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Confluence of the Douze and Midou rivers in Mont-de-Marsan
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Geneviève Darrieussecq|
|• Land1||36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||40192 / 40000|
|Elevation||23–97 m (75–318 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Mont-de-Marsan airbase « Constantin Rozanoff » is a major installation of the French Air Force. The base includes CEAM (the French air force military experimentation and trials organisation), an air defense radar command reporting centre, and an air defence control training site. Mont-de-Marsan airbase was formerly home to France's first operational squadron of nuclear bombers, the Dassault Mirage IVA.
- The Donjon Lacataye is the keep of a 14th-century castle
- Despiau-Wlérick Museum (1930s sculpture by two local artists)
- Dubalen Museum
- Marechal Foch's equestrian statue
Two historic punk rock music festivals were held in Mont-de-Marsan's bullring in 1976 and 1977.
Festival Arte Flamenco international festival created in 1989 in Mont-de-Marsan by the council of the Landes department.
Organized in honor of the patron saint of the city in mid-July, the Fêtes of Madeleine are the first fairs in the Southwest after Pamplona (Spain). Tens of thousands of people, young and old, called "Festayres" come from everywhere to share moments of jubilation at the bandas, musicians southwest, which enliven the streets nights and days ... In the streets, the parade of floats decorated with small flowers, made by associations and neighborhood committees, has been a resounding success. As for the fireworks, it illuminates the city of a thousand lights and shines many eyes!
People born in Mont-de Marsan
- Joël Bats, association football goalkeeper for the French national team, winner of UEFA Euro 1984 and third place at FIFA World Cup 1986 (1957 – )
- Pierre Bosquet, Marshal of France, (1810–1861)
- Charles Despiau, sculptor, (1874–1946)
- Robert Wlérick, sculptor, (1882–1944)
- Alain Juppé, politician and former Prime Minister of France, (1945 – )
- Patrick Biancone, Thoroughbred horse racing trainer, (1952 – )
- Thomas Castaignède, rugby union footballer, (1975 – )
- Paul Astin, Marathon runner, (1986 – )
- Fabien Vehlmann, comics writer, (1972 – )
- Romain Larrieu, association football goalkeeper (1976 – )
- Jean van de Velde, golfer, (1966 – )
- Abdoulaye Loum, basketball player
- Tudela, Navarre, Spain
Media related to Mont-de-Marsan at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in English)
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