What to visit in Mont-de-Marsan?
Discover the capital of the Landes!
Make the most of your stay at the Hotel Le Relais in Biscarrosse to discover Mont-de-Marsan, the capital of the Landes, situated to the south of the Regional Natural Park of the Landes de Gascogne.
Mont-de-Marsan is a pleasant town to visit, with a picturesque area along the rivers and several monuments and parks to discover!
From the Gisèle Halimi bridge, take the path along the south bank of the Midouze. Admire the view of the confluence of the two rivers. The buildings and small waterfalls are very pretty, and on the other side of the river are two imposing villas: Villa Mirasol and Rotonde Vignotte.
Then go to the large square in the centre of Mont-de-Marsan, with a fountain and several large 19th century buildings. Walk to the other end of the square and then cross the river on the Passerelle des Musées. This takes you to the part of the town where the oldest monuments, part of the ramparts, the museum and a park are located.
Despiau-Wlerick Sculpture Museum
The Despiau-Wlerick Sculpture Museum dates back to the 1930s. The museum building, the Donjon Lacataye, is a pretty tower dating from the 13th century: the two houses that originally formed the building were merged and the battlements added in the 15th century. Despiau and Wlerick were sculptors between the two World Wars and the museum is dedicated to their works, as well as other sculptures from the same period.
Jean Rameau Park
Jean Rameau Park is a large park located north of the centre (across the river Twelve, near the Pont du Lycée), with a vast collection of plants and a pleasant place to picnic. In the centre of the park is a large bandstand containing a very large statue of Marshal Foch.
The animal park of Nahuques Park
Children will enjoy the Nahuques Park Animal Park, east of downtown, where they can see animals such as sheep, llamas, goats and emus.