Set in France’s largest forest, Mont-de-Marsan is a historic town with a rich cultural heritage. Art lovers will appreciate the Musée Despiau-Wlérick, a modern sculpture collection housed in a 14th century castle, but visitors can also explore the exciting Racecourse of the Allègres, or the annual Festival Arte Flamenco celebration.
Mont-de-Marsan is served by two nearby airports, Bordeaux, which is around 138km away and the smaller Biarritz, which is closer at 118km. There is no direct shuttle service from Bordeaux airport, but passengers can catch a TER train to travel to Mont-de-Marsan, and then connect to the city centre by taxi, on foot or by bus. Bordeaux airport is served by many major carriers including, Air France, British Airways, KLM and Aer Lingus. From Biarritz airport, travellers can take a train to Morcenx, then another train on to Monte-de-Marsan, this takes around 1.3 hours, there are no shuttle buses. Airlines serving Biarritz include Ryanair, EasyJet, SAS and Air France.
Passengers can travel to Mont-de-Marsan by TER trains which are part of the SNCF network; the journey starts in Bordeaux and takes around 1.2 hours. The town’s train station, the Gare de Mont-de-Marsan, is located 10 minutes from the town centre by foot, but there are also buses connecting the railway station and town centre provided by RTDL. There is no bus service at the weekend, but taxis are available.
There are no long distance bus routes which serve Monte-de-Marsan, but travellers can catch a coach here from the nearby towns of Sabres, St Sever, Mugron and Hagetmau. All bus services to Mont-de-Marsan arrive at the train station and connecting routes to the town centre take 5 minutes. The main provider is RTDL. Although TMA also offer a local service, they do not operate routes between the town and the railway station.