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Maurice Daugé Sports complex

Commune de Venelles

Venelles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Altitude : 400m
1 Aquatics centre
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines

Water polo Artistic swimming Volleyball


The sports complex “Maurice Daugé” is a natural space of 22 hectares combining quality and modernity Having 44 covered and outdoor facilities, scores of sports disciplines can be practiced. It is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the city of Venelles. This region is located in the south East of France. Venelles is a town in the heart of Provence, between the Durance and the Emblematic Sainte-Victoire mountain. It is quite close to Aix-en-Provence, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Meyrrargues and Saint-Marc Jaumegarde. The commune is both attached to the Northern canton of Aix en Provence and to the Val de Durance basin. For further information :

Special features

Its geographical location is perfect to attract travallers and tourists from everywhere.
It is served by major highways leading to the North of France, Spain or Italy. It is also 25 minutes from the Gare TGV (direct line to Paris within 3hours) and 35 minutes from Marseille Provence International Airport.
This complex is also accessible by public transportation and has a large parking lot.
Pedestrians and cycles can also reach this complex thanks to a cycle path between Venelles city center and the complex.
Furthermore, medical services from Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence are renowed as part of the leaders in France.

Known for

It is possible to welcome any kind of sports event in this complex thanks to The design of the Halle Nelson Mandela, its location and its equipments.
It hosts the Volleyball National League 1st division local team. This pro women’s team has regularly reached the French Championship top 6 for several years and has been qualified 2 times for the European Cup.
The Halle also hosts international basketball and Judo meetings, boxing galas and many others major sports events.

The aquatic centre houses the Club du Pays d’Aix Natation, a historic club competing in both water polo and artistic swimming. The professional waterpolo team is ranked in the top four of the French League and has qualified for several years to various European Cups.

As for artistic swimming, the Pays d’Aix Natation is the first recognized French club and manages, in collaboration with the French Swimming Federation, the pole France espoir. The French teams of this discipline regularly carry out training seminar.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities International airport nearby Hospital nearby Weights room Personal security service Vehicle hire service Physiotherapy room Film screening room

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