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Jean Bouveri Gymnastics Complex & Aquatics centre

Commune de Montceau les Mines

Montceau-les-Mines, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Altitude : 350m
1 Gymnastics hall
1 Aquatics centre

Centre disciplines

Artistic gymnastics Artistic swimming


Montceau les Mines is a sporty that sticks together, it's located in Saône et Loire county, In Burgundy Franche-Comté. It's an old mining city with an important and energetic community network. This establishment has enabled the rise of the iron and steel and mechanical industry in the area. As a natural territory endowed with many parks and lakes, its geographical location and transportation network are assets. The St Exupéry airport in Lyon is 1.40 hours away, and Paris is 2 hours away. Eventually, an airport in St Yan (40 minutes) can welcome private planes. The environment is bucolic and there is quite a variety of accomodation and catering resorts in the city. Gymnastics Center of Excellence (MAG /FAG) open 7/7, surrounded by nature and in a very sporty city – Land of Gymnastics. The Center is equipped with a 1680m² MAG room, a 984m² FAG room with terraces (780 seats) which can host mixed competitions (MAG and FAG), and an additionnal 680m² room for training and gymnastic preparations.

Special features

The sports facilities and the hotels are close to the city center, this gives optimum conditions for the athletes’ preparation and recovery. The gymnastic complex has 3 training rooms that are being renovated. The specifications of the French Federation of Gymnastics are taken into account. The water sport center was renovated in 2002. There is a 50m pool with 8 lanes. A relamping was made in 2022. There is also a recreational pool with a spa.

Proximity with whole services (everything is less than 5kms)

This gymnastic complex has :

1 Sports-Medicine Center, 1 sauna, 1 treatments room, 1 meeting room, wifi, weight equipments, Vogo Sport camera.

Near the complex :

1 synthetic athletics track, relaxation spa (200m), Medical Health Center (500m), nautic base (150m), forest (400m), 2 big parks with fitness areas (3km), golf (3km), cryotherapy (4km), hotel-restaurants-spa (2km), City Center (1,5 km)

Known for

Residents : Montceau Gym Club : French Top 12 club – Educational Club for MAG /FAG – Gold FFG Club.
Gymnastics’ French Federation’s Pole Espoir (MAG) : High Level structure for Sport Excellence Cursus.
Courses/formations : Many courses/gymnastic formations take place each year on site. The Junior and Senior French National Teams often come for their preparation or to take part in qualifying tests.
Example : Qualifying test for World Championship in 2019
Qualifying test for European championship in 2020
Competitions : Every year since 2018, the Revue Nationale des Effectifs (Elite MAG) takes place here.
Top 12 Qualifying matches
International tournament with 4 delegations in 2021
Our Olympics Participants : Nicole Bourdiau (1968), Henri Boério (1976), Nadine Audin (1972 et 1976), Martine Audin (1976)

As for swimming, the complex hosted the racing national championship in 2019, the winter youth and junior artistic national swimming in December 2021 and the youth  European artistic swimming in July 2022.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna Vehicle hire service Ice bath Standard competition wheelchairs provided Relaxation room Personal security service Adapted vehicle hire service

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