Pont-de-Larn

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Pont-de-Larn
Coat of arms of Pont-de-Larn
Coat of arms
Pont-de-Larn is located in France
Pont-de-Larn
Pont-de-Larn
Coordinates: 43°30′19″N 2°24′24″E / 43.5053°N 2.4067°E / 43.5053; 2.4067Coordinates: 43°30′19″N 2°24′24″E / 43.5053°N 2.4067°E / 43.5053; 2.4067
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Mazamet-Nord-Est
Intercommunality Castres-Mazamet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Carayol
Area
 • Land1 34.51 km2 (13.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,939
 • Population2 density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81209 / 81660
Elevation 202–701 m (663–2,300 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Pont-de-Larn is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

Pont-de-Larn is 2 kilometers from Mazamet, and the region Midi-Pyrenees.

The town is situated in the Regional Natural Park of Upper Languedoc at the foot of Black Mountain on the Arn.

On the sunny side of the Thore Valley, Pont de l'Arn offers residents and guests the ambience of a "country town". There are guest houses and lodges in the vocinity, and marked hiking trails.

There is also a tennis club, stadiums, bowling and a golf course 'Baroug'e, one of the oldest in the Midi-Pyrenees. The village offers a wide selection of shops and services nearby. Gastronomy is not forgotten with restaurants known for their good cooking.

At the heart of the Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc, the Pont de l'Arn can be the starting point for excursions to the Sidobre, the Orb Valley, or the Caroux Lacaune.

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