de-MarsanFrom 115 € to 130 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLacabe    
In a green and 3 air-conditioned rooms with pool and individually decorated, and breakfast included. There is also a pond on site for fishermen and can take walks around the house.
Located 26 km from Mont-de-Marsan60 € the double room 

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House for 12 personsGîtes Moulin de Marie, piscine   SPECIAL OFFER
House 12 people: a family home fully equipped. Gite 2 people: a studio for a couple. 2 holiday enjoyment for those labeled 'Gîtes de France', a beautiful swimming pool (12x6 m) and...
Located 21 km from Mont-de-MarsanFrom 700 € to 1700 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison de Maître (Ste-Colombe)
Situated in the picturesque rolling hills of the Chalosse, this beautiful Maison de Maître (built in 1871) has been lovingly renovated in the last year and offers spacious and comfortable...
Located 25 km from Mont-de-MarsanFrom 780 € to 1400 € per week 
House for 10 personsGìte du château de Bétan  
The holiday cottage of Château Betan is situated in one of the biggest pine woods in Europe in the French region of Les Landes. It lies besides the Bétan château surrounded with more...
Located 26 km from Mont-de-MarsanFrom 550 € to 1300 € per week 

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49 places over 999,9 haCamping municipal     SPECIAL OFFER
Grenade-sur l'Adour, flowers fourteenth century Bastide welcomes you in its municipal campground located along the river Adour in a natural environment quality 50 pitches spacious and...
Located 14.3 km from Mont-de-Marsan7.25 € per day 

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Campanile Hotel Mont de Marsan - Hotel in Mont-de-MarsanCampanile Hotel Mont de Marsan     
Situated on the eastern part of the town of Mont de Marsan, and on the edge of the forest of Les Landes, the hotel occupies a privileged position near the capital of the Marsan region....
Located in Mont-de-MarsanRoom from 39 €
Hôtel B&B Mont-de-Marsan - Hotel in Mont-de-MarsanHôtel B&B Mont-de-Marsan     
Hôtel B&B Mont-de-Marsan is located 8 km from the heart of Mont-de-Marsan. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, snack machines, and soundproofed rooms serviced by a lift. Rooms here will provide...
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L'Hexagone - Hotel in Mont-de-MarsanL'Hexagone     
Located in Mont-de-Marsan, hotel L'Hexagone offers air-conditioned accommodation including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, while Wi-Fi and parking are free. The air-conditioned...
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