From the Hotel and Restaurant Richelieu
Discover Mont-de-Marsan on foot!
Enjoy our hotel’s unbeatable location in the town centre to discover Mont-de-Marsan and its history which stretches back to the 12th century. The “town of three rivers” is perfect for whiling away the hours in. From the Esplanade du Midou bridge, you’ll spot the old laundry called the “Cale de l’Abreuvoir” dating from 1868. Located where the three rivers meet, it’s one of the best spots for admiring the place where the Midou and the Douze form the Midouze. Mont-de-Marsan is also called a town of sculptures. As well as the Musée Despiau Wlérick, just 4 minutes on foot from the hotel and housing more than 2000 sculptures from Mont-de-Marsan artists Charles Despiau and Robert Wlérick, the town features sculptures from around the world in its streets and parks year round. One you certainly won’t want to miss is “La Plongeuse” (“The Diver”), a woman jumping into the Midouze.
There are many other sites and monuments also worth visiting, including the Église de la Madeleine and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Raymond Farbos museum with its works by famous artists. Then spend some time in the Parc Jean Rameau with its excellent varieties of plants, beech trees and sculptures, the Parc Animalier de Nahuques with 4 hectares shaded by oak trees, the Jardin Saint Vincent and the Promenade du 21 Août 1944, a true green lung in the town centre. And of course, there are also the Arènes de Plumaçon, a cultural space buzzing throughout the Fêtes de la Madeleine in July.
To find out more, the Office du Tourisme de Mont-de-Marsan is located a 2 minute walk away from the Hotel Richelieu.