Capital of the Landes, Mont-de-Marsan, the city of three rivers, benefits from a privileged geographical situation by being located on the edge of the Landes forest and halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrénées mountains. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Mont-de-Marsan was built in the Middle Ages and is located on the roads to Santiago de Compostela. Today it has 31,000 inhabitants and has many assets to attract tourists!
You will discover with pleasure pretty medieval streets, very flowery parks and gardens, a pleasant setting with the 3 rivers that cross the city, houses with blond stones that shine under the sun, and sculptures that have left the museum to take possession of public spaces.
The main sites to see are: the Despiau-Wlerick museum, which houses the sculptures of these two local artists in the Donjon de Lacataye, a beautiful 13th century tower; the botanical garden next to the museum, where some twenty statues are erected; the Mirasol villa, of the Art Deco type, on the edge of the Midouze river; the Romanesque chapel of Pujolin Square; the medieval ramparts, built in the 12th century; Jean Rameau Park and its important collection of plants; the rue des Arceaux, a very old alley in the city centre; the Plumaçon arenas, dating from 1889; the Palais de Justice, dating from 1809!
Mont-de-Marsan takes advantage of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, which gives it an oceanic climate. The entire department of the Landes has four distinct seasons: winter with a mild atmosphere, spring with good weather despite some heavy rains, summer with good sunshine and pleasant weather conditions and autumn with a cooler atmosphere. As with any locality with an oceanic climate, whether in Biscarosse or Hendaye, the climate of the Landes is characterised by the almost constant presence of rain.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!